Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark is a news intern for the Austin American-Statesman.

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San Marcos homeowners could see $34 hike under proposed budget
 The proposed $172.9 million budget for San Marcos would hold the tax rate at the current level, but with many homes increasing in value, the typical resident could end up paying about $34 more next year. Between rising property values and new construction boosting the city’s tax base, general fund revenue has increased $10 million over...

10:50 PM Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

The proposed $172.9 million budget for San Marcos would hold the tax rate at the current level, but with many homes increasing in value, the typical resident could end up paying about $34 more next year. Between rising property values and new construction boosting the city’s tax base, general fund revenue has increased $10 million over...
Kyle homeowners could see $42 hike under proposed budget

11:01 PM Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

Kyle residents may find themselves paying an additional $42 next year to fund city services under the proposed 2014-15 budget presented by City Manager Lanny Lambert. The proposed $53.8 million budget holds the tax rate at its current level, but with property values on the rise, many residents could end up paying more. “Our city staff...
Consultant: Travis has ‘dysfunctional’ county government, leader needed

1:04 AM Wednesday, Aug. 06, 2014

The Travis County Commissioners Court directly manages about 930 employees and a nearly $175 million budget, but there’s no county administrator running the show. Five commissioners oversee multiple departments, and those departments fail to coordinate with each other, a consultant said. The result, PSPC Consultants wrote in a detailed...
Some Hays County homeowners may see $54 tax hike under proposed budget

11:53 PM Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The average homeowner in Hays County would pay about $54 more in property taxes next year under a proposed budget that includes the last piece of a new 911 dispatch system, replacement of law enforcement vehicles and a study looking into the possibility of a new jail. County Judge Bert Cobb unveiled the proposed $155.6 million budget at Tuesday&rsquo...
TxDOT looks to bring back truck toll discounts on Texas 130
 The Texas Department of Transportation would like to lower tolls for big-rigs on Texas 130 in hopes of luring truckers off congested Interstate 35, a reprise of an 11-month pilot program that was considered successful but ran out of money. The agency estimates the effort would cost $20 million a year for two years starting September 2015...

11:38 PM Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation would like to lower tolls for big-rigs on Texas 130 in hopes of luring truckers off congested Interstate 35, a reprise of an 11-month pilot program that was considered successful but ran out of money. The agency estimates the effort would cost $20 million a year for two years starting September 2015...
LCRA to crack down on those who pump water illegally

11:43 PM Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

As drought-wary Central Texas moves into the hottest, driest part of the summer, every drop of water counts — and the Lower Colorado River Authority is ready to crack down on people who draw from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River without a valid contract. The LCRA estimates there are about 6,000 pumps running from the Highland...
Hays County development stalled over public financing questions
 A Hill Country development has stalled as San Marcos and Hays County officials are at odds over a financing mechanism for the project, a sprawling residential subdivision anchored by a corporate campus that some argue could be instrumental in the area’s growth. A development agreement for a project known as Lazy Oaks Ranch was approved...

11:47 PM Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

A Hill Country development has stalled as San Marcos and Hays County officials are at odds over a financing mechanism for the project, a sprawling residential subdivision anchored by a corporate campus that some argue could be instrumental in the area’s growth. A development agreement for a project known as Lazy Oaks Ranch was approved...
Se inscriben primeros candidatos para elecciones a Consejo Municipal
 Considerando que hay más de 50 personas con el ojo puesto en los 10 escaños de los distritos en el Consejo Municipal de Austin, y al menos seis aspirantes a ocupar el cargo de alcalde, la oficina del secretario municipal estuvo relativamente tranquila la mañana del lunes 21, durante las primeras horas en que se podrí...

2:36 PM Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Considerando que hay más de 50 personas con el ojo puesto en los 10 escaños de los distritos en el Consejo Municipal de Austin, y al menos seis aspirantes a ocupar el cargo de alcalde, la oficina del secretario municipal estuvo relativamente tranquila la mañana del lunes 21, durante las primeras horas en que se podrí...
It begins: First seven candidates file for Austin City Council races

11:05 PM Monday, Jul. 21, 2014

Considering there are more than 50 people eyeing 10 district-based seats on the Austin City Council — plus at least six hopefuls for mayor — the city clerk’s office was relatively quiet Monday morning during the first hour candidates could file to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. There was no line of council-hopefuls stretching...
Rescue groups take in nearly 80 animals seized from Travis County home
 Austin animal rescue groups are stepping up to find new homes for nearly 80 cats and dogs that were seized last week from a northeastern Travis County home. The seven dogs, 48 cats and 24 kittens were seized July 9 after the Travis County sheriff’s office received several reports of animal cruelty from neighbors. No charges have been...

2:05 AM Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

Austin animal rescue groups are stepping up to find new homes for nearly 80 cats and dogs that were seized last week from a northeastern Travis County home. The seven dogs, 48 cats and 24 kittens were seized July 9 after the Travis County sheriff’s office received several reports of animal cruelty from neighbors. No charges have been...
Crowded Hays County jail now sending some inmates out of county
 Less than two months after he took office, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler halted the practice of transferring extra inmates to neighboring Guadalupe County. Hays County spent more than $1 million between 2009 and 2011 on shipping and housing inmates out of the county, so Cutler decided in 2011 to run his jail “a little different&rdquo...

1:24 AM Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

Less than two months after he took office, Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler halted the practice of transferring extra inmates to neighboring Guadalupe County. Hays County spent more than $1 million between 2009 and 2011 on shipping and housing inmates out of the county, so Cutler decided in 2011 to run his jail “a little different&rdquo...