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Central Health parts ways with firm redeveloping Brackenridge site
 Central Health has changed course on its plans to redevelop the prime six-block site in downtown Austin that was once home to University Medical Center-Brackenridge. Travis County’s health district in October had selected Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology, one of several contenders, as its preferred partner for the years-long...

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Central Health has changed course on its plans to redevelop the prime six-block site in downtown Austin that was once home to University Medical Center-Brackenridge. Travis County’s health district in October had selected Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology, one of several contenders, as its preferred partner for the years-long...
Central Health parts ways with firm redeveloping Brackenridge site
 Central Health has changed course on its plans to choose one master developer to redevelop the prime six-block site in downtown Austin that was once home to University Medical Center-Brackenridge. Travis County’s health district in October had selected Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology, one of several contenders, as its preferred...

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Central Health has changed course on its plans to choose one master developer to redevelop the prime six-block site in downtown Austin that was once home to University Medical Center-Brackenridge. Travis County’s health district in October had selected Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology, one of several contenders, as its preferred...
Travis County invites developers, landowners to pitch courthouse plan

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More than two years after voters rejected a bond proposition to build a new civil courthouse downtown, Travis County commissioners decided Tuesday to take a new approach: They’re asking developers to not only pitch a plan for a courthouse but suggest the site as well. Under the request for proposals going out Friday, county officials...
Voters Guide: Hays County Commissioner, Precinct 4
 The five-member Commissioners Court sets the county’s tax rate and budget, which finances the jails and court system, and oversees roads and parks in unincorporated areas. Commissioners serve four-year terms, and their base salary is $82,151.04. Precinct 4 includes parts of central and northwestern Hays County, including Dripping Springs...

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The five-member Commissioners Court sets the county’s tax rate and budget, which finances the jails and court system, and oversees roads and parks in unincorporated areas. Commissioners serve four-year terms, and their base salary is $82,151.04. Precinct 4 includes parts of central and northwestern Hays County, including Dripping Springs...
Travis County invites developers, land owners to pitch courthouse plan
 Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek out a land owner and developer team to build the county’s civil and family courthouse facility. The courthouse would replace the 85-year-old Heman Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, which officials have said is overcrowded and dilapidated. Voters in 2015 rejected a $287 million bond...

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Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to seek out a land owner and developer team to build the county’s civil and family courthouse facility. The courthouse would replace the 85-year-old Heman Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, which officials have said is overcrowded and dilapidated. Voters in 2015 rejected a $287 million bond...
Voters Guide: Hays County Commissioner, Precinct 3
 The five-member Commissioners Court sets the county’s tax rate and budget, which finances the jails and court system, and oversees roads and parks in unincorporated areas. Commissioners serve four-year terms, and their base salary is $82,151.04. Precinct 3 encompasses much of south and southwest Hays County, including Wimberley. CANDIDATES...

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The five-member Commissioners Court sets the county’s tax rate and budget, which finances the jails and court system, and oversees roads and parks in unincorporated areas. Commissioners serve four-year terms, and their base salary is $82,151.04. Precinct 3 encompasses much of south and southwest Hays County, including Wimberley. CANDIDATES...
Growth, property taxes top issues in Hays Commissioners Court races

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The makeup of the Hays County Commissioners Court has the potential to see big changes in 2018, with four of five seats up for election. County Judge Bert Cobb, who took a leave of absence last summer to begin treatment for leukemia, is not seeking a third term. Republican Will Conley stepped down as commissioner of Precinct 3 to run for...
New mural unveiled at 12th and Chicon in Austin
 People passing by the mural at 12th and Chicon streets used to be greeted by the immense images of famous black legends Michael Jackson, James Brown and Tupac Shakur. Now, a new mural at the same spot features all of them, plus such Austin household names as musician Gary Clark Jr., East Austin hip hop artist Charles “Nook” Turner...

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People passing by the mural at 12th and Chicon streets used to be greeted by the immense images of famous black legends Michael Jackson, James Brown and Tupac Shakur. Now, a new mural at the same spot features all of them, plus such Austin household names as musician Gary Clark Jr., East Austin hip hop artist Charles “Nook” Turner...
Man arrested in stabbing in Southwest Austin, police said
 Update 4:30 p.m.: Austin police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another person during a family disturbance at an apartment complex on Monterey Oaks Boulevard in southwest Austin. The victim, who was male, was taken to the hospital and received life-threatening injuries, said Austin Senior Police Officer Jeremy Bohannon. Police were...

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Update 4:30 p.m.: Austin police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another person during a family disturbance at an apartment complex on Monterey Oaks Boulevard in southwest Austin. The victim, who was male, was taken to the hospital and received life-threatening injuries, said Austin Senior Police Officer Jeremy Bohannon. Police were...
Police: Man injured after shooting in East Austin
 Austin-Travis County EMS took a man in his 30s to the hospital after a shooting in East Austin, officials said Saturday. Austin Police responded at about 2 p.m. to the 8400 block of Garcreek Circle, Lt. Brian Moon said. Moon said the incident began as a disturbance and escalated. Medics took the man to Dell Seton Medical Center with a gunshot...

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Austin-Travis County EMS took a man in his 30s to the hospital after a shooting in East Austin, officials said Saturday. Austin Police responded at about 2 p.m. to the 8400 block of Garcreek Circle, Lt. Brian Moon said. Moon said the incident began as a disturbance and escalated. Medics took the man to Dell Seton Medical Center with a gunshot...
New mural at 12th and Chicon unveiled
 Ten months after Chris Rogers’ mural at 12th and Chicon streets was painted over, sparking outrage from the community over what many saw as an act of gentrification, he will be back Saturday to present his new work at the same spot. In response to the controversy last summer, Austin’s black cultural district, Six Square...

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Ten months after Chris Rogers’ mural at 12th and Chicon streets was painted over, sparking outrage from the community over what many saw as an act of gentrification, he will be back Saturday to present his new work at the same spot. In response to the controversy last summer, Austin’s black cultural district, Six Square...
UPDATE: Man killed in auto-bicyclist crash in northwest Austin
 An Austin cyclist who had written a book about how supplemental testosterone affected his bike racing performance died Saturday after he was struck by a truck while changing a flat tire on the side of the road. Andrew Tilin, who wrote “The Dope Next Door,” was riding with a group of cyclists from Grupo VOP, a cycling club...

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An Austin cyclist who had written a book about how supplemental testosterone affected his bike racing performance died Saturday after he was struck by a truck while changing a flat tire on the side of the road. Andrew Tilin, who wrote “The Dope Next Door,” was riding with a group of cyclists from Grupo VOP, a cycling club...
FORECAST: Cloudy, mild, possibly wet weekend ahead
 President’s Day weekend will be a cloudy one, with mostly mild temps and chances of rain, according to the National Weather Serivce. Saturday will be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 62 degrees. The chance of precipitation will lessen by nightfall to 30 percent chance of showers. It’ll remain cloudy...

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President’s Day weekend will be a cloudy one, with mostly mild temps and chances of rain, according to the National Weather Serivce. Saturday will be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 62 degrees. The chance of precipitation will lessen by nightfall to 30 percent chance of showers. It’ll remain cloudy...
Voters Guide: Hays County Judge
 The county judge presides over the Commissioners Court, which makes the spending decisions for the county, takes on various administrative duties and serves as head of emergency management. The county judge makes a base salary of $88,505.04. CANDIDATES FOR HAYS COUNTY JUDGE ABEL VELASQUEZ
            , 58, is a Marine Corps veteran and retired...

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The county judge presides over the Commissioners Court, which makes the spending decisions for the county, takes on various administrative duties and serves as head of emergency management. The county judge makes a base salary of $88,505.04. CANDIDATES FOR HAYS COUNTY JUDGE ABEL VELASQUEZ , 58, is a Marine Corps veteran and retired...
Democratic candidates for Hays judge diverge on rail, water
 The two Democratic candidates vying next month to face former Commissioner Will Conley, a Republican, in November to become the next Hays County judge are no strangers to the local election circuit. Abel Velasquez challenged the now-outgoing Judge Bert Cobb in 2014 and lost. Ruben Becerra narrowly lost to San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides by...

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The two Democratic candidates vying next month to face former Commissioner Will Conley, a Republican, in November to become the next Hays County judge are no strangers to the local election circuit. Abel Velasquez challenged the now-outgoing Judge Bert Cobb in 2014 and lost. Ruben Becerra narrowly lost to San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides by...
Review praises Central Health but leaves Dell question unresolved
 Critics of Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, have been pressing for months for a review of the taxpayer dollars supporting Dell Medical School, but a consulting firm’s report issued this week did little to clear up their concerns. Central Health commissioned the two-part, $350,000 review last spring amid calls...

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Critics of Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, have been pressing for months for a review of the taxpayer dollars supporting Dell Medical School, but a consulting firm’s report issued this week did little to clear up their concerns. Central Health commissioned the two-part, $350,000 review last spring amid calls...
Audit gives Central Health high marks, recommends greater transparency
 Critics of Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, have been pressing for months for a review of the taxpayer dollars supporting Dell Medical School, but a consulting firm’s report issued this week did little to clear up their concerns. Central Health commissioned the two-part, $350,000 review last spring amid calls...

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Critics of Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, have been pressing for months for a review of the taxpayer dollars supporting Dell Medical School, but a consulting firm’s report issued this week did little to clear up their concerns. Central Health commissioned the two-part, $350,000 review last spring amid calls...
At least two children hospitalized after Dripping Springs crash
 1:20 p.m. update: Austin-Travis County EMS took two boys with injuries that were not life-threatening to Dell Children’s Hospital on Saturday after a crash near Dripping Springs. Hays County emergency officials also took patients to Austin hospitals, according to ATCEMS. San Marcos-Hays County EMS officials did not immediately respond...

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1:20 p.m. update: Austin-Travis County EMS took two boys with injuries that were not life-threatening to Dell Children’s Hospital on Saturday after a crash near Dripping Springs. Hays County emergency officials also took patients to Austin hospitals, according to ATCEMS. San Marcos-Hays County EMS officials did not immediately respond...
FORECAST: Freezing drizzle likely Sunday in northern Hill Country
 4 p.m. update: Portions of the Hill Country and elevated locations of far western Travis and Williamson counties will likely see patchy areas of freezing drizzle and freezing light rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The city of Austin is not expected to see any ice, as the projected lows are expected to be in the mid-30s...

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4 p.m. update: Portions of the Hill Country and elevated locations of far western Travis and Williamson counties will likely see patchy areas of freezing drizzle and freezing light rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The city of Austin is not expected to see any ice, as the projected lows are expected to be in the mid-30s...
EMS responding to rollover crash on Southwest Parkway
 9:30 a.m. update: Paramedics are taking a woman in her 60s with potentially serious injuries to a hospital after a rollover crash in southwestern Travis County early Saturday morning. The woman had been trapped inside her vehicle when Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and rescued her, officials said. Paramedics are taking her to St. David&rsquo...

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9:30 a.m. update: Paramedics are taking a woman in her 60s with potentially serious injuries to a hospital after a rollover crash in southwestern Travis County early Saturday morning. The woman had been trapped inside her vehicle when Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and rescued her, officials said. Paramedics are taking her to St. David&rsquo...
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