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Understanding the Constitutional Amendment That Would Exempt Gold from Taxation

On Nov. 5, voters will weigh in on Proposition 9, a state constitutional amendment that would exempt metals stored in the Texas Bullion Depository — the only state-backed precious metals depository in the nation — from property taxes.

Understanding Austin’s Ambitious Transportation Plans

The strategic plan sets out a vision for reducing the number of Austinites who rely on cars from 74% now to 50% in 2039.

Answering Five Questions Texans Have About Hemp and Marijuana

They’re both illegal, for now, and they’re both cannabis, but the similarities just about end there.

North Lamar’s Long Road Toward Improvements

Austin is in the midst of developing a small area plan for what some residents consider a neglected pocket of Austin — the area around North Lamar Boulevard north of Highway 183 to Braker Lane.

Dec 18, 2020

Journalism’s Path Forward

Newspapers rolling off big city and small-town printing presses. Radio and television broadcasts flying through airwaves. Cable news around the clock. Adding to that information highway, the constant gratification offered by the Internet and social media platforms turning  anyone into a reporter, editor and influencer. One constant is journalism. An industry dependent upon truth, fact-finding […]

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