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On May 12th the City's Ethics Review Commission spent nearly two hours discussing a complaint against Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison lodged by Olivia Overturf. Commission members tuned in remotely for the meeting.

The complaint was ultimately dismissed.

But the substance of the discussion was eclipsed, in hindsight, by the fact that Commission Member Debra Danburg made faces at her computer camera that could only be described as bizarre, as seen in the photo montage published here.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

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The Austin City Council will vote Thursday to direct staff to calculate a proposed maximum property tax increase of 8% higher than the current revenue.

The vote is an administrative step that gives the council the flexibility to adopt a rate higher than the state cap of 3.5%.

Under a property tax law passed in 2019 (SB 2), cities are capped at a 3.5% revenue increase per year without voter approval, excluding revenue derived from new construction and improvements.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

The music scene in south Austin contrasts the North, where tech and large-scale shopping centers like The Domain thrive. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

In 1987, North and South Austinites put their differences to the test as they met on opposite banks of what was then called Town Lake for an epic tug-of-war competition, where more than a hundred "Bubbas" of South Austin, the so-called "auto parts capital of the world," met with the "Yuppies," who were known by the South as "wine-sipping, quiche-eater pantywaists."

More than 30 years later after the ripped T-shirt Bubbas dragged their suit and tie Northern foes into the water, Lady Bird Lake separates two very different cultures within the capital.

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Dell Technologies announces partnership with the new Moody Center. (Dell)

As the new Moody Center comes to life, homegrown tech giant, Dell Technologies, announced it is the premier founding partner for the new venue that will replace the Frank C. Erwin Center for Austin events and Austin entertainment.

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