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Austin home prices keep breaking new records, deepening city’s affordability crisis

This North Austin home is listed at $566K, just under the median home price in Austin. (realtor.com)

The median home price in the city of Austin reached an all-time high of $566,500 in May, jumping nearly 35% year-over-year, according to the Austin Board of Realtors' latest market report.

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Political shift on council undercuts land-use lawsuit

The City of Austin law department has more than 100 attorneys and staff. Yet when time came to litigate a new land use proposal last year, the city turned to an outside firm. That decision has so far cost the city $119,583 in a hitherto fruitless lawsuit.

Financial records reviewed by The Austin Bulldog show that the city paid that amount to the firm Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP, mostly for attorney Jane Webre, who charged $480 an hour.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

Early voting for the Austin City Council Districts 6 and 10 runoff elections begins today
(Bob Daemmrich)

Early voting begins Thursday and runs through Friday, Dec. 11 for the Dec. 15 runoff election.

Here's everything you need to know before you vote, including which races are on the ballot and where to cast yours.

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