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What we woke up to, 11/5/15

Quote of The Day: "I support affordable housing. It may not seem that way, coming in here and suing these folks, but I do support affordable housing,” --Michael Sullivan (see: "Court denies injunction against Foundation Communities").



For all of today's Monitor coverage, go here. For whispers, go here

Austin Monitor
Leading today, Taylor Whitson reports on the TCEQ's water management plan for the LCRA. Jo Clifton has the latest on the ongoing criticism of proposed changes to the city's Lobbying Ordinance. And Elizabeth Pagano has two stories. The first details one neighbor's battle against Foundation Communities' Bluebonnet Studios on South Lamar, which has now moved to the courts. The second is about a request to "tear down part of that wall" in North Central Austin, and the struggle to find a compromise at the Board of Adjustment. 

Today, the Statesman brings us an update on the Waller Creek Tunnel project, which has been operating, unfinished, under some pretty extreme conditions. They also report that the  disabled tower at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is still delaying flights. We at the Monitor can confirm this to be true, from the Denver International Airport, which we arrived at after a six-hour flight delay yesterday. (It's snowing here!!)

Texas Tribune
Our governor, Greg Abbott, has decided that he will withhold criminal justice grants for those communities that don't participate in ICE. Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxon has determined it's a-okay for the Childress Police Department to stick "In God We Trust" stickers on their cruisers. Speaking of police, the Tribune reports that the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is taking a closer look at the procedures surrounding Houston's psych evals that are required before someone is employed as a dispatcher, jailer or peace officer. And, here's the brief.

Austin Chronicle
This week the Chronicle brings us their take on appraisal problems in the Mueller Development. Publisher Nick Barbaro sounds off on MoPac. The weekly also explores what it's like to be young and homeless in Austin. And Michael King weighs in on the Larry Jackson, Jr. ruling. 

That'll do it for today. Remember, complete Monitor coverage is here

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