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MOTO X. (The X stands for Texas) June 26

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phoneGoogle revealed Thursday that it has two new sophisticated Android smartphones in the works, one of which will have the unprecedented distinction of being made in the United States.

An HTC One smartphone customized to be “Google’s take on Android” will make its US debut on June 26 at a price of $599, the head of Android, Chrome and Google Apps said at an AllThingsD conference in California.

“It’s a great device,” Google executive Sundar Pichai said during an on-stage interview.

Google Edition handsets by Taiwan-based HTC will be compatible with carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.

Pichai made the disclosure a day after Motorola Mobility head Dennis Woodside said on the same stage that the company’s was preparing to release its first smartphone since being bought by Google.

The smartphone would be called Moto X and be made in a facility near Fort Worth, Texas, Woodside said.

It is the first smartphone that is going to be built in the United States,” Woodside said, noting that the plant would employ about 2,000 people by August.

“We think that it is going to allow us to innovate and iterate that much faster.”

Components for Motorola smartphones will come from Taiwan, South Korea, the United States and elsewhere with about 70 percent of the assembly done in Texas, Woodside said.

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/30/google-coming-out-with-two-new-android-phones/

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2013/05/31 at 1:26 am

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The fight over Austin Energy’s governance

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2013/05/27 at 6:48 pm

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UT Med School Plans in Community Impact

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Lots of details about the money and the politics that go into this project in the article. Takes a while, looks like this:

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/southwest-austin/medical-school-new-hospital-move-forward/

 

 

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2013/05/25 at 6:44 pm

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A Permanent Farmers’ Market Might Be Coming To Austin

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 The city’s collective dream of no longer being forced to live in a constant state of frustration with the downtown Whole Foods parking lot might come true. The Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office is sussing out what it would take (and how much it would cost) for Austin to have a farmers’ market that operates seven days a week

The idea was first proposed by Texas Perspectives, a economic analysis and consulting firm. Austin city reps traveled to Portland and Seattle to study how their full time farmer’s markets operate. And while plans of what Austin’s own market may or may not look like are still in the very early stages, city rep Margaret Shaw did confirm to KUT that the city does posses the necessary infrastructure to support one.

from austinist

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2013/05/10 at 10:57 am

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Land Development Code Group SPECIAL MEETING

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
Land Development Code Advisory Group
Monday, May 13, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country Ballroom
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Convene
A. New Business
Attend “South Shore Central Sub-district of the Waterfront Overlay” presentation
by John Fregonese of the Sustainable Places Project, sponsored by the City of
Austin Waterfront Planning Advisory Board
Adjourn

This event is free and open to the public

For more information on the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, please visit
http://www.imagineaustin.net or contact
Matt Dugan, Planning and Development Review Department, at 974-7665 or
matthew.dugan@austintexas.gov.

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2013/05/09 at 10:35 am

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City, Community Begin to Update 30-Year-Old Land Code

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By Stephanie Myers | May 7, 2013

The last time the Austin Land Development Code was rewritten was in 1984; the population was 392,000. About 30 years – and 450,000 people – later, as part of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, city and community officials have decided it’s about time to give the code another look.

Members of the Land Development Code Revision Team met last week with members of the Central Texas Chapter of the Congress New Urbanism (CNU-CTX) and residents to discuss why this is happening, what the process will look like and how the community can get involved.

The City of Austin will be holding multiple meetings throughout the process to keep the community informed and to solicit its feedback. For information on future meetings, make sure to check the Land Development Code website frequently by clicking here.

read the rest at: http://www.austinpost.org/boom-town/city-community-begin-update-30-year-old-land-code

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2013/05/08 at 10:19 am

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