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Early Voting Starts April 27, Solution Found to Open South Service Center

Early voting for the Arlington May 9th Joint General and Special Elections begins Monday, April 27, and will continue until Tuesday, May 5.

Voters now have seven locations in which to cast their ballot:

Learn about Fair Housing at May 8th Conference

The City of Austin is hosting a fair housing conference, “Fair Housing in Austin: Past, Present, and Future,” on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Asian American Resource Center located at: 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754.

GOP Cheers as Repeal of ‘Un-American’ Estate Tax Passes House

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates because "it's a sad day" when heirs face huge financial burdens after someone dies, Rep. Buddy Carter told Newsmax.The House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates because "it's a sad day" when heirs face huge financial burdens after someone dies, Rep. Buddy Carter told Newsmax.

Partisan vote in U.S. House would repeal estate tax

The House voted to repeal the 99-year-old U.S. estate tax amid a partisan clash over whether the government should break up concentrated wealth or make it easier to pass along assets to the next generation.

Sessions Applauds House Passage of Bills to Repeal, Reform Parts of Tax Code

Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement on the House’s passage of bills that repeal the death tax and make the tax code more fair and reliable:

Energy Department Recognizes San Antonio Area Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and Macy’s have committed to reducing their energy use by 20 percent across their entire respective building portfolios by 2020.

Energy Department Recognizes Fort Worth for Leadership in Advancing Energy Efficiency

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Fort Worth has achieved eight percent energy savings across 19 million square feet of public and private sector buildings since 2009.

City of Fort Worth: East First Street reconstruction project will rebuild roadway, bridges

The Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, has begun construction on the $13.9 million East First Street reconstruction project.

Pinnacle Ranks Third among the Nation’s Largest Apartment Managers

Pinnacle announced today that it ranks third among the nation’s largest apartment managers on the National Multi Housing Council’s (NMHC) 2015 Top 50 list. A prominent resource in the multifamily industry, the list provides a benchmark against which to measure trends.

Midland City’s CDBG Program celebrates National Community Development Week

Communities are recognizing the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week this week, April 6-11.

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Acquires 288-Unit Class A Fox Hill Apartments in Austin, Texas

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BRG) (“BRG” or “the Company”) announced today that it has acquired through a joint venture a 288-unit Class A apartment community in Austin, Texas known as the Fox Hill Apartments (“Fox Hill”).

City of Midland releases proposed terms of downtown hotel development; seeks public input

The City of Midland has reached a set of proposed terms with developers of the Hotel Santa Rita, a mixed-use development that is proposed for a city-owned property in downtown Midland.

AUSTIN, TEXAS WINS PRESTIGIOUS HUD SECRETARY AWARD

For nearly 70 years, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport thrived on the east side of Austin, Texas but as the city grew, Austin needed a modern international airport to serve its residents.  While Austin Bergstrom International Airport is now the state capital’s airport, the challenge facing city planners is what to do with the 711 acres of land now situated in the heart of Austin

EPA Proposes to Add Burnet Co., TX, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Main Street Groundwater Plume site in Burnet Co., TX, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive community resources by eliminating or reducing public health risks and environmental contamination.

Austin, DFW and Houston Businesses Saved $145 Million with Energy Efficient buildings

Three of Texas’ major metropolitan areas are embracing energy efficiency to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting EPA’s Energy Star requirements. Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston jointly have over 500 buildings with Energy Star certifications—saving a combined $145 million.

EPA’s Energy Star Names Odessa, TX, as Nation’s Top Small City for Energy Efficient...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Odessa, Texas, as the nation’s leader among smaller cities for Energy Star certified buildings. Odessa boasts 31 buildings with the certification—all schools and school administration offices—totaling 3.1 million square feet. The energy savings from these buildings total $2.4 million. This represents the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 1,800 homes.

City of Fort Worth: Fair Housing Month forum to discuss housing rights for people...

The Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities will host a community forum April 9 in recognition of Fair Housing Month.

State of Texas Named to National Economic Development Coalition

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, has been named as a leader of the FDI Frontlines Coalition, a national organization focused on arming state, regional and local economic development organizations (EDOs) with the resources they need to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI).

Patriot Royalties Announces the Patriot-Liberty Royalty Income Property

Patriot Royalties, Inc., a Dallas-based oil and gas company that specializes in acquiring and packaging income-based royalty properties, announces its latest offering: The Patriot-Liberty.

Hunt Mortgage Group Facilitates the Acquisition of a Multifamily Property Located in The Woodlands,...

Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today that it provided a $44,437,000 Freddie Mac loan to facilitate the acquisition and upgrading of a multifamily property located in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Rep. Smith Votes to Fund Hurricane Relief

Rep. Lamar Smith voted to provide $15 billion in emergency funding for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The funding bill also extends the National Flood Insurance Program.