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LIVE: Texans Vote In First Post-Trump Primary

Texas voters headed to the polls today in the nation’s first primary election since Donald Trump was elected president. Turnout has been higher this election, compared to the last midterm primary in 2014 ­– especially among those voting in the Democratic primary. High-profile Texas Republicans – including incumbents Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz – have suggested that turnout could translate into more momentum on that side heading into November.

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Austin City Council Considers Austin Pets Alive Lease

Apr 24, 2012

Today the Austin City Council will consider changes to a temporary lease agreement with Austin Pets Alive. Austin Pets Alive has been using a portion of the Town Lake Animal Center since the city shelter moved five miles east to the Austin Animal Center, and now the nonprofit wants to operate out of the entire building.

Also on the agenda at today’s work session, beginning at 9 a.m., is a resolution that would establish an advisory task force on drawing geographical districts for city council elections. The proposal is similar to what was proposed by the city's Charter Revision Committee.

The council will also look at one-time exemptions to the city’s smoking ban in city parks for the upcoming Austin Food and Wine Festival and Eeyore’s Birthday Party. The exemptions would create designated smoking areas at the parks during the festivals.

As always, you can watch today's meeting online. Council will convene again to act on today's discussion items at its regular meeting Thursday, April 26.