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Austin City Council members are fine-tuning their goals for a new land-development code at a meeting Tuesday, and they’re trying to do it in a respectful manner. 

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The road that leads to Blanca Torres' home isn't much of a road at all. It's a half-mile stretch of gravel and mud, surrounded by tall grasses. In certain parts, the road dips into stark potholes, and in others, large white rocks protrude from the earth.

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The City of Austin just wrapped up a public comment period on the appointment of interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley as permanent chief. It's also holding a series of meetings about the upcoming budget and is in the middle of a public comment period on revised cemetery rules.

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Austin's first recorded African-American resident, who was brought here as a 10-year-old slave, is a focal point of a new art installation at a bus stop at the intersection at 12th and Chicon streets. The installation pays tribute to the city's African-American history.

KUT's 8 a.m. newscast during NPR's Morning Edition.

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