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Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Happy Labor Day! It will be a pretty hot one with an expected high of 100 . City of Austin Offices Closed – But Animal Center Open It’s Labor Day and that means City of Austin offices are closed – as are recreation centers, senior centers and libraries. But the Austin Animal Center is open today and is offering free adoptions . The center says they received lots of new pets in August but that adoptions were slow. It’s once again “severely overcapacity” and has no room for incoming animals. The free adoptions are being offered at the Austin Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop and the Town Lake Animal Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez . City pools, golf courses and tennis centers are also open today. Trash and recycling collections will remain on schedule.

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Ever since Arizona passed its controversial immigration law last year, some Texas lawmakers have been chomping at the bit for their chance to push similar legislation here . And sure enough within minutes of the opening of the 2011 bill filing period State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) filed a handful of bills related to illegal immigration . Riddle's bills along with dozens more either already filed or about to be filed by other lawmakers cover everything from penalties to...