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Your Eyes Aren't 'Lying': Film Crew Renames City Hall

courtesy Kit O'Connell

Austin City Hall is ready for its close-up.

As seen in the photo above, the building has been rechristened Maricopa County Courthouse for the day. No, it has nothing to do with controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; instead, an episode of ABC Family teen soap opera “The Lying Game” – filmed in Austin, but set in Scottsdale – is being filmed there.  

City staff tells KUT News production crews have changed the sign outside, and decorated the City Council chambers to resemble a courtroom. 

City business is still proceeding inside, and filming should be concluded by the end of the day.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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