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The Lead: Travis County Tax Increase, Austin’s Hipster Bonafides

Good morning. This morning’s scattered fog is expected to burn off quickly, leaving another sunny, slightly warmer than average day, according tothe National Weather Service.

Here’s what KUT News has been working on this morning:

Here’s some other Austin and Texas stories from around the web:

  • “Japan's Recruit Co. to buy jobs site Indeed”

Austin-based jobs search site Indeed “had mulled going public but found Recruit's offer ‘very compelling,’”co-founder Paul Forster tells Reuters.

  •  “Wanted Hindu guru escaped to India, officials say” (Statesman)
“Two days after a Hays County jury convicted Prakashanand Saraswati of 20 counts of indecency with a child for groping two teenagers who lived at the Hindu ashram he'd founded, newly filed court documents say his followers met in a devotee's home a mile up the road in Driftwood to plan how to spirit him out of the country before his sentencing.”

  • “How Rick Perry's campaign imploded: 4 new revelations” (This Week)
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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