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Family Defining Y-DNA STRs

Two weeks ago, I addressed the formulation of a plausible family tree that would connect the three genetically related Owston/Ouston families.  Twenty-eight Y-DNA subjects have tested in the project to date. 1,740 more words


Homeowners rally against short term rentals

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the Austin City Council met in a closed session to discuss possible new regulations for Type 2 short term rentals, people who live on the city’s eastside held a rally outside of City Hall to voice their concerns with short term rentals in their neighborhood. 108 more words


City council wants stricter regulations for short-term rentals

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The debate on how to regulate short-term rentals in Austin is not over. Discussion lasted for hours Thursday evening, without resolution.

Council discussed several amendments to the City Code, which would create stricter regulations for the short-term rental industry.  369 more words