Arguments began Monday in the federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit brought by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and two homebuilders against the city of Kyle, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Joined by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin Inc. and the National Association of Home Builders Inc., the NAACP’s suit maintains that city’s strengthened land development code adopted in 2003 forced black and Latino families out the city by raising the cost of housing. “What they did was basically say, “We’re going to increase the cost of living in Kyle,” the paper quotes the plaintiff’s attorney, Michael Klein, saying in opening arguments. … Poaching aquatic invasive species, the Austin daily also picks up a story reported Sunday in the San Marcos Daily Record about the federal indictments against a golf ball diver accused of releasing non-native Asian grass carp into ponds at the Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. Stoner apparently put the fish there to make it easier to scavenge golf balls while SCUBA diving, John Ferguson, the country club’s general manager, tells the Austin American-Statesman. In Buda, Rober Camereno is stepping down as city manager after a little less than two and half years in the position. He is taking a position as a New Braunfels assistant city manager, the Hays Free Press reports.
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