Council votes to extend Austin City Limits to two weekends

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by Jade Mingus / KVUE.com

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Posted on August 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Austin City Council voted Thursday morning to expand the Austin City Limits Music Festival to two weekends.

Festival organizer C3 Presents brought its case to the council in hopes of making the festival last six days instead of three in 2013. ACL will now be held over two consecutive weekends in October.

During the council meeting, officials also looked at a $385 million bond package. It could include money to repair roads, build libraries and improve low-income housing. Council members are hashing out the details of the bond proposal right now, and it could include money to improve facilities at Barton Springs Pool.

Another group is fighting to stop the sale of alcohol at a convenience store near Reagan High School. Parents, neighbors and activists rallied Wednesday in a symbolic move to influence the council. The Tiger Mart is seeking an exemption from the city to sell liquor within 300 feet of a school, which is against city code.

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