DALLAS — The Austin City Council has paved the way for promoters of a Formula One race to receive $25 million per year from the Texas comptroller’s office over the next decade, but a lawsuit challenging the legality of the state subsidy still stands in the way.

William Aleshire, former Travis County tax assessor-collector and attorney representing three Austin plaintiffs opposed to the state subsidy, said he expects the first hearing on his suit in state district court this month.

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