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Photo Courtesy of: Shutterstock/GSPhotography Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Two U.S. senators urged the organizers of the South by Southwest Festival to move the international event out of Texas in response to the controversial “sanctuary cities" ban approved by state...
Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock / Shai Halud Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Fare, the Phoenix based ride-hailing service, announced Tuesday morning it had pulled out of Austin, blaming the return of Uber and Lyft for killing its business here. “Sadly, the time has come...
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock: S.Borisov American Statesman Staff - Marty Toohey Austin officials have a message for those wondering whether President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement will affect the city’s ambitious environmental...
Photo Courtesy of: @DanPatrick Phil Prazan - KXAN Gov. Greg Abbott will sign CPS changes into law Tuesday. It comes as a new federal report showed there were mistakes in almost half of the child abuse investigations it studied. With Texas lawmakers failing to finish their work...
Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock Philip Jankowski - American Statesman Staff After a months-long battle between neighborhood groups and urbanists, the Austin City Council struck a compromise in November 2015. Garage apartments would be allowed in a certain type of zoning that...
Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft say they will return to Austin Monday. Drivers who have worked for Lyft in the past were notified of the company’s return in a text message sent Thursday morning, while an Uber spokesman confirmed his company’s return in an email to the...
(Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock) Taylor Goldstein American-Statesman Staff Austin has long been the poster child for explosive growth, but new Census Bureau data released Thursday signals that the city’s growth rate is starting to mellow out as its surrounding suburbs boom...
AUSTIN - Capital Metro is getting in on the ride-hailing game with its Pickup app. The free app allows people living in its coverage area to arrange on-demand transit service. The pilot program will start June 6 and be available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6...
(Image: Arcaid/UIG - Getty Images) Texas brewers were dealt a blow this afternoon when House Bill 3287 , which seeks to limit breweries that grow beyond a certain size or become owned by a larger beer company, passed the Texas Senate by a 19-10 vote. The bill will now head to...