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Austin has spent hundreds of millions trying to fix the homeless problem, but it's only getting worse. 2147 homeless people counted this year, which is a 5-percent increase from last year, and Ann Howard with the Ending Community Homeless Coalition says 93 of them were...
The music will play on a bit later into the night along Red River. Now that Austin City Council fully approved the Extended Hours program. The Extended hours program has been given the full green light, now bars and clubs can play amplified music till 11 Thursday nights and on...
Bastrop City Manager Linda Humble comes under fire once again, this time from city receptionist Kay Revetta who says Humble is guilty of creating a toxic work environment through racial bias. Revetta says Humble has created a toxic work environment toward non-whites. But the...
The City of Bastrop has responded to claims from a city staffer of racial discrimination within the public sector: At the Tuesday, April 24th City Council meeting, city staff member Kay Revetta addressed City Council, community members, the media and city staff during Citizen...
Republican lawmakers returned to the baseball field in Virginia for their first practice since last year's shooting, that nearly claimed the life of House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise. Austin area Congressman, Roger Williams is back as well and coaching the Republicans. Williams...
The price of housing in Travis County has continued to climb year after year but salaries and wages have not kept up, which is part of the reason Travis County and the City of Austin are beginning a sweeping study of the housing market. Christy Moffett is the county planning...
In the early morning hours of January 27, approximately 550 volunteers dispersed across Austin / Travis County to engage with people who were experiencing unsheltered homelessness – that is they were sleeping outside in places not meant for people to be sleeping or living. At...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) will celebrate its spring graduates during commencement Thursday, May 10. When: Thursday, May 10 Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Time: 6 p.m. Nearly 2,000 graduation candidates are invited to participate in commencement...
As part of the city council's continued push to rid Austin of any memory of the Confederacy, the issue of renaming Jeff Davis Avenue will come before council members on Thursday. While it's never been fully clear if the street name actually has a tie to the Confederacy,...