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The Austin City Council poassed on consent, an update to the integrated pest management plan. The update, sponsored by Councilwoman Alison Altar, bans the use of a certain pesticide, called neonicotinoids, which have been linked to bee deaths. According to data compliled by...
The City of Cedar Park is temporarily closing its wood/charcoal-burning grills located throughout City-operated parks, due to ongoing dry weather conditions. This comes as hot, dry conditions are expected in the next ten-day forecast and most of the rest of the summer. Both...
Central Texas would see broad social benefits from having Major League Soccer in Austin, according to a report released by Precourt Sports Ventures, which has been trying to convince the City of Austin that a Major League Soccer team and stadium are a good fit for Central Texas...
The Texas Department of Transportation was joined by state and local officials including Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., State Senator Kirk Watson, State Representative Celia Israel, and City of Austin Director of Transportation Rob Spillar for a...
(Photo: Shutterstock) A new shelter for homeless families is under construction in east Austin by the Salvation Army. Deputy Development Director Jan Gunter says they're aggressively trying to end the family homeless crisis with more than just shelter beds, they're laying the...
(Photo: Shutterstock) The City of Austin will spend the next several months meeting with six other cities to get a feel for how they handle civilian oversight of police. The Austin Police Department is concerned about modeling Austin's policies after other states, and council...
(Photo: CTRMA) CTRMA is throwing its early support behind a plan to assist Capital Metro in moving its Kramer Lane station 1/2-mile north, closer to the Domain. The partnership could include $7.7-million from the mobility authority. CTRMA's Jeff Dailey says a partnership like...
Austin's recent passage of what's known as the "Freedom City" package has drawn the ire of the Travis County Republican Party. The package, consisting of two ordinances aimed at limiting the Austin Police Department's ability to arrest people for non-violent crimes, as well as...
The Austin Fire Department is mourning the loss of Devon Coney, a cadet in the training academy as well as a four-year civilian employee with the department. According to AFD, on Monday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m., Coney suffered an unknown medical emergency. Staff immediately...