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Decreasing housing inventory paired with strong demand continues to drive Austin’s growing affordability crunch, according to the May 2018 Central Texas Housing Market Report from the Austin Board of REALTORS ® (ABoR). In the city of Austin, the availability of housing compared...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Brandon Seidel) Several Austin council members want to use more than $1.5-million from Austin's general fund to create what are called "democracy dollars." It's a west coast born program which would create vouchers for voters to use to contribute to a...
(Photo: Nature Rocks Austin) On-street parking along parts of Lady Bird Lake, near Austin High School, may no longer be free by the end of the summer. Jason Redfern with the Transportation Department said even though this would impact parts of Austin High, the city would take...
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, the Texas Department of Transportation will open the second lane of the new roundabout at the southbound I-35 frontage road and 51 st Street intersection. Police officers will be on site to help direct traffic as drivers become familiar...
District 1 Austin City Council Member Ora Houston has decided that she will not seek a second term on the City Council. "It has been a joy, privilege and a huge responsibility to represent the 'blended family' of District #1," said Houston. "Over the next seven months there are...
The Austin City Council will take up a pair of resolutions spearheaded by Greg Casar, and backed up by Mayor Steve Adler. Both resolutions deal with how the Austin Police Department can operate, and one of them also ties into the controversial Senate Bill 4 passed last year at...
On Thursday, the Austin City Council is expected to begin setting the ball in motion that may lead voters to the ballot box this November to decide whether or not to allow the borrowing of $816-million. In 2016, voters approved $$720-million in bonds solely for moblity...
Update: 3:00pm All Texas locations are now open It's a case of bad buns... California-based In-N-Out Burger restaurants in Texas have been closed due to poor bun quality. The company says the closures have nothing to do with health or safety. There are five In-N-Out locations in...
The Austin school board has seen the results of a new student survey showing only 87-percent of kids feel safe in schools. The district put forth a goal last year of 91-percent. Associate Superintendent of High Schools Craig Shaprio tells trustees making kids feel safe will take...