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(Photo: Shutterstock) As Austin continues to face nightly overcrowding at the ARCH homeless shelter in downtown, city leaders are looking at other options to get people off the street. Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo wants the ability to invest city money into things that will provide...
(Photo: Texas Tribune) After a four year debate over whether Texas High Schools should have a Mexican-American Studies course the State Board of Education is moving ahead with its development. The latest argument is over what to call the course. In a perceived slight the board...
The family of APD officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq has filed a lawsuit in the wake of his death while escorting a funeral procession. Abdul-Khaliq, a 17-year veteran of APD, was hit by a driver on Septembber 1, 2016 who illegally pulled into traffic and struck his motorcycle. The...
The arrival of summer means more people participate in activities such as swimming or boating. Those activities also increase the risk of unintentional injuries and injury deaths due to drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the...
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...