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(Photo:Shutterstock/RoschetzkyProductions) Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt called the Texas Legislature and federal government dysfunctional at her State of the County address Thursday night. But that was just the preamble as Eckhardt listed some of the things the county got...
The Austin Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a recent defacing of the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue at Town Lake. The full release from APD is below: On February 5, 2018, citizens observed a male spray painting the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue along Auditorium Shores...
The Austin Transportation Department invites the community to weigh in on draft recommendations to enhance safety and mobility along Anderson Mill Road at a public open house on Saturday, February 10. This will be the first opportunity residents have to view staff...
Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement on legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President this morning that includes nearly $90 billion in disaster relief funding for natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey. “Today’s passage of disaster funding marks...
Four Austin City Council members have released a lenghty statement detailing why Austin's land development code rewrite, known as CodeNEXT, feeling the current draft does not go far enough to allow people to afford to live wherever they choose. Those four -- Jimmy Flannigan,...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) As Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr signals her exit from Austin Fire Department, the head of the firefighters union is already thinking about what's next. Austin Firefighters Association President Bob Nicks is mulling what their role will be in selecting their next...
The City of Austin will be releasing CodeNEXT Draft 3 on Monday, February 12, 2018. CodeNEXT, the rewrite of the city’s land development code, seeks to align the code with Imagine Austin, the City’s comprehensive plan. On Monday, February 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the City...
Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018. Starting today, Prime customers in neighborhoods of Austin, Cincinnati...
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close travel lanes in each direction at the southbound I-35 frontage road and 51 st Street intersection to prepare to open the first phase of the new roundabout. Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, the southbound I-35...