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Auto thefts continue to be a big problem in Austin. Mark Hanna of the Insurance Council of Texas says at least six cars are stolen every day in Austin.“The Honda Civic is the number one most stolen vehicle in Austin and the Ford Truck is right behind it.” Hanna says thieves...
Union Pacific Railroad is pulling out of discussions with the Lone Star Rail group-effectively crippling the plan to have a passenger rail system from Georgetown to San Antonio. Roger Falk of the Travis County Taxpayers League says it was never a good deal for commuters or...
Austin City Council rejects the RideSharing ordinance in the citizens' petition, so now it will go to the Austin voters to decide. Council voted 2-8-1against adopting the petition language with Gallo and Troxclair voting for and Zimmerman abstaining. The election will be held in...
The city staffer who used a so-called 'Judgemental Map of Austin' in a city presentation has cleaned out his desk. The statesman reports that consulting engineer for the Transportation Department Scott Gross violated city policies for personal conduct and cultural competence. He...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler faces an irate mob over the Austin Police shooting of unarmed black teenager David Joseph. Chanting Justice for David Joseph- dozens of angry protesters storm Austin City Hall and Mayor Steve Adler speaks to them. “Your voice reminds us of the memory of...
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley announced today that the Fischer Store Road Bridge will be open to traffic much earlier than initially expected and invited the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony February 26. Lt. Gov. Dan...
AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Drops Five Cents (Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.53 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents less than last week and 52 cents less per...
From Uber's Debee Hancock. Earlier today, Uber met with Mayor Adler ​and offered to submit our own MOU for discussion (since we were not at the table for the other MOU draft). See attached for what we sent him a few hours after the meeting. We're still waiting to hear back. ON...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler is backing away from the Ridesharing ordinance requiring fingerprints for drivers. Both Uber and Lyft say they will exit the Austin market if fingerprinting is mandatory. Jonathan Laramie-cofounder of Texas-based TNC startup GetMe says they're not going...