Austin Local News
Americans Remember 9-11, Austin Camping Ordinance Changes, Netflix Facing Stiffer Competition
1. AMERICANS COMMEMORATE 9/11
Mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders will mark the 18th anniversary.
2. BOLTON, TRUMP DIFFERED ON GLOBAL HOTSPOTS
The now former national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the "America first" president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan.
3. STREAMING TV WARS INTENSIFY
Apple ($5 per month) and Walt Disney Co. ($7) are finally taking on Netflix and its $13 price tag with their own streaming businesses.
4. NEW LIFE BREATHED INTO EL PATIO
After deciding to close its doors in July...longtime Austin restaurant El Patio is back in business with brand new owners. The restaurant says many of its former employees have agreed to return. El Patio first opened in 1954 and the new owners hope to have the whole operation back up and running by the end of this month.
5. CHANGES PROPOSED TO CAMPING ORDINANCE
Austin City Councilmembers Kathie Tovo and Ann Kitchen release a draft of proposed changes to the homeless camping ordinance that would ban camping in certain areas around town. Kitchen says those areas include highly trafficked sidewalks, roadsides, and other dangerous zones.
"Places that there are environmental conditions, or flooding, or fire risk. Areas around shelters. Those kinds of things," Kitchen says.
Mayor Adler and Councilmember Greg Casar released a competing ordinance that allows for camping on sidewalks and trails as long as a person leaves 4-5 feet of space for others to get around.