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All seven candidates seeking to be Austin's next mayor joined together at the KLRU studios. Mayor Adler claims that under his leadership in four years, the city has progressed farther than ever before. But candidates like former council member Laura Morrison chided Adler for...
Thousands of individuals will be in Austin from October 12-14, 2018, attending the second weekend of the Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival. The Austin Police Department Auto Theft Interdiction Project would like to remind citizens that car thieves will be scouting parked...
(Credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is launching a series of community open houses and pop-up events to gather feedback for Austin’s Park and Recreation System Long Range Plan. Developed every ten years, PARD’s Long Range Plan...
The Transportation Department has released a list of recommendations that could soon become a part of a city ordinance, many of which deal with the safety aspect of riding an electric scooter. Jason Jon Michael with the Transportation Department said at a recent meeting that it'...
New rainfall intensity and floodplain maps recently released by the federal government means bond-funded improvement projects already approved by Travis County voters will become more expensive. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty realizes this means additional money needs to be found...
The Williamson County Sheriff's office is on the hunt for a woman suspected of credit card abuse after breaking into cars and stealing purses outside a daycare. Just few days earlier the department posted pictures three suspects they believe burglarized a vehicle outside a Life...
Austin Mayor Steve Adler has raised more than $714,000 for his re-election bid. According to the latest campaign finance reports, his main challenger, former council member Laura Morrison, has raised only a fraction of that -- about $118,000. 620 people have donated to Adler's...
Of the five Austin school district campuses slated for name changes, the school board is nearing a final decision on both Fulmore Middle School and Allan Elementary. Fulmore will likely become Sarah Beth Lively Middle School. As for Allan, it's new namesake is expected to be...
The Austin Fire Department has been considering adding a new station in Sunset Valley, but according to interim chief Thomas Dodds, AFD is no longer interested in pursuing the area. Instead, Dodds said the department is considering a site fully within the Austin city limits,...