As polls for the March 1 joint primary election close at 7pm, we’ll be watching the returns all night in contested Democratic races, plus select GOP races. Follow the Chronicle's News team on Twitter with the hashtag #ACvotes, and find more election coverage in Thursday’s print edition.
In this week's News Roundup, the new City Council lays out a plan to (hopefully) streamline meetings, a former APD detective tries to get into federal court, the 5th Circuit contemplates abortion and marriage equality, and more.
The Friends of Pine Street Station plan to lend support to Reji Thomas and Pine Street Station by attending the October Public Hearing of the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, October 27, 7pm at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. Meanwhile Capital Metro is giving Thomas until Sunday to get out.
In this year's historic expansion of the City Council, the creative sector wants to be sure that its role in Austin's economy and quality of life are understood are taken seriously. So the Austin Creative Alliance, Austin Music People, and the Austin Technology Council have teamed to sponsor their own series of candidate forums.
Scotland is on the brink of radical transformation. As we write, the people of Scotland are debating the future of their country. At stake is the preservation of the United Kingdom. Scots will go to the polls on 18th September 2014 to vote whether Scotland should be an independent country.
Update: The City of Austin Planning Commission meets at 6pm, tomorrow, August 26, in Room 325 of One Texas Center to vote on a zoning change for the International Modern house at 3805 Red River. The change has been recommended by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission.