Hey there, the Hustle here with a reminder City Council meets today. They convene to a crowded agenda; for a preview, peep this week's column. You can also follow me on Twitter for live updates from the meeting. Take it easy!
So how do you run in the Iowa GOP's presidential straw poll without running in the Iowa presidential straw poll? If you're Gov Rick Perry, it's simple: Let someone else run a write-in campaign for you.
Plastic bag ban? Water Treatment Plant No. 4 revolt? The Hustle tried to steal away a little summer downtime last week, but the deluge of announcements since proves City Council (and yours truly) will stay busy all week long.
Austin: Nifty after fifty!
That's the gist of an ABC World News report on central Texas – and Austin in particular – as a "retirement hotspot." Because if there's one thing this city was lacking, it's aging boomers.
Why in the world would Gov. Rick Perry choose to have lunch with exiled Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf? And, just as importantly, why would Musharraf want to meet with the Texas governor? Those are the questions we put to international affairs consultant Dan Grant.
There’s still a week and a half until Kathie Tovo’s first full, regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The 133-item draft agenda for that July 28 meeting is already up, but the most controversial item may not be posted yet: a potential item from Tovo and Laura Morrison delaying implementation of expanded pay parking hours Downtown.