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Council Recap: Melting Snow Everywhere, And Not A Drop to Drink
With hundreds, possibly thousands of Austin residents still without water, and others struggling to repair damage from last week’s historic winter storms, City Council emphasized at its special-called meeting Friday, Feb. 26 that the crisis is not yet behind us.

3:15PM Fri. Feb. 26, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Travis D.A. Announces New Policies to Support Rape, Abuse Survivors
The Travis County District Attorney’s Office, led by José Garza, has announced a major shift in policies and practice to better support survivors of “interpersonal violence,” including domestic abuse and sexual assault.

2:51PM Fri. Feb. 26, 2021, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Updated: Boil Water Notice Lifted for All Austin Water Customers
Updated Feb. 23, 11:55am: Austin Water has now lifted the boil water notice for all customers.

8:42AM Mon. Feb. 22, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Water Distribution Sites Open Around Austin
Though lost power is no longer a problem for most Austinites, water issues continue: The city and county are still under a boil water notice for the foreseeable future, and a small number of households still have no water service at all.

8:35AM Sun. Feb. 21, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
With power restored to more than 96% of Austin Energy customers, local leaders’ priority has shifted to restoring water service to Austin residents in the wake of the Texas winter storm crisis.

4:45PM Fri. Feb. 19, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Citywide Boil Water Notice Issued
Power loss at Ullrich Water Treatment Plant, Austin Water’s largest water treatment facility, has resulted in drops in water pressures below minimum standards. As a result, the city has issued a citywide boil water notice.

8:38PM Wed. Feb. 17, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
Although most of the southern U.S. has been experiencing winter storm conditions and record low temperatures since Sunday night, Texas has been in a uniquely disastrous situation.

12:50PM Wed. Feb. 17, 2021, Lina Fisher and Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Austin Energy Says Those Without Power Could Stay That Way Through Tonight and Into Tomorrow Afternoon
UPDATED 2:30pm: In a Monday afternoon press conference, Austin Energy, city and county officials addressed customers without power throughout Austin neighborhoods.

9:08AM Mon. Feb. 15, 2021, Kimberley Jones and Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

Legislators Take Direct Aim at Austin’s Support for Abortion
A pair of bills by state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels (Senate Bill 650) and Rep. Candy Noble, R-Allen, (House Bill 1173) would prohibit local governments from funding any logistical support for abortion, a direct shot at Austin.

3:00PM Fri. Feb. 12, 2021, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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