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A Chaotic Scene as APD Clears Encampment Outside City Hall
A chaotic scene unfolded outside of Austin City Hall Monday morning, as the people sleeping there in protest of the reinstated ban on public camping were awoken by police officers and told to move any belongings to make way for planned sidewalk construction.

10:23AM Mon. Jun. 14, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

14 People Shot or Injured in a Chaotic Scene on Sixth Street Early Saturday
UPDATE 4:50pm: Austin police confirm that one of the two suspects has been arrested, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Detectives are still seeking information from the public. - M.C.M.

10:12AM Sat. Jun. 12, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: A Big Bucket of BidenBucks to Stitch Up the Safety Net
In what Mayor Steve Adler called a historic step toward ending homelessness in Austin, City Council voted to allocate $100 million in federal stimulus and relief funds (augmented by local reserves) toward services and plans to address the city’s shelter crisis.

3:30PM Fri. Jun. 11, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Barton Springs Pool Reopens June 11
In a twofer of good news today, the city not only announced that Barton Springs Pool will reopen this Friday, June 11, but also that the pool will discontinue reservations for guarded swim by the end of the month.

4:05PM Wed. Jun. 9, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: Back At the Old Homestead (Exemption)
City Council on Thursday, June 3, took the first of two votes necessary to double its property tax homestead exemption to 20%.

3:23PM Fri. Jun. 4, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

House Dems' 11th-Hour Walkout Stops SB7 In Its Tracks
Texas House Democrats began to disappear from the floor on Sunday night as the midnight deadline neared for Senate Bill 7, a bill that would drastically alter the voting process for Texans.

3:12PM Mon. May 31, Benton Graham Read More | Comment »

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New Data Shows Slightly Fewer Unhoused Austinites
Responding to calls for updated data, the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) released a report today showing a decrease in the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Austin since January 2020.

3:07PM Fri. May 21, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: A Wary, Cloudy Start for a New Police Cadet Class
The Austin Police Department has the green light to induct the first new cadet class at its training academy in more than a year, following a 9-1-1 vote by City Council at its meeting yesterday (Thursday, May 6).

4:00PM Fri. May 7, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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