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Judge Clears Van Boven of Mistreating Patients
As he had anticipated earlier this year, Dr. Robert Van Boven has been “vindicated” of inappropriate or unprofessional behavior during the treatment of three patients at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in 2014 and 2015.

3:00PM Wed. Sep. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

CodeNEXT Version 2.0 Is Here
The second draft of the city’s land use code rewrite is finally here. On Friday morning, Mayor Steve Adler, interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and CodeNEXT staff gathered reporters at City Hall to announce the version’s release, and urged Austinites to stay – or get – engaged with the rewrite process.

1:45PM Fri. Sep. 15, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
If you’re here, it’s because you’ve sought out the full transcription of the Chronicle’s CodeNEXT conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar, found below.

7:00AM Thu. Sep. 14, Nick Barbaro and Michael King Read More | Comment »

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
City Hall’s ongoing CodeNEXT project – the rewrite of the land development code currently in Draft 2, and scheduled for a spring 2018 adoption – may not be solving all the city’s housing affordability problems, but it is providing plenty of work for planning consultants, especially if the work is extended beyond its nominal deadlines.

2:50PM Tue. Sep. 12, Michael King Read More | Comment »

A Fasten-ating Tip
Surprise, surprise: UT Football fans tip drivers a little extra when the home team wins. According to data from ridesharing provider Fasten, locals – including UT fans – are comparatively big spenders when it comes to tipping.

12:20PM Tue. Sep. 12, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Coalition Will Put Paid Sick Leave Before Council
On Monday (Labor Day), a new coalition of local organizations called Work Strong Austin announced its campaign to push for a city ordinance that would guarantee paid sick leave for Austin workers.

9:45AM Tue. Sep. 5, Joseph Caterine Read More | Comment »

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SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
In a blow to the state’s crusade to inject fear in the immigrant community, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia temporarily struck down major portions of Senate Bill 4 on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

10:00AM Fri. Sep. 1, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Harvey Evacuees Not Going to Convention Center After All
Austin’s Convention Center will not serve as a “mega shelter” for Harvey evacuees after all. While crews prepared the Downtown building for the arrival of potentially 7,000 guests on Thursday morning, the state updated its request for Austin with numbers now anticipating only 1,500-2,000 incoming folks.

11:50AM Thu. Aug. 31, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

How to Help After Harvey
The rain may have stopped, but Harvey continues to wreak havoc across Texas. Last weekend’s storm dumped more than 11 trillion gallons of water around the state, causing historic flooding in Houston and some of the state’s most beloved coastal respites.

11:30AM Wed. Aug. 30, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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