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Austin Requires Masks in All Public Schools, Including Colleges
Earlier this week Austin and Travis County ordered that face masks are required at all public schools, as well as city and county properties including parks, effective as of yesterday (Aug. 12). Today, the orders were extended to public colleges within city and county limits.

3:34PM Fri. Aug. 13, 2021, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: A Balanced Budget, Without Much Drama
After many hours of deliberation over two days, Austin City Council voted unanimously late Thursday night (Aug. 12) to adopt a $4.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.

3:16PM Fri. Aug. 13, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Austin Officially Enters Stage 5, Highest Level of COVID Precautions
Austin Public Health announced today that Austin and Travis County have entered Stage 5 of the local COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines.

4:21PM Thu. Aug. 5, 2021, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Is APD Making Austin Less Safe?
Updated 8-4 5:15pm In an explosive pair of letters sent to City Manager Spencer Cronk, Travis County District Attorney José Garza and County Attorney Delia Garza demand an explanation for why Austin police are declining to investigate reported crimes and telling the public that the two prosecutors’ reform­-minded policies are to blame.

4:00PM Tue. Aug. 3, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

At Threshold of Stage Five COVID Precautions, ICU Bed Capacity Is Critically Low
Tonight Austin Public Health issued a dire message to the people of Austin and Travis County: We must all act now in the interest of public health before Central Texas runs out of ICU beds.

7:08PM Fri. Jul. 30, 2021, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: A Big Step Forward in St. John, but Much Work Remains
In a unanimous vote, City Council on Thursday, July 29 agreed to enter negotiations with Greystar Development Central on the future of a 19-acre site in Northeast Austin that the city has owned - but done nothing with - for more than a decade.

2:57PM Fri. Jul. 30, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Moral March for Democracy Enlists Willie Nelson, Luci Baines Johnson for Voting Rights Rally
Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform and Texas political legacy Luci Baines Johnson will speak at the Texas State Capitol tomorrow, July 31, during a rally for voting rights. Both join the Moral March for Democracy event, beginning on the south steps of the Capitol at 10am.

2:57PM Fri. Jul. 30, 2021, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

From Georgetown to Austin, a March to Defend Democracy
From Georgetown to Austin – 27 miles as the crow flies – is only half the distance between Selma and Montgomery, but it’s long enough to focus attention and activism on Texas’ proposed “election integrity” laws and the GOP’s attempts across the country to turn the voting-rights clock at least halfway back to the dark days of March 1965.

10:50AM Tue. Jul. 27, 2021, Mike Clark-Madison Read More | Comment »

Austin Identifies Top Seven Candidates for Next Police Chief
City Manager Spencer Cronk has announced the seven candidates on the shortlist for becoming Austin Police Department's next chief.

6:30PM Mon. Jul. 26, 2021, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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