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Texas Voting Rights Groups, Voters Sue Gov. Abbott Over Order Closing Ballot Delivery Sites
The Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), League of Women Voters of Texas, and two Texas voters struck back at Texas officials in a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Austin Wednesday, October 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation requiring Texas counties to limit mail-in ballot hand delivery sites to one location per county.

1:08PM Fri. Oct. 2, 2020, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Council Recap: $15M in SAVES Funding for Venues, Child Care, Iconic Biz
Nearly seven months after South by Southwest was canceled and music venues throughout the city were forced to close, City Council has approved $15 million in relief earmarked specifically for a narrow group of businesses, including bars and venues.

12:42PM Fri. Oct. 2, 2020, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Abbott Issues Proclamation Limiting Ballot Drop-Off Sites
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation requiring Texas counties to limit ballot drop-off sites to one location.

4:00PM Thu. Oct. 1, 2020, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

City Council to Vote on SAVES Resolution on October 1
As many of the businesses and spaces that make Austin a creative capitol – restaurants, bars, music and arts venues – continue to struggle during the ongoing pandemic, City Council unanimously passed the Save Austin's Vital Economic Sectors (SAVES) resolution in mid-September.

12:35PM Thu. Oct. 1, 2020, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

November 3 General Election Endorsements (Condensed)
In partisan races, the Austin Chronicle Editorial Board has endorsed a straight Democrat ticket. We offer detailed reasons elsewhere behind all our Editorial Board endorsements in the November 2020 General Election; this condensed version is for Austin voters looking to take a streamlined copy to the ballot box with them.

12:01AM Thu. Oct. 1, 2020, The Chronicle Editorial Board Read More | Comment »

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Lakeway Hospital Investors Settle With DOJ, HUD
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced three financial settlements – totaling more than $16.5 million – in legal actions against the bankrupt former Lakeway Regional Medical Center, LLC and several of the private hospital’s initial investors.

8:00AM Wed. Sep. 30, 2020, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Austin Resources for Those Experiencing Income Loss Due to COVID-19
As the pandemic's economic fallout continues to spread many Austin residents find themselces in need of a little help. That help can be financial, psychological or something more conrete like food and toiletries. Thankfully, the city has resources to help you stay afloat.

7:00AM Fri. Sep. 25, 2020, Evan Rodriguez Read More | Comment »

City Council Approves SAVES Resolution to Rescue Venues, Bars, Restaurants
As Austin’s iconic music and arts venues, bars, and restaurants continue to fold six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday night directing staff to create a plan for providing relief to some of those establishments … in about two weeks.

2:20PM Fri. Sep. 18, 2020, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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