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Billionaire Wants His Own Town, Go Figure
Elon Musk has been espousing his vision to create a “utopia” in Texas for a while now. In Tesla’s October 2022 stockholders meeting (yuck) Musk said he wanted to create an “ecological paradise” in Travis County.

4:55PM Thu. Mar. 9, Maggie Q. Thompson Read More | Comment »

Quantifying the Struggle to Live Here
A new demographic report from Central Health illustrates the barriers low-income residents of Travis County are facing as they try to access healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

11:05AM Wed. Mar. 8, Abe Asher Read More | Comment »

Council Preview: Planning to Plan Transit Station Areas
As City Council prepares to adopt an Equitable Transit Oriented Development plan, staff is trying to manage expectations – while it’s an important document, it’s not going to suddenly transform Austin’s land use regulations.

5:05PM Tue. Mar. 7, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Lawsuit Threatens Council’s Modest Progress on Housing Crisis
The group of homeowners that sued the city in 2020, effectively killing efforts to rewrite the Land Development Code, has struck again. This time, they’ve filed a lawsuit aimed at undoing recent, less ambitious LDC changes City Council adopted to address Austin’s housing supply and affordability crisis.

3:36PM Mon. Mar. 6, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

The Women Left Behind When Salvation Army’s Downtown Shelter Shutters
The past year has been particularly trying for Carolyn Williams. Her husband died and, in October, Austin Police officers killed one of her sons (he was threatening people with a gun and appeared to fire at the officers before they fired back).

1:10PM Fri. Mar. 3, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Downtown Salvation Army to Close for Good in Two Weeks
The Salvation Army will permanently close its Downtown shelter at Eighth and Neches on March 15 – less than a month after the nonprofit informed the public and its partners in homelessness response that it would shutter the 100-bed facility.

12:04PM Tue. Feb. 28, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Bernie, Casar Lend Support to YouTube Staff on Strike
Local YouTube Music workers on strike have won powerful national allies this week: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Greg Casar.

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 21, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

Hundreds Die-In at Texas Capitol to Demand Movement on Overdose Crisis
Last Wednesday, hundreds traveled to the state capitol to listen to and share personal experiences with the opioid overdose crisis, and to demand immediate policy changes at the state level to strengthen organizations like Austin’s Texas Harm Reduction Alliance.

12:54PM Mon. Feb. 20, Lina Fisher Read More | Comment »

With Cronk Out of The Way, Council Goes For a One-Year Cop Deal
After suffering a temporary defeat at the hands of former City Manager Spencer Cronk last week, Mayor Kirk Watson and City Council returned yesterday with vengeance.

2:04PM Thu. Feb. 16, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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