Crowds gathered Saturday, August 1, to see the newly unveiled Lotería mural. The almost 30-year-old symbol of Latino heritage on the Eastside was painted over as part of South by Southwest's Impossible Wall Project in February per the Cycleast owner's request. A grant from South by Southwest funded the restoration of the original mural. (Photo by Jana Birchum)

City Council resumes regular meetings today (Aug. 6) with a few high-profile matters on the agenda: Council members hope to approve some compromise on the Fun Fun Fun Fest use of the redesigned Auditorium Shores, wrangling over wage and tax questions, and a potential ban on circus elephant bullhooks. See "Council: Are We Having Fun Fun Fun Yet?" Aug. 7.

Embattled Red River live music venue Red 7's closure is imminent, the Chronicle first reported Wednesday. It will enter a new partnership with nearby club Red Eyed Fly for a new venue called Sidewinder. Additionally, incoming members of Austin's Music Commission convened for the first time Monday and elected Nakia Reynosa as chair. See "Red 7 Will Close/Sidewinder Will Open," Aug. 5 and "New Music Commission Convenes," Aug. 4.

Recently terminated APD officer VonTrey Clark was captured by Indonesian authorities on Tuesday. He is currently being detained until the Southeast Asian nation and U.S. can figure out a way to return him to America. Clark, 32, is wanted in Bastrop County for his connection to the murder of 29-year-old Samantha Dean. He was an APD officer for three years until getting fired July 23 for a series of insubordination, "prohibitive associations," and neglect of duty. See "APD Officer With Ties to Samantha Dean Fired, Currently AWOL," July 23.

Texas voter ID restrictions passed in 2011 are discriminatory, but not intentionally, according to a ruling issued Wednesday by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case has been remanded back to district court for further consideration. See "5th Circuit: Voter ID Discriminatory," Aug. 5.

Cuts to Medicaid repayments in Texas are being made, but the state is refusing to explain how it came up with the numbers. Legislative journal Quorum Report reported that the Health and Human Services Commission has claimed the cuts are based on research from Texas A&M: however, Texas A&M Health Science Center executives have distanced themselves from the HHSC final report.

The Pine Street Station art space and venue may move from its current home on Waller Street to U.S. 183 and Springdale. The building has received historic zoning, but not the land it sits on, which is owned by Capital Metro and scheduled for development as part of the Plaza Saltillo master plan.

"We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that's not polluted or damaged." That was the theme Monday as President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, which would set carbon emission reduction goals for the states, with a national target of 32% reduction in CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. See "Point Austin: Back to the Future," Aug. 7.

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