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Can the Austin Airport Speed Up Its Sorely Needed Expansion?
Explosive growth and understaffing lead to long lines and near-misses
"...In 2023, Austin broke into the list of the 10 largest cities..."

May 24, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Consigned to History: The Last Days of the Austin Antique Mall
When two iconic Austin businesses share an address, someday one was going to lose out
"...April day, and yet there’s a pall over the Austin Antique Mall. It’s an air of sadness that seems..."

May 17, 2024 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

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"...Confidence in No-Kill Leadership: Last weekend, volunteers at the Austin Animal Center and more than 100 supporters gathered at..."

May 17, 2024 News Feature

Council to Approve More Ambitious Development Reforms, and Considers Displacement
City aims to lower housing cost, considers displacement risk
"...City Council is expected to approve more changes to Austin’s land use rules that will mark the end of..."

May 17, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: Clean Air Can’t Wait – How We Can Improve the I-35 Project
There are urgent environmental considerations to the highway expansion
"...In April, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that the Austin area now..."

May 17, 2024 Column by Natasha Harper-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...with more than $3 million owed in 2023, the Austin Business Journal reported Wednesday. Paul and his company are..."

May 10, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Drug Overdose Outbreak: Austin-Travis County EMS and APD responded to more than 51..."

May 3, 2024 News Feature

Building Up, and Building Middle-Class Austinites’ Wealth
A suite of development policy changes will go before Council this month
"...Following relatively low turnout at a recent public hearing,..."

April 19, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Squirrel Fest, a Bidi Bidi Birthday, and More Community Events
Plan your week with some of our recommended happenings around town
"...City of Austin Career Expo..."

April 12, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Second Phase of Major Zoning Changes to Increase Middle-Income Housing Kicks Off
You can comment on HOME 2.0 Thursday
"...This Thursday at 9am, City Council and the Planning Commission will hold a joint hearing on the second..."

April 9, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...served as the launch of live music events at Austin’s Q2 soccer stadium...."

March 29, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Digitizing Austin City Limits: In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Austin..."

March 22, 2024 News Feature

TENGGER, Bar Italia, LAIR, and More Reviews From Wednesday of SXSW
Hump day’s most memorable music fest moments
"...tuned for our coverage throughout the week. As for planning your own music week, check out the Chronicle’s “30..."

March 14, 2024 Music Post by Dan Gentile

Debate Heats Up Over How to Wean Austin Off Fossil Fuels
Electric Utility Commission and Austin Energy at odds
"...Austin Energy is almost done tweaking its Resource, Generation and..."

Feb. 16, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...was busy. Monday, he and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, joined an EPA rep to celebrate a $1 million..."

Feb. 16, 2024 News Feature

How Austin’s Mayoral Race Is Shaping Up So Far
Mayor Kirk Watson continues to bide his time
"...The Nov. 5 election has two more candidates for Austin voters to consider: Kathie Tovo and Carmen Llanes Pulido,..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...week that the “Take Our Border Back Convoy” was planning to head from Dripping Springs to Eagle Pass, Texas,..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature

Public Defender Warns City’s Proposed First Hearing Process Circumvents Critical Processes
APD's virtual magistration proposal still isn't fully fleshed out
"...The Austin Police Department continues to pursue a proposal that would..."

Jan. 12, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

With Six Seats Up in the Air, City Council Could Look Very Different Next Year
Ready to rumble?
"...is shaping up to be an important one for Austin voters, who will elect new Council members in Districts..."

Jan. 5, 2024 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Energy Considers Adding Natural Gas Plant to Resource Plan
Possible controversial addition to 2030 climate plan
"...Austin Energy is considering a controversial addition to its 2030..."

Dec. 22, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

The HOME Initiative Represented Council’s Most Significant Housing Changes in Years
Renters and young families advocated for changes to increase affordability
"...voted 9-2 to enact the most significant changes to Austin's Land Development Code in years. Stemming from Phase 1..."

Dec. 15, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

After Long Day of Testimony, Council Votes to End Single-Family Zoning
New rules will allow three homes on every lot
"...been updated to correct a mistake referencing changes to Austin’s Property Maintenance Code. It was the Land Development Code..."

Dec. 8, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Opinion: No Home Sweet HOME for Austin’s Black and Latino Communities
A member of the Planning Commission argues that Austin’s proposed new land use plan would result in another major forced relocation of Austin’s Latino community and its dwindling Black community
"...As a new appointee to the Planning Commission and as an African American mother who suffered..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Column by Alberta Phillips

As Council Works to Improve Affordability With HOME, How Will Displacement Factor In?
Research shows small lots boost affordability though concerns linger
"...Council prepares to pass the most substantive changes to Austin’s Land Development Code in more than a decade, tensions..."

Dec. 6, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Why Austin Can’t Seem to Quit Its Despised Coal Plant
Locals continue to get coal for Christmas
"...For decades, Austinites have been calling for the closure of the Fayette..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Council to Vote on HOME Amendments Increasing Housing Stock
Questions and concerns flagged ahead of Dec. 7 meeting
"...changed, thanks to recommendations to HOME adopted by the Planning Commission two weeks ago, which will impose floor-to-area ratio..."

Dec. 1, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Planning Commission Recommends Adopting HOME Amendments ... With Amendments
There’s no place like HOME
"...march toward three homes on a single lot in Austin continues, with the Planning Commission officially recommending City Council..."

Nov. 24, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Amid Near-Miss Crisis, City Fast-Tracks Safety Tech at Airport
Meanwhile Reps. Doggett and Casar urge federal action
"...a sharp rebound in flight traffic after the pandemic, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport's (AUS) February near-miss involving a FedEx plane..."

Nov. 17, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: Public Transit Alone Won’t Fix Traffic Woes. Is Congestion Pricing the Solution?
This lesser-known traffic control strategy encourages the diversion of traffic through ulterior routes, means, or times
"...Project Connect moves forward in its development of the Austin Light Rail, many Austinites are excited at the prospect..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Column by Aarnav Chitari

Young Parents, UT Students Support Zoning Changes at Historic Meeting
The renting generations
"...At the first-ever joint meeting of the Planning Commission and City Council last Thursday, hundreds of Austinites..."

Nov. 3, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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