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Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election
Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot
"...Railroad Commissioner: Chrysta Castaneda..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Council: Cash on Hand
City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief
"...At a meeting of Council's Housing and Planning Com­mit­tee..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Full Speed Ahead
City, AISD unfazed by public criticism
"...presentation of the plan to the Zoning and Platting Commission, and it was not terribly well received. A clear..."

July 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Highways and Scooters and Impact Fees, Oh My!
Austin mobility plans are moving right along
"...I-35 Capital Express Central reconstruction project, which the Texas Transportation Commission on April 30 finally funded to the tune..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

More Money, More Options for I-35
The decades-long plan to rebuild Interstate 35 through the heart of Austin is picking up speed
"...a bit of speed last week as the Texas Transportation Commission announced at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, its..."

March 6, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

#ATXLDC: And on the Sixth Day, There Was More Public Input
Familiar hopes, fears shared at Planning Commission hearing
"...on the Land Development Code draft with the Planning Commission...."

Oct. 27, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin's Land Use Debate Returns to the Spotlight
A new draft code has risen out of CodeNEXT's ashes
"...of town," and "a development pattern that supports 50/50 Transportation Mode share by 2039" – that means half of..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Contemplates How to Make I-35 Suck Less
The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town
"...director of district operations for the Texas Department of Transportation. "We all understand that the state is growing by..."

June 21, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two
"...Adjacent to the land use overhaul, local transportation planners aim to chart a course that allows traffic-choked..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...15 of the 50 states, but only the fourth-largest urban area in our own state – reflects both what's..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Sen. Kirk Watson on the 86th Texas Legislature
“In Texas, we don’t focus on what our needs are; we focus on what we want to pay”
"...I saw the creation of a commission [the Texas Commission on Public School Finance] last session..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks
Finally doing right by Austin's waterways
"...for parks people and waterways people, but also for urban-trails people, which has been a decadeslong passion for Siff...."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...Board of Adjustment, one of the wonkier boards and commissions. For Harding, who ruffled feathers with his leadership style..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Council: At War on Two Wheels
More scooters, a possible interim deal with the APA, and more from City Hall
"...As if the city's Transportation Depart­ment didn't have enough on its hands with an..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Big Money for Big Roads
Deciding how the Mobility Bond is spent on Austin's most traveled streets
"...Before Election Day in 2016, when the $720 million..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

"No Kill" for Traffic
Vision Zero action plan aims to eliminate traffic fatalities
"...pedestrians will make mistakes, but argues that a local transportation system should be designed in a way that those..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Dueling Bondage
Mayor and council members consider transportation packages
"...Council members are also working toward a possible November transportation bond vote. If they’re going to meet that ballot,..."

June 13, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Cab Drivers Look Toward the Future
"...decide how many permits to grant the co-op: The Transportation Depart­ment has recommended 150; the Urban Transportation Commission, which..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

They Shoot Movies, Don't They?
Heather Page on the state of the Texas Film Commission
"...the business – as director of the Texas Film Commission...."

April 22, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Being a Good Host
SXSW in full bloom
" SXSW Interactive's Mayoral Sessions, which ranged from the Urban Housing Challenge to Metro Mobility Revolution, along with plenty..."

March 18, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Rosewood Moves Forward
Nondiscrimination ordinance stalls
" based off suggestions offered by the Human Rights Commission in November...."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council: Gasping for Air
Mayor Adler's search for a solution to the Uber/Lyft referendum fails
"...election to determine whether the "citizens' initiative" ordinance on transportation network companies – i.e., Uber and Lyft – will..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Amnesty Now!
Council expected to tackle the issue of small-lot amnesty
"...and long-range planning efforts. Late last month the Planning Commission batted around several permutations of the regs, but was..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

News Roundup: Petitions, Put-Downs, and Peeling Out
Council keeps its eyes on the road
"...Ann Kitchen, in response to her Council work on transportation network company regulations. Under the City Charter, petitioners will..."

Feb. 1, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

"...Take the Train ... Please: On Tuesday, the Urban Transportation Commission voted 8-1 to recommend to City Council..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature

Point Austin: Still Waiting for the Train
Will Austin ever get a proper light rail system?
"...opposed, or only limply endorsed, Proposition 1 – the transportation bond that included urban rail. Among the winning candidates,..."

Dec. 18, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: A Tale of Two PUDs
It's not too soon to aim for green space
"...branch of our city government this week. The Environmental Commission, meeting at 6pm Wednesday, Sept. 2, is scheduled to..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Planning Is Doing
Eastside wins, Council struggles
"...It started at the Planning Commission Tues­day night with a couple of apparent wins for..."

June 12, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: And the Nominees Are ...
Council considers MoPac extension, and Zimmerman's nominees
"...of an "alternative" study requested in the resolution – Transportation Department head Robert Spillar suggested that could be compiled..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Covering the Waterfront
Council, more Council, and more
"...(Katherine Hayhoe, Texas Tech); as well specific responses in transportation, wildfires, and economic and social resilience. – Michael King..."

April 27, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

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