Latest Headlines for Wednesday, December 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council divided over $124M pools proposal

City Council appears divided over a nine-figure bond that the Aquatic Master Plan Task Force has said is necessary to repair, upgrade and expand Austin’s pool system.The bond proposal comes four months after the Parks and Recreation Department unveiled the…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Survey, memo suggest progress on soccer stadium

Tuesday saw two notable developments in the possible move of a Major League Soccer team to Austin, with a downtown park making the cut as a possible site for the team’s stadium.The first happening was the release of the results…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Cronk, Lazarus vie for city manager job

Each of the two finalists for the job of Austin city manager, Howard Lazarus and Spencer Cronk, did his best to convince a small crowd gathered at the Austin Convention Center last night, as well as an unknown number of…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Environmental Commission moves Onion Creek buyout plan forward

Over four years after the 2013 Halloween floods racked the Onion Creek neighborhoods, the Environmental Commission voted unanimously at its Dec. 6 meeting to approve staff’s recommendation to move forward with 128 buyouts of houses at immediate risk of flooding…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Robot delivery drones are just around the corner

City-sanctioned land drones could be hitting a sidewalk near you by February 2018.That was the report Austin Transportation Department Chief of Staff Karla Taylor gave to the Urban Transportation Commission on Tuesday evening.Her briefing was an update on the development…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Kitchen to take up city efforts to preserve music, arts venues

Council Member Ann Kitchen has started work on a resolution that will direct city staff to examine ways for the city to step up and help prevent music venues, small community theaters and other creative spaces from being priced out…