Latest Headlines for Tuesday, March 26

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Jack Craver

Tense meeting over arrest at library

The Library Commission heard impassioned testimony Monday night over the arrest last month of a 13-year-old girl at the Austin Public Library’s Carver branch.Activists showed up to the meeting at the Terrazas branch on Cesar Chavez Street to urge the…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Homelessness in Austin increased 5 percent this year

Homelessness increased 5 percent in Austin over last year, according to the results of Ending Community Homelessness Coalition’s annual census. The survey, which was conducted overnight on Jan. 26 by about 500 volunteers, found 2,255 people experiencing homelessness on Austin…

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Transit fund celebrates 5 million discounted rides

Getting around is still the second-greatest cost for Austin residents, but the Transit Empowerment Fund – a collaborative effort between the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin Community Foundation and One Voice Central Texas – has eased that financial burden for…

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City names interim homelessness coordinator, with national search coming

The city of Austin has made an interim hire to start addressing the many needs of people experiencing homelessness and strategies to get them into stable housing.Last week assistant city managers Rodney Gonzales and Christopher Shorter announced that Veronica Briseño…

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Andrew Weber

UT will use geofencing to limit e-scooter speed to 8 mph on campus this week

Riders using rented scooters on the 40 Acres will no longer be able to go faster than 8 mph, according to UT Austin.The university said Bird, Jump, Lyft and Lime’s e-scooters will have speed restrictions on the lion’s share of…

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Ryan Thornton
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TipSheet: Travis County, 3.26.19

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. To help our readers stay informed, each week we offer a selection of interesting items from the voting session agenda. The entire agenda is available on the Travis County…