Latest Headlines for Wednesday, February 21

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

In 2018 State of the City, Adler calls for political unity at local level

Has a foreign government infiltrated the CodeNEXT process?Well, no one’s saying that. But in his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Mayor Steve Adler said the “alleged Russian infiltration” on our nation’s politics has inflamed divisions across the…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County takes brand-new tack in courthouse search

Travis County’s search for a new site on which to build a new civil courthouse has taken an unprecedented turn after the Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to solicit proposals from potential private partners interested in both putting up land…

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Cronk says he just wants to get to know us

In a brief meeting with reporters on Tuesday, Austin’s new city manager, Spencer Cronk, showed himself to be affable and articulate, but he resisted all efforts to pin him down on questions about several topics, including the contract with the…

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Review points the way for Central Health improvements

A recent study of Central Health’s services and performance for the Austin area has recommended that the agency take further steps to improve health care access for all residents – especially marginalized communities – as well as toward improving its…

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Entrepreneur has a new plan for Champion tract

Lake Austin Collective, the neighborhood group that has fought, threatened and sued over the fate of the Champion tract on RM 2222, may have finally found a hero in entrepreneur Jonathan Coon, the founder of 1-800 Contacts.Coon has taken an…

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

Homelessness action report calls for doubling spending

If Austin wants to get serious about ending homelessness, it needs to spend about twice as much on the variety of programs that currently serve the more than 2,000 people living on the streets.That’s according to an action plan endorsed…