Latest Headlines for Saturday, September 26

Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Federal judge orders mediation over TxDOT’s Oak Hill Parkway project

On Aug. 30, United States District Judge Robert Pitman signed an order granting the wish of Save Barton Creek Association, Save Oak Hill and affiliated groups to enter supervised mediation with the Texas Department of Transportation over its plans for…

Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Public Safety Committee examines the use of police time, asks for more data

As the city of Austin looks into redefining the duties of its police department, staffers are reaching out to community members to hear feedback about what the next iteration of the Austin Police Department could look like. Simultaneously, city staff are…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County works toward December deadline for CARES expenditures

In just over three months, Travis County will come up against its federally set deadline of Dec. 30 to spend the entirety of its $61.1 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars. As of Sept. 22, the county has spent only…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Audit cites lax city oversight of Mexic-Arte Museum

The city has not done the work needed to develop and oversee its agreements with the Mexic-Arte Museum, according to a report from the Office of the City Auditor. Auditors reported finding a number of contract monitoring weaknesses, raising questions about…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Demolition permitting process redesign delayed again

City Council was scheduled to vote on two separate items Thursday as part of a multi-year effort to update the city’s demolition permitting process, but a number of potential flaws surfaced during Council’s discussions over the resolution and ordinance last…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Marisa Charpentier

SXSW will have online events in 2021. A physical festival in Austin is still a possibility.

South by Southwest will host an online event next year, but plans for a physical one are still in the works, the organization announced Tuesday.The annual series of conferences and festivals, which attracts hundreds of thousands to Austin each spring,…