Latest Headlines for Tuesday, January 21

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City studies higher fines and fees for parking

Around 30 percent of Austin’s downtown traffic congestion can be attributed to drivers circling in search of a parking space. In order to solve that problem, Austin Transportation Department’s Parking Enterprise division has launched an effort to address the specific…

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Andrew Weber

For the first time since 1999, someone in Travis County has rubella

Public health officials on Thursday morning confirmed the first case of rubella in Travis County since 1999. The confirmation comes roughly a month after the first diagnosis of measles, which was last seen in the Austin area in 1999, too.Austin…

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

BOA denies a new build designed for a new decade

When the first Lake Austin Watershed Ordinance went into effect in 1980, some properties had development rights curtailed overnight. The property at 2803 Edgewater Drive is one of those cases where the ordinance limited the buildable area on the property’s…

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Planning Commission recommends Rendon house for historic zoning over owner’s wishes

The Planning Commission took another step Jan. 14 to pave the way for historic zoning for the home of the late Edward Rendon Sr. despite continued opposition from one of Rendon’s 16 heirs.With a vote in favor of historic zoning,…

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council candidates tally their six-week fundraising totals

This November, candidates will compete for City Council seats in Districts 2, 4, 6, 7, and 10. Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza has already announced that she will not be seeking reelection in District 2; instead she is running for…

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin neighborhoods facing gentrification pressures, Dallas Fed finds

Recent analysis on incomes and migration patterns in Texas shows that Austin and three other Texas metro areas – Dallas, Houston and San Antonio – have seen significant patterns of gentrification in recent years. The recently released research by the…