Latest Headlines for Sunday, July 23

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Hotel taxes key to ‘downtown puzzle’ to help area homeless

For all the interlinked pieces of the “downtown puzzle”-solving plan that Mayor Steve Adler unveiled Monday morning – and in a 20-minute speech he name-checked just about every relevant downtown Austin presence – the ambitious and far-reaching policy gambit boils…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Ethics complaint filed against ex-city employee

Nathan Wiebe, chief of investigations for the Office of the City Auditor, filed a complaint with the city’s Ethics Review Commission on Monday against a retired Austin Energy supervisor. In the complaint, Wiebe laid out a case against Stefan Sasko,…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Mose Buchele

City of Austin welcomes Texas AG opinion on local tree rules

In Austin, and in about 60 other Texas cities, you need to get a permit before you cut down some large or historic trees. Opponents of those tree preservation rules – including Gov. Greg Abbott – call them a violation…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission decides mistake made in East Austin plan

Cold case zoning files may not have the same morbid allure as the cold case murders unearthed on late night television, but for the neighborhood and stakeholders involved in these mysteries, justice is still on the line. Last week, the…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard
Premium Content

TipSheet: Travis County, 7.18.17

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website. 6. Receive update on DNA issues…

Monday, July 17, 2017 by Jack Craver

City continues to work on Zilker special event parking

The city transportation department is adamant: Nothing has been determined yet about parking for special events held in Zilker Park. Hence, the meeting at the Austin Energy headquarters on Barton Spring Road Thursday evening was an opportunity for Austinites to…

November School Bond Ahead