Stories by Jasmine Lopez

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

County Judge Sam Biscoe: Pinch-hitting during an extraordinary year

County Judge Samuel Biscoe stepped out of retirement this year to reprise his role as Travis County Judge, a position he held from 1999 to 2014. Biscoe’s return to public service came after his successor, Sarah Eckhardt, ran to replace…

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

City leaders and Cap Metro get to work crafting Project Connect anti-displacement plan

In November, Austin voters approved a tax increase to support Project Connect and the expansion of public transportation throughout the city. Now, local leaders need to figure out precisely where and how to spend some of that money, including $300…

Monday, November 9, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

Landmark commission OKs rooftop deck in historic district

The Historic Landmark Commission has approved a renovation plan in the Smoot/Terrace Park Historic District that includes a rooftop deck, possibly setting a precedent for such decks going forward. Neighbors had objected to plans that would add a rear second…

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

Neighborhoods free to reimagine Halloween as APH lays out recommendations

Austin neighborhoods are working to reimagine Halloween, with families and households strategizing how to balance safety and fun in an effort to preserve the spooky holiday amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Austin Public Health issued a statement Oct. 9 regarding recommendations for…

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by Jasmine Lopez

Historic zoning denied for former residence of women’s health advocate

A West Campus duplex that was once home to a notable women’s health advocate will soon be demolished after the Historic Landmark Commission met last Monday evening and voted against historic designation and in favor of demolition for the home.…

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