Stories by Stephanie Federico

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Stephanie Federico

Updated: Austin issues shelter-in-place order to stop coronavirus spread

The City of Austin has issued an order for residents to stay at home except to do essential activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and lasts until at…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Stephanie Federico

Adler says Texas has ‘declared war’ on Austin: ‘We must be prepared to defend ourselves’

Austin Mayor Steve Adler opened the annual State of the City address Wednesday with a quote from Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”Adler said Austin is experiencing a “golden moment” and is…

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Stephanie Federico

Council selects Minneapolis official Spencer Cronk as new city manager

City Council unanimously selected Spencer Cronk to be the next city manager.Cronk has been the Minneapolis city administrator since 2014. Before that, he worked for New York City’s Department of Small Business Services.“Austin is fortunate to have Spencer Cronk as…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Stephanie Federico

After court ruling, Travis County will comply with all ICE detention requests

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office will honor all federal immigration detainer requests following a federal court ruling that held parts of Texas’ “sanctuary cities” law can go into effect.A three-judge panel for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Stephanie Federico

Federal judge blocks Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

A federal court in San Antonio has blocked Senate Bill 4, Texas’ so-called “sanctuary cities” law.U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said, “The best interests of the public will be served by preserving the status quo and enjoining, prior to September…

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