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Stories 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…

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…

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…

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…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

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…

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