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Stories by Victoria May

Gerald Daugherty looks back on years of service

After serving as a Travis County Commissioner for 14 years, Gerald Daugherty recently reflected on his final term as commissioner for Precinct 3. The pandemic gave rise to quite a few challenges during his final term, Daugherty said, but overcoming…

Landmark commission 'reluctantly' recommends demolition of stone cottage

Members of the Bouldin Creek community are saying goodbye to a stone cottage some residents believed was emblematic of Austin culture. Citing its lack of historical significance, Historic Landmark commissioners reluctantly upheld a motion to demolish the 83-year-old house at…

Police department makes an effort to reach out to Austin’s deaf community

The Austin Police Department is taking special measures to make sure its policies and procedures do not disproportionately affect community members with hearing loss. At Sunday’s Special Meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, Officer Scott Marler met…

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