Entertainment & Events

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New temporary permit fees are actually temporary

This year, Austin briefly had higher temporary food permit fees. Those are gone after a City Council vote last week, but work is already underway to establish new fees, again.As part of this year’s budget, Council moved forward with a…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Board may amend applications to protect city trees

On paper, Austin protects its trees. City code requires people to get approval from the city arborist before damaging or removing a tree. But representatives from the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation told the Environmental Board on Wednesday that these ordinances…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City plans to cut back event permits during SXSW

On Friday, the city of Austin announced that how they do business during South by Southwest will be changing.The changes come from suggestions made in a SXSW after-action report released in September. That report was commissioned after last year’s event,…

Monday, January 26, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

New agriculture commissioner calls water top issue

Recently elected Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said Wednesday that he plans for the agency to play a more active role as it relates to water.“We’re going to have a water department, and we’re going to be very…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City plans to repair cyclo-cross damage at Zilker

City staff has revealed a one-year plan that they hope will remediate tree and turf damage related to a national cyclo-cross championship held in Zilker Park earlier this month.Watershed Protection Department Environmental Officer Chuck Lesniak told the Environmental Board Wednesday…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City puts kibosh on new downtown special events

Downtown Austin’s two favorite activities — construction and special events — may have finally pushed each other too far. Tuesday, city staff issued a memo that declared a moratorium on new downtown street events, effective immediately, due to the large…

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