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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Homeless services would get a boost from recommended budget earmarks

A budget amendment expected to go before City Council later this month would seek to direct up to $1 million in new money toward improvements to Austin’s downtown homeless shelter and provide other resources to move people out of homelessness.A…

Monday, October 8, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

City grants crucial funding to arts organizations

Austin’s art advocates are breathing a little easier since Thursday afternoon, when City Council approved a resolution to award crucial funds to eligible arts organizations for Fiscal Year 2018-19.A total of $8,602,688 will be distributed among the organizations listed here.The…

Friday, October 5, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

City Council votes: Manchaca to become Menchaca

Austin City Council voted Thursday afternoon to rename South Austin’s Manchaca Road to reflect its allegedly historically accurate spelling: Menchaca.While the issue may appear to be too simple for debate, the vowel in question is a placeholder for a much…

Friday, October 5, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Downtown restroom contract OK’d

On Thursday City Council directed staff to execute a contract with Blue Chem Inc. for waste removal services at a city-owned portable toilet downtown. The initial two-year contract is for $330,000, but if the contract is extended to five years…

Friday, October 5, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Small progress, but Austin still lags in enabling 5G adoption

A pair of efforts to bring 5G telecommunication technology to portions of Austin is welcome news to proponents of the smart city capabilities available with widespread use. But the city still lags far behind other Texas cities in installation of…

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Veterans center ‘needs assessment’ coming

In response to a resolution from the city’s Commission on Veterans Affairs and City Council, the Human Resources Department is moving forward with an assessment of how to proceed with setting up a Veterans Resource Center.HR has already allocated 4,800…

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