Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Jack Craver

Facing revenue caps, Travis County ponders how to raise employee pay

With lean years ahead due to state limits on property tax revenue, the Travis County Commissioners Court is grappling with how to effectively and responsibly boost pay for county employees.On Tuesday, the commissioners discussed what they would like to do…

Monday, August 5, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Cronk proposes $4.2 billion budget, more help for homeless

“This year, our mission is to build on these successes while at the same time bracing our city’s budget against the future impacts of the state’s decision to lower the cap on local property tax revenue growth,” City Manager Spencer…

Monday, August 5, 2019 by Claire McInerny

Parents push back against possible boundary changes as Austin ISD works out school closure plan

The cafeteria of Bedichek Middle School in Southwest Austin was chaotic as almost 100 parents fought for the attention of AISD administrative staff. Some were still in work clothes, some in T-shirts. Almost all of them were asking questions –…

Monday, August 5, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

ECHO has a new leader

The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, one of the leading organizations involved in addressing Austin’s homelessness problem, will have a new top executive today as the group’s co-founder, Ann Howard, steps down to focus on her campaign for a seat on…

Monday, August 5, 2019 by Jack Craver

Travis County, city of Austin ramp up census efforts

Travis County and the city of Austin are mounting an aggressive effort to make sure the 2020 U.S. census count is as complete and accurate as possible.The county and city are collaborating by jointly funding a temporary position “to energize…

Friday, August 2, 2019 by Claire McInerny

Austin ISD says it needs more time to announce school closure plan

The Austin Independent School District will not publicly announce which schools it is considering for closures until Sept. 6.The board of trustees had been planning to review possible options at its August meeting. Now it will discuss scenarios at its…

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