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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Jack Craver

Greg Casar optimistic but ready to fight in 2019

Council Member Greg Casar has a lot of good things to say about 2018.“In January we laid out a set of goals,” he said, referring to his staff. “We accomplished all of the big priorities.”“Even though we’re under state leadership…

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After re-election, Adler in ‘do stuff’ mode for 2019

As upbeat as Mayor Steve Adler stays most of the time when talking about the stalled and heavily criticized CodeNEXT rewrite of the city’s land use code, it’s still easy to hear the exasperation and disappointment that lingers over the…

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Cronk reflects on first year in Austin

Less than a year after taking over as Austin’s city manager, Spencer Cronk calls himself “the luckiest person in the world.” He recognizes the many challenges Austin faces, but city administration is what he has chosen to do with his…

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Jack Craver

Harper-Madison wants more housing, transportation options for District 1

Above all else, Natasha Harper-Madison, the incoming City Council member for District 1, wants to use her new platform to connect more people to the decisions made every day at City Hall.The campaign Harper-Madison waged for the Council seat over…

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Jimmy Maas

Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports sign lease for stadium site in North Austin

Precourt Sports Ventures signed a lease with the city of Austin today for 24 acres in North Austin to build a Major League Soccer stadium.“Bringing major league sports to Austin will help bring all parts of our diverse city together,…

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Andrew Weber

Gus Garcia, the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, dies at 84

Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, a former Austin school board trustee, City Council member and the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, died early Monday surrounded by his family. He was 84.At a memorial service at Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy,…

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