Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Charlotte Moore

Profile: Reyes says varied background is an advantage in District 50 race

Rico Reyes’ run for the vacant District 50 State Representative seat rests firmly on his desire to give to a community he claims to know more intimately than his competitors.   If roots were votes, Reyes might automatically be front-runner.…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Michael Kanin

New Watershed Protection Ordinance up for Council consideration

Austin City Council members may offer only limited approval to a series of dramatic changes to the city’s Watershed Protection Ordinance. The rewrite, a document that exchanges small allowances of additional impervious cover for more protection of the city’s creek…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Local officials working to help voters get proper ID before Election Day

Local election officials plan to be very busy over the next week in an effort to identify as many of Travis County’s estimated 37,000 registered voters who do not have a photo ID. People with the county and the City of…

Monday, September 30, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council agrees to allow loading and unloading in downtown alleys

After a surprisingly lengthy debate on the issue, the City Council agreed to continue to allow downtown businesses to use alleys for loading and unloading, legally.   At first glance, the idea of using alleys for that purpose may not…

Monday, September 30, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Cole, Morrison question use of employee criminal background checks

An audit designed to examine the effectiveness of the city’s approach to criminal background checks has raised the ire of two City Council members, who thought they had removed such checks from city hiring protocol in 2008.   At last…

Friday, September 27, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Council postpones decision on 24-hour bicycle trails

Austin City Council members Thursday delayed until Oct. 17 a vote on whether to end 24-hour cyclist access to three segments of the city’s Hike and Bike Trail. In the meantime, Austin Police Department officials and representatives of the city’s…

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