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Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council gears up for bond debate

On Thursday, City Council members will try to put together a bond package that a majority on the dais agree to and that they believe a majority of Austin voters will support at the polls in November.Whatever package Council approves…

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Claire McInerny

What should I ask of my legislators if I want Texas’ school funding system to change?

It’s a typical summer day at Emily Herrington’s house in Northeast Austin. Her two daughters, Penly, 7, and Laurel, 3, are playing with their kittens and reading books in the living room.Penly is going into second grade at Blanton Elementary…

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jack Craver

Five Council members signal support for major housing bond

Mayor Steve Adler and four other members of City Council announced their support Thursday for putting a major housing bond on the ballot in November.Standing in front of scores of activists on the front steps of City Hall Thursday morning,…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council to hash out staff recommendations for proposed 2018 bond package

City Council is set to vote tomorrow on adopting the city manager’s recommendation for a 2018 bond package. Voters would decide on whether to approve the $816 million referendum this November.The proposal includes funding for transportation infrastructure, stormwater and open…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Sheryl Cole wins House District 46 runoff

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. In the race to represent House District 46 at the Texas Legislature, former Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole emerged as winner – but with a very thin margin – over José “Chito” Vela. Unofficial results showed…

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, culture groups joining forces for bond request likely to exceed $100M

Representatives from the city’s three ethnic cultural centers will join forces with members of the Arts and Music commissions to ask City Council for a bond package request that could add up to more than $120 million.At Monday’s meeting, the…

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