Friday, June 7, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Sparks fly over proposed changes to camping laws

Representatives of the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition and the Downtown Austin Alliance continue to stress that they are working together to end homelessness in Austin. But their conflicting messages to City Council on Thursday about proposed changes to ordinances that…

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Council to weigh money for a new homeless shelter

City Council members will vote today on items that would expand the number of beds in Austin’s homeless shelters.Council will vote to direct staff to find land and funding for an emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. Members could also…

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council to postpone vote on camping, panhandling ordinance

As the city puts more resources into shelters and programs to assist those without a place to live, City Council is also considering modifying three often-counterproductive city policies that target homeless people. The policies prohibit camping in public areas, sitting…

Friday, May 31, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin’s Google Fiberhood smaller than promised

In 2013, with much fanfare, Google announced the arrival of Fiber in Austin, with promises of providing free Google Fiber services to 102 city buildings. But the internet giant has succeeded so far in providing that service to only 28…

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Historic Landmark Commission postpones demolition of home, has questions about integrity

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but it does not always clearly tell the story of the integrity of a century-old structure. Such is the case for the Herrera family home at 1805 E. Third St.At the May 20…

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

BoA says expanded parking at Travis County Tax Office is insufficient

For years, the Travis County Clerk’s Office and the Tax Office at 5501 Airport Blvd. have used the vacant lot next door to accommodate the perpetual parking overflow from Austinites seeking a variety of services.Now, as Austin continues to expand,…

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