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Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

State, medical school lay out plans for new Austin State Hospital

Officials from the state and from Dell Medical School at the University of Texas have put together their plans for a new Austin State Hospital that will be constructed on the existing 95-acre campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood.State money…

Monday, January 28, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

John Treviño Metro Park gets development contract

The 330-acre plot of former ranch land that sits 2.5 miles east of Highway 183 has stood vacant since 2003 as it waits to become the future John Treviño Metro Park.This metropolitan park is one of two remaining undeveloped parks…

Friday, January 11, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City charter would push possible stadium election to November

Petitions calling for an election that could challenge the city’s deal for a new soccer stadium aren’t expected to be certified until early February, but city staff has already decided November is the soonest a referendum election could take place.Citing…

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Fire Department’s burning desire for education takes them to California

Firefighters in Austin are adept and experienced when it comes to fighting brush fires. However, when it comes to large-scale wildland/urban-interface fires, our city’s firefighters don’t have as much experience.So, in hopes of gaining some real-life education in anticipation of…

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin brings community health into the community

Last summer, after city officials called on the Austin Police Department and other public safety departments to address issues attributed to homelessness, a coalition of public safety and social services groups began working to increase support for this vulnerable population.One…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council members push for $300M bond to meet Austin’s affordable housing needs

City leaders are weighing the possibility of putting an affordable housing bond on the ballot this November. A city task force is recommending a $161 million bond, but some Austin City Council members want to almost double that amount.Council Members…

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