Tag Archives: Ora Houston

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City mulls free swimming for some Austin seniors

Plans to waive pool fees for all Austinites ages 80 years or older at Barton Springs Pool and other city pools are moving forward.Previously, the “Lifetime Pass” program – which grants free entry to Barton Springs for seniors who meet…

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Courthouse proposal gets shut down in committee

A city proposal to relocate the county courthouse from downtown to East Austin didn’t gain any traction at the Audit and Finance Committee on Wednesday, but it did spark a heated conversation.Though City Council Member Ellen Troxclair moved to approve…

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council may revise Mueller Commission eligibility

Though residents of any Austin neighborhood can currently join the commission that guides City Council on the Mueller development, a proposed ordinance would limit membership to those who live in that community and 24 surrounding neighborhoods. Council members debated the…

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Firefighters issue four Council endorsements

The Austin Firefighters Association began announcing its endorsements for City Council Tuesday, beginning with two of its own, Council Member Mike Martinez, who is running for mayor, and District 2 candidate Delia Garza. The group also chose Council Member Chris…

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ora Houston leads money race in City Council District 1

Two candidates are pulling away from the pack in fundraising to represent Austin’s African-American opportunity district, District 1.Ora Houston has raised the most money so far, solidifying her status as the presumed frontrunner. Houston has raised $29,173 through June 30,…

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