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Friday, April 20, 2018 by Nadia Hamdan

What’s the story behind the different tags on trees around Austin?

You can’t not notice the trees that line the paths on Austin’s many hike and bike trails. But have you ever noticed a fair amount of them are numbered? They’re on small metal tags nailed to the trunks.Writer Will Neely…

Friday, March 30, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

B-cycle’s UT expansion a towering success

When Austin B-cycle expanded its reach into the University of Texas campus area last month, its executive director predicted it would be a big success. It turns out his expectations were too low.“Forty days into this, and we’re where we…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Trump administration push for citizenship question on census alarms critics

Watchdog groups are alarmed by a Department of Justice request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The agency says the information is needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act, specifically a section that bans racial discrimination.“It’s…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Trustees cast doubt on success of UT partnership program

At its Aug. 28 meeting, the Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas at Austin to renew the Literacy First program at 22 Austin schools for the coming school year, but…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves workforce training audit

It took a while for City Council to wrap its collective head around the concept, but after an hour and a half of discussion it overwhelmingly approved a study that will try to assess the effectiveness of some area workforce…

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

For Capital Metro, UT shuttles ground what could be high-flying ridership numbers

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s latest systemwide ridership statistics would be trending upward were it not for an unlikely population: college students.According to recently posted data, the agency gave fewer rides in March than it did over the same period…

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

New UT arena slated for downtown, but questions linger

A big piece of downtown Austin’s future fell into place on Friday with the announcement that the arena that will replace the Frank Erwin Center will be located close to the current arena on the University of Texas’ eastern border…

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin, UT could play in battle for telecom millions

Austin and the University of Texas have the potential intellectual and research firepower needed to compete for a portion of $100 million in National Science Foundation and private tech industry money and in-kind services aimed at creating city-scale advancements in…

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin Fire Department could soon be using drones

The drone idles on a small runway at the Austin Radio Control Association, just east of the city. It has a gray body and a white nose, across which someone has painted a sinister smile. The controls are tested, and…

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by Sunny Sone

AURA, UT group want to tear down wall, plant trees

Tear down that (West Campus) wall.The West Campus Wall – which runs along much of the University of Texas’ western edge, separating the campus from Guadalupe Street – has long been a symbol of UT’s isolation from the rest of…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Home of legendary UT coach remains in limbo

After a trip through the Planning Commission last week, the fate of famed University of Texas track coach Clyde Littlefield’s former house remains uncertain.Commissioners voted 4-3 to deny historic zoning for the West Campus home, with Chair Danette Chimenti and…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Private-party permitting process is a go

After several months without word on progress, a resolution to create a permit process for private parties is moving forward.The resolution, passed last October, was in response to neighborhood complaints about parties in the West Campus area near the University…

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Police to enforce noise ordinance during RoundUp

The Austin Police Department says it will enforce the city’s noise ordinance in the West Campus area during the University of Texas RoundUp festivities, scheduled for this weekend. RoundUp is a nationally known weekend of parties and live performances put…

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