Visit Austin budget approved by council following concerns over expenses
Visit Austin—formerly the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau—received City Council approval of its budget Oct. 12 following a two-week postponement sparked by council questioning some expenditures.
Austin Startup Week panel discusses local economic impact of DACA repeal
The repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals threatens many immigrant employees in the Austin tech sector, local tech community members said Thursday during a panel discussion on the topic.
More than 40 Austin-region properties considered for Amazon HQ2 bid, due Oct. 16-19
The Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area is in the mix when it comes to enticing Amazon to build its second headquarters complex, according to Kerry Hall, Austin Region president of Texas Capital Bank and the vice chairman of economic development for Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus in West Austin
A mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile virus, the first in the Austin and Travis County area this year, Austin Public Health announced on Oct. 11.
Austin’s CodeNEXT project moves forward following contentious City Council debate
Austin City Council authorized another $2.27 million for consultants to continue their work on CodeNEXT—the four-year, now-$8.5 million rewrite of the city’s land development code.
AISD seeks to improve district construction program with changes to purchasing, bidding policies
On Oct. 8, Austin ISD trustees discussed making a few policy amendments in an effort to improve the construction program and address some of the frustrations that some of the district’s vendors are experiencing.