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Council members divided over hire of outside attorney in property protest rights lawsuit

Some City Council members said taxpayer dollars should not be used to fight taxpayer interests.

Start-Up Kids Club relocates office to Mueller neighborhood

Start-Up Kids Club, a nonprofit organization that provides children with entrepreneurship opportunities, …



Capital Metro sets ambitious goal to eventually replace all 423 buses with electric versions

Starting Jan. 26, riders can ride the new electric buses, which will rotate among routes.


East Austin Medicine Shop moves to North Central Austin

East Austin Medicine Shop relocated Nov. 25 to 1909 E. 38th 1/2 St., Ste. C2, Austin, from its previous …


Central Health will explore minimum wage bumps for its employees

The health care district is considering increasing its minimum wage to $15 per hour.


With resources limited in homelessness initiatives, potential of former HealthSouth property sparks disagreement on City Council

The city-owned 87,744-square-foot property has sat vacant in downtown Austin for years.



Livestrong Foundation relocates HQ to North Central Austin

The Livestrong Foundation relocated its headquarters to 623 W. 38th St., Ste. 300, Austin, from 2201 E. Sixth …


Whataburger opens new location on East Oltorf Street

This is the burger chain's 19th location in Austin.


Travis Central Appraisal District board will host in-person meetings for informal protests in 2020

The Travis Central Appraisal District board of trustees voted to bring back in-person meetings for informal protests this year.


Austin-Travis County officials establish nonprofit to raise funds to support complete census count

Officials in Austin and Travis County have formed a complete count committee to support the 2020 census effort.



Austin to start issuing tickets to drivers who park in bike-only lanes in effort to improve safety

Drivers who illegal park in a bicycle lane could receive a $300 fine and have their vehicles towed.


Austin Museum of Popular Culture now located on North Lamar

Austin Museum of Popular Culture now located on North Lamar


T.A. Brown among Austin ISD’s first wave of modernized campuses

T.A. Brown's new campus opened in January, shortly before the modernized Menchaca Elementary School in South Austin.


See which local elected positions are on March, November ballots in Central Austin

Local elections begin with the March 3 primaries, followed by the general election in November.



Flamencura Music & Dance moves to Research Boulevard

Flamencura Music & Dance, a locally owned flamenco studio, relocated Oct. 30 to a new space at 8910 Research …


Capital Metro starts electrifying its transit fleet; first 2 electric buses go into service Jan. 26

Capital Metro will roll out the first two electric buses in late January.


Prep will bring shared commercial kitchen space to Austin this summer

Prep, a company that provides shared commercial kitchen space for local entrepreneurs, will open a …


North Austin location of Taco Cabana on Burnet Rd. now closed

The national chain closed 19 locations in Texas.



Support grows among Austin City Council members who want to end local penalties for low-level marijuana possession

If successful, the Austin Police Department would no longer hand out arrests or citations for possession of marijuana with no intent to distribute.


Ascension Texas names new regional hospital president

Ascension Texas announced Jan. 16 that Timothy Brierty has assumed the role of regional hospital president, effective immediately.


Sorek Barbershop & Menswear to open on ground floor of Arrive Hotel

Sorek Barbershop & Menswear will open in the ground-floor retail space at the East Austin Arrive hotel, 1813B …


Howler Brothers to open surf-inspired clothing and accessories store on South Congress

Howler Brothers—a locally based, surf-inspired clothing and accessories company—will open a new retail …



Travis County commissioners pursue easement to bring water to Las Lomitas subdivision

Travis County commissioners are working to address colonias—unincorporated areas in the county that lack basic utilities.


New skincare clinic SkinSpirit coming to North Lamar

Skincare clinic SkinSpirit—the largest provider of Botox and dermal fillers in the U.S. according to its …