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City Council wants to know whether some of Austin’s drinking-in-public prohibitions are equitable

The city of Austin allows the public consumption of alcohol except in six designated areas.

Long time Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty will not seek re-election following end of current term

Daugherty has served western Travis County for the last 14 years, with terms from 2002-2008 and 2013 to the present.



City staff must be more transparent as city moves toward motel shelter strategy, Austin City Council says

Austin City Council is preparing to purchase another motel for conversion into a homeless shelter, but urged staff to be more transparent as motels are chosen.


Infinity Ranch brings tiny-home rentals to Dripping Springs

Infinity Ranch is offering bed and breakfast-style nightly rentals in the Hill Country.


Austin City Council will consider APD investigation after assistant chief accused of racist and homophobic slurs

Following an anonymous whistle-blower’s complaint that an assistant chief with the Austin Police Department had used racist and homophobic language, Austin City Council will vote Dec. 5 whether to direct the city manager to undertake a department-wide investigation and delay the start of a new cadet class.


Travis County 2017-22 bond program remains on track thanks to innovations

Fifty-six of the 60 projects included in the five-year bond program Travis County voters approved in 2017 are in active development, according to a Dec. 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.



Winner Winner closes South Austin dining car

Winner Winner has closed its doors.


Do-Rite Barbecue at Graceland aims to create a super-prime, classic barbecue experience

Do-Rite Barbecue at Graceland aims to create a “super-prime, classic” barbecue experience in Austin.


$15 million enhancement project on MoPac South could improve travel times

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has updated information on a project to add auxiliary and merge lanes between Barton Skyway and Loop 360 that proposes to relieve congestion on the southbound side of MoPac.




Original location of Jack Allen's Kitchen in Oak Hill turns 10

The local restaurant chain Jack Allen's Kitchen celebrates 10 years in business in Southwest Austin.


New 'respectful neighbor policy' aims to address concerns around new homeless shelters in Austin

The city has regularly received harsh objection from neighbors regarding plans for new homeless shelters.


Stassney Lane bridge reconstruction advances with possible early 2020 completion

Work continues on the Stassney Lane bridge, with lane closers scheduled again for Nov. 26.


Bealls Southpark Meadows is closing

Bealls will close its Southpark Meadows location at 9500 S. I-35, Ste. K, Austin. The department store …



New Travis County Public Defender's Office aims for better legal outcomes

A majority of adult defendants could qualify for the new office, which is set to open in 2021.


New brewery, taproom coming to South Austin in 2020

Meanwhile Brewing Co. will open a Southeast Austin taproom on a 3.7-acre property in April 2020.


Transportation update: Stassney Lane mobility open house scheduled for Dec. 5

The city of Austin is evaluating Stassney Lane from West Gate Boulevard to South Congress Avenue for safety and mobility improvements.


New French restaurant eyes Dripping Springs for early 2020 opening

Le Vacher is expected to open in Dripping Springs in spring 2020.



These Austin-area breweries are celebrating Small Business Saturday

More than a dozen Austin-area breweries and restaurants are celebrating Small Business Saturday this year by selling limited-edition glassware to participating customers.


Austin chamber president and CEO to retire in March 2020

Austin chamber President and CEO Mike Rollins has announced that he will retire next year.


7 Austin-area turkey trots to get you feeling extra thankful this holiday season

Winner, winner, turkey dinner: Check out these seven Austin-area turkey trots happening this Thanksgiving.


Austin Prosthetic Center caters to every patient’s unique needs

South Austin medical business, Austin Prosthetic Center, caters to every patient’s unique needs.



South Austin businesses ramp up for the 2019 holiday season

Local business owners rely on the holiday shoppin season each year to make annual profits.


Sendero Health Plans expects to double membership one year after facing potential dissolution

One year after it faced shutting its doors for good, Sendero Health Plans may be doing better than ever.