Nearly four months after Austin City Council’s controversial decision to decriminalize public camping , sitting and lying down—bans on which critics said targeted the homeless population—the city’s elected officials are gearing up to vote this week on further changes to those laws.
In the spring of 2018, Torchy’s Tacos decided to close its original trailer on South First Street that started the franchise for owner Mike Rypka. On Oct. 22, the first brick-and-mortar Torchy’s will also close its doors.
The Texas Department of Transportation held its first round of open houses for an ongoing feasibility study the agency is conducting along the Hwy. 290 corridor between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. After considering results from the yearlong feasibility study, which began July 31, 2019 and will conclude on approximately July 31, 2020, TxDOT will begin environmental vetting and schematic design for a mobility and safety improvement project along the corridor.
Boutique flower shop and event design studio Fragrant Nirvana held its soft opening Sept. 20 at 31560 RR 12, …
Austin Urban Retreat, a day spa at 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, opened Oct. 1 in the strip mall that includes …
The city announced earlier this week that starting Oct. 14, metered parking rates would increase to $2 per hour, up from the current rates of $1 per hour and $1.20 per hour downtown. However, that may not be the last rate increase drivers see this year.
In a second letter in as many weeks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demanded Austin reinstate its ban on public camping as a means to address the city’s growing homelessness challenge.
Citing “family obligations,” Lori Pampilo Harris, the city’s long-sought-after homelessness strategy officer, will vacate the position after only one month on the job, according to city officials.
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to invest $700 million to add one to two lanes in each direction on I-35 in Central Texas.
Mark Black wedding venue saga continues with Dripping Springs city council's fee waiver deliberation
At an Oct. 8 meeting, Dripping Springs City Council opted to again table a vote on various fee waivers associated with Black Ranch, a much-debated wedding venue being developed along Crystal Hills Drive in the Dripping Springs extraterritorial jurisdiction The item addressed a motion filed by an attorney representing Mark Black, the project’s developer, contesting over $12,800 in city fees.
Early looks at newly proposed land-use code highlight its limited role in Austin’s affordable housing goals
The most recent draft of the proposed overhaul of Austin’s land development code—the rules governing what can be built in the city and where—shows revisions that boost the city’s income-restricted housing capacity from 1,500 to 8,841.
The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals increased its impact on the Austin economy in 2019 by 1.45% over the previous year, according to a report released Oct. 8.
The Austin Community College district will host two community conversations in Southwest Austin to hear from the public about ACC’s Pinnacle campus.
Travis County commissioners voted 4-0 to appoint Dimple Malhotra to preside over the county’s family violence court at an Oct. 8 meeting. Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion abstained.
Travis County staff recommended a series of revisions to the local Public Improvement District, or PID, policy at an Oct. 8 Commissioners Court meeting.
Travis County commissioners voted unanimously to extend a burn ban through Nov. 6 at a meeting Oct. 8.
Representatives for the Pizza Cave announced via Twitter Oct. 6 that the restaurant would officially reopen …
The Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library will re-open on Oct. 21 after a year-long closure for renovations. Notable changes to the library include a skylight to let in natural light, a new “quiet room” and upgraded digital resources and tools, according to a news release from Austin Public Library.
Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program has opened a new location in Dripping Springs at 11205 Bonham Ranch Road. …
After years of development, the city of Austin released its latest draft of a new land development code, including revised zoning maps, at a press conference Oct. 4.
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H-E-B plans to break ground on a new 90,000 square-foot store located at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin—the corner of W. Hwy. 290 and FM 1826—in February.
Realty Austin opened its new South Austin office Oct. 4 at 7415 Southwest Parkway, Ste. 2-200, Austin, in the …