The May 27 episode of The Austin Breakdown features topics from across the Austin metro including a public health crisis in Travis County, the disaster exemption deadline in Williamson County, and Pflugerville’s continued negotiations for an EMS agreement. Plus, this episode delves into the trend of teacher shortages in districts across Texas.

More than 20 towers set to change Austin’s skyline

In downtown Austin, hundreds of stories will be added to the city skyline in the next few years. As Community Impact’s Austin City Hall Reporter Ben Thompson tells us, a lot of this growth could come at a cost to familiar elements of the downtown landscape, including historic buildings and businesses.

Also on this episode...

Travis County officials declared drug deaths a public health crisis this week; Williamson County property owners have until July 4 to apply for disaster exemption due to March 21 tornado damage; Pflugerville’s EMS agreement with Travis County ESD 2 has hit a roadblock; and more.