Austin home sales recently declined for the first time in three years. Although the reason is not obvious, some local experts cite a lack of affordable supply, increased prices or residents’ move to renting.more »
The Manor Road food stand plans to open a second location at 1623 E. Seventh St. The new location was initially set to open Oct. 22 but will now open Oct. 29, according to ownership. more »
The city's land development code is broken and needs a "complete makeover," says a coalition of professional organizations led by the Real Estate Council of Austin. more »
An entertainment license proposal could strengthen sound, safety and security regulations in downtown Austin’s late-night districts, including one known for its “dirty” reputation. more »
Austin City Council on Oct. 23 will decide among three proposed approaches for rewriting the city's land development code, an ongoing process dubbed CodeNEXT. In total, Austin City Council members will take up 54 items for consideration. more »
The Arc, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities integrate with the surrounding community, will host its 15th annual Building Bridges art exhibit Oct. 22 at The Hyatt Regency on Barton Springs Road. more »
Austin is at a low risk of its residents becoming infected with Ebola, Mayor Lee Leffingwell said Oct. 16 at a news conference. more »
Community members are invited to attend an Oct. 20 public meeting to discuss accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. more »
Google Fiber is making good on a promise more than a year and a half in the making. more »
On Oct. 15, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced a challenge to end veteran homelessness by 2015. more »
Responding to an Austin City Council resolution seeking more information about tiny homes, city staff released research Oct. 13 that outlines obstacles to building, parking and living in these single-family detached homes—usually on wheels. more »
U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »
The Austin ISD board of trustees could change the way it hears comments from members of the community at board meetings. more »
10-1 Austin City Council redistricting
New monthly series highlights many of the top issues facing upcoming Austin City Council candidates and offers profiles of each of the new council districts
- Council candidates prepare for 10-1
- Downtown, urban rail bond may shape economic development opportunities
- Water conservation a top priority
- Public housing
- Experts: Addressing basic needs vital for Austin’s public health
- District 1 Profile
- District 3
- Austin City Council District 4
- District 5 Profile
- District 7
- District 8
- District 9
- Austin City Council District 10
2014 Election HQ
Learn more about the candidates vying for all the major races this election season at the school, city, county and state levels.
Working in #ATX
Each month, we will provide perspective from one of Austin's top industries or work sectors.
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Learn about the philanthropic efforts of Austin's many nonprofit groups.
Each month, we will update readers about road construction projects in various stages of planning.
Higher Education Focus
Get updates on area colleges and universities. Also, learn information about Austin's trade school programs and the discounted services they offer area residents.
Education Focus—Austin ISD
Gain access to testing data and school feeder charts
2014–15 Healthcare Directory
Stories, news briefs and local doctor and hospital listings in Central Austin
Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.