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The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Austin City Council may create task force that examines parkland uses

Austin City Council will meet March 5 with an unusually short agenda that includes the potential creation of a task force that examines parkland uses. more »

Mar 3, 2015 6:45 PM Central Austin

Austin ISD board mulls Mueller campus option

During its March 2 dialogue meeting, the Austin ISD board of trustees revisited its discussion about development of a possible AISD campus on a 10-acre site that is part of the Mueller development, which is seeking a school. more »

Mar 2, 2015 9:35 PM 2 Comments

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, explains how the clubs will use the mobile tech lab with computers donated by AMD.

Amy Denney

AMD donates computers to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin

Mark Kiester, chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin, knows all too well the power technology has to get students interested in the club. more »

Mar 2, 2015 10:23 AM Northwest Austin

Facing food insecurity in Southwest Austin

Food insecurity—defined as not knowing where your next meal will come from—affects families and individuals throughout the city, including parts of Southwest Austin. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz sits in his Sixth Street office Feb. 4.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Paul Cruz

The Austin ISD board of trustees named Paul Cruz superintendent at its Jan. 26 meeting. Cruz, the first Latino superintendent of AISD, said he is humbled by the opportunity to serve district families after working for the district for the past nine y more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Parent group calls for investigation of Austin ISD superintendent search

Parent group Coalition Strengthen Austin Urban Schools, or SAUS, filed a request with the Travis County Special Prosecution Division this week to investigate “unethical actions” by the Austin ISD board of trustees during its superintendent search. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro 3 Comments

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Update: Austin ISD cancels after-school activities

Austin ISD will operate on its regular schedule Feb. 23 and continue to monitor weather to determine whether inclement weather will affect tomorrow's schedule, according to a district statement. more »

Feb 23, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Pilot program brings fresh options to O. Henry Middle School

O. Henry Middle School partnered with California-based Revolution Foods as part of a pilot program that brings high-quality, freshly-prepared food to its cafeteria daily. more »

Feb 10, 2015 3:04 PM Austin Metro

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Committee created to examine Austin affordability issues

The group is tasked with reviewing best practices from other cities to help create and maintain policies that promote affordability in Austin. The new committee is expected to tackle various topics such as education, child care, food, housing, transp more »

Jan 30, 2015 8:09 AM Central Austin

Austin ISD interim superintendent Paul Cruz speaks with community members and AISD staff at a Dec. 13 candidate forum held as part of the school district's superintendent search.

Kelli Weldon

Cruz named Austin ISD superintendent

The Austin ISD board of trustees named Paul Cruz superintendent at its Jan. 26 meeting with formal votes to offer him the position and approve his contract. more »

Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Data: Austin ISD student population to decrease by 4,043 students in 10 years

After two years of enrollment declines, Austin ISD expects to see a continued decline in its student population during the next 10 years, according to its annual demographic report presented to the district’s board of trustees Jan. 12. more »

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

The Austin ISD board of trustees swore in five members at its Jan. 6 meeting. From left: District 1 trustee Edmund Gordon, District 2 trustee Jayme Mathias, District 3 trustee Ann Teich, District 4 trustee Julie Cowan, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, District 5 trustee Amber Elenz, District 6 trustee Paul Saldaña, District 7 trustee Robert Schneider, At-Large Position 8 trustee Gina Hinojosa, and At-Large Position 9 trustee Kendall Pace take their seats at the dais.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board names officers; community calls for focus on equity

The Austin ISD board of trustees swore in five members and named its board officers at its Jan. 6 meeting, following a call from local advocacy group Texas Civil Rights Project to conduct an assessment on equity in the school district. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Five terms expired on the Austin ISD board of trustees in November 2014, including At-Large Position 9.

Kelli Weldon

Voters decide three Austin ISD board runoff elections

Voters are choosing their representatives for three contested seats on the Austin ISD board of trustees in Dec. 16 runoff elections. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:12 PM Vote Central Texas

Austin ISD interim superintendent Paul Cruz, seen here at a community forum Saturday, Dec. 13, could be named the school district's permanent superintendent. The AISD board of trustees is slated to take a formal vote on hiring a new superintendent sometime in January.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board names Cruz sole finalist in superintendent search

In a unanimous vote Dec. 15, the Austin ISD board of trustees named interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the sole finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

At a news conference Dec. 3, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz says he is honored to have the opportunity to be considered as a candidate for superintendent.

Kelli Weldon

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates withdraw from consideration

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates have withdrawn from consideration, making interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the only candidate, Austin ISD announced Dec. 10. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro 2 Comments

Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz speaks to local media following the April 15 AISD board of trustees meeting at which he was appointed.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board plans new forum with superintendent candidates, invites interim to participate

Austinites could have the opportunity to question three Austin ISD superintendent candidates, including Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, at a public forum Dec. 13 at Lanier High School as a result of votes at an Austin ISD board of trustees meeting. more »

Dec 9, 2014 12:53 AM Austin Metro

At a news conference Dec. 3, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz says he is honored to have the opportunity to be considered as a candidate for superintendent.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board considers Cruz as district superintendent candidate

The Austin ISD board of trustees wants to pave the way for Paul Cruz, the school district’s interim superintendent, to become its permanent superintendent, board President Vincent Torres said at a news conference Dec. 3. more »

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Trustee Lori Moya (left) speaks during an Austin ISD board of trustees work session Dec. 1.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD develops district technology plan

Bringing technology into classrooms is the focus of Austin ISD’s districtwide technology plan, which the board of trustees discussed at its Dec. 1 work session. more »

Dec 2, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz speaks during a Dec. 1 work session of the AISD board of trustees.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD gears up to develop FY2016 budget

At a Dec. 1 work session, the Austin ISD board of trustees discussed plans for its FY2016 budget in the face of tight finances, an upcoming legislative session and declining enrollment. more »

Dec 2, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro