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Past articles by Kevin:

City of Austin to make recommendations to ‘change the character’ of 6th Street

Seating, dining, live music or even art installations could come to downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Entertainment District, as part of a pilot program referenced in city planning documents obtained by KXAN. → Read More

Out-of-state driver fights TxTag bill from 1200 miles away

Haney says he couldn't convince TxTag it had the wrong guy. He says customer service even told him to go to the Ohio DMV and get affidavits for each year his truck had been registered there. → Read More

A new Zilker Park proposal would add trees, reduce parking — here’s where

If approved, the proposal would eliminate an 80-space parking lot near the park’s front entrance. → Read More

Job training programs help get Austin workforce ready for Tesla

Central Texans are already taking advantage of free, hands-on training in manufacturing, as well as HVAC, electrical and plumbing. → Read More

Chacon gains approval from Austin City Council to be Chief of Austin Police

As of late Wednesday evening, the vote to appoint Joseph Chacon as Austin’s Police Chief was still on the council agenda. However, multiple council members tell KXAN the vote could be postponed to allow elected officials more time to vet Chacon, who was named the interim chief in March. → Read More

Austin City Council to vote on housing contracts, Colony Park developments

Here's what we're following ahead of the Austin City Council meeting Thursday. → Read More

Austin Energy says power hook up wait times at 7 to 10 weeks

New homes are popping up all over Central Texas, but connecting power to them may take longer than you'd think. → Read More

No masks, precautions taken at Gov. Abbott’s packed event before COVID-19 diagnosis

Less than 24 hours before testing positive for COVID-19, the governor attended a packed event north of Dallas with several hundred people. No one wore masks. → Read More

Austin City Council approves $4.5 billion budget, record police funding

After weeks of deliberations, Austin City Council passed a $4.5 billion budget for 2021-22. → Read More

Travis County DA notes ‘deeply troubling’ reports of some APD officers declining to investigate crimes

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk received two official letters Wednesday morning from Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza and County Attorney Delia Garza. Each requested information on the steps the city is taking to address an increasing number of reports that some Austin police officers are declining to investigate crimes because they say the district and county attorney’s offices will… → Read More

Austin City Council to take votes on St. Johns property, 6th Street safety Thursday

Here's what we're watching ahead of Thursday's Austin City Council meeting. → Read More

City council members say Austin 911 staffing needs attention after KXAN investigation

KXAN reported that there have been 100 departures from Austin 911 since the beginning of 2019, most of them call takers and dispatchers. Eighty of them resigned. → Read More

Safety on the line: Investigating Austin’s 911 center staffing shortage

911 operators pick up the phone when people are having the worst days of their lives, but Austin is grappling with a shortage. While the current group of operators still answers emergency calls fas… → Read More

City of Austin behind on mowing, cites staffing shortages

Public Works pays four landscaping contractors to divide up the work by different quadrants of the city but claims this year's extra rain and staffing shortages have caused those companies to fall behind. → Read More

Austin eyeing two sanctioned homeless encampments, could build tiny homes at site

The City of Austin has whittled down a list of properties for sanctioned homeless camping from 78 to two. → Read More

Coming out of pandemic, Austin bars find boost with Major League Soccer, Austin FC

The pandemic hit and, like other bars and restaurants, Circle Brewing Company suffered. However, Lopez knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel in Major League Soccer. → Read More

City council green lights spending framework for federal relief dollars, $100+ million for homelessness

Austin City Council adopted a roadmap for spending federal pandemic relief dollars Thursday evening. → Read More

Vote on federal relief, homelessness spending looms ahead of Austin City Council’s summer break

Thursday is the last Austin City Council meeting until the end of July. Here's what we're following → Read More

City Council to take up tax relief, homelessness votes Thursday

Here’s what we’re watching ahead of this Thursday’s City Council meeting → Read More

TxTag toll refunds reach $11 million as drivers seek more transparency

The Texas Department of Transportation says it has refunded more than $11.7 million dollars back to drivers because of overcharges linked to last year's system upgrade. → Read More