Luz Moreno-Lozano, Austin American-Statesman

Luz Moreno-Lozano

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Luz:

Austin City Council looks to update city charter, citizen-initiated petition threshold

City Council began the process of creating a new group of community members who will review the city’s charter, including petition requirements. → Read More

Dozens of Salvation Army clients still unsure what's next when shelter closes next week

Salvation Army leaders are working to relocate clients, but 32 people were still in the downtown Austin shelter one week before it is set to close. → Read More

It's Austin's spring festival season. Here's what you should know about safety, traffic.

With thousands expected in Austin, officials said they were fully prepared, including police presence, traffic congestion and transportation needs. → Read More

How $93 million in housing vouchers for homeless people in Austin will be divided

On Friday, city and federal officials announced the availability of 300 new housing vouchers over 20 years for people experiencing homelessness. → Read More

Austin police to receive 4% pay increase in April following new pay package plan

On top of a 4% raise, Austin police officers will also see retention incentives and other benefits under a new plan approved by Austin City Council. → Read More

Austin partners with feds to identify money sources for transportation projects

The local and federal partnership will help identify billions of dollars in funding opportunities to support transportation projects. → Read More

Austin-Bergstrom airport director, assistant city manager leaving posts

A retirement and a resignation within City of Austin leadership has forced a change at the top, interim City Manager Jesús Garza said. → Read More

Dallas mayor's tweet to recruit Austin police officers triggers backlash from city leaders

Kirk Watson and other Austin leaders are pushing back after the Dallas mayor said dissatisfied Austin police officers should come work for Dallas PD. → Read More

Austin to negotiate one-year extension on police contract ahead of May vote on oversight

Wednesday’s vote will put a hold on moving forward with a proposed four-year contract that reached a tentative agreement last week. → Read More

Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk fired effective Thursday; will get $463K in severance

Cronk has been the focus of criticism for the city’s response to ice storms that hit the city earlier this month. → Read More

With power restored, Austin officials pivot all efforts toward citywide cleanup, recovery

Nearly two weeks after the ice storm hit Central Texas, city officials say they are now squarely focused on citywide clean up and community recovery. → Read More

Austin City Council to meet Wednesday to weigh future of City Manager Spencer Cronk

The Austin city manager has been the focus of criticism since ice storms this month left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power. → Read More

The Refuge rehab facility, cleared of child sex exploitation allegations, soon to reopen

After receiving its license back last month, the Refuge is hiring staff and plans to start housing sex trafficking survivors again in the spring. → Read More

Shelters, food: Austin resources available for thousands still without power

More than 20,000 Austin Energy customers were still without electricity as of Monday morning. → Read More

Austin leaders underestimated ice storms that still have 156,000 utility customers in the dark

Austin Energy officials said the outages were complicated by falling tree limbs that made contact with power lines. → Read More

Austin plans campaign to fill 2,500 open city jobs. Here's what we know.

Want a job with the city? Austin's job recruitment campaign is the largest the city has undertaken. Here's what we know about the plan. → Read More

Austin count of homeless people returns this weekend. Here's what we know

The point-in-time count was called off the past two years due to the pandemic. Here's what we know about ECHO's in-person count this weekend: → Read More

Travis County OKs $35 million contract to build housing units for homeless population

The funding will pay to build 640 units at the Community First Burleson Village, in partnership with nonprofit Mobile Loaves and Fishes. → Read More

Austin Water review highlights progress, improvements to make after 2022 boil water notice

A review into Austin Water practices has been released nearly a year after customers were subjected to a three-day boil water notice in February 2022. → Read More

'The work must begin': Key takeaways as Austin swears in new mayor, council

New Mayor Kirk Watson and new members José Velásquez, Ryan Alter and Zohaib “Zo” Qadri officially take their seats on the Austin City Council. → Read More