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Recent articles by Grace:

New council starts this week, here’s how to navigate Austin City Council meetings

Here’s everything you need to know about participating in council meetings. → Read More

Travis County approves $35 million for Mobile Loaves & Fishes housing units, infrastructure

Travis County Commissioners approved a contract with Mobile Loaves & Fishes Tuesday worth $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. → Read More

AmazonSmile shutters: Hundreds of eligible Austin organizations to no longer receive funding

According to that website, there are hundreds of charitable organizations in Austin that were eligible for AmazonSmile donations. → Read More

Rep. Doggett: $2M in federal funds coming to Austin to combat uptick in overdoses

Tuesday, local leaders are expected to announce federal money is coming to Austin to combat a growing number of overdose deaths in Travis County. → Read More

Travis County discussing second probate court, would need legislative help

Travis County Commissioners are expected to begin discussing whether or not the county will file proposed legislation to create a new probate court Tuesday. → Read More

Bastrop County homicide suspect hospitalized after police chase near College Station

The suspect in a Bastrop County homicide is in the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound after the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office said he was involved in a police chase near College Station. The wound was self-inflicted, BCSO said. → Read More

APD: Body found in Lady Bird Lake on Christmas

The Austin Police Department said it recovered a body from Lady Bird Lake near the pedestrian bridge that runs alongside South Lamar Sunday evening. → Read More

Texas law enforcement looking for missing 24-year-old man out of San Antonio

Law enforcement are asking for your help finding Malik Johnson, reported missing out of San Antonio. → Read More

Man shot and killed by San Marcos police early Christmas morning

A man was shot and killed by San Marcos police early Christmas morning, according to the city. → Read More

Austin apartment complex cuts water before freeze. Is that allowed?

An apartment complex near the University of Texas at Austin will be without water over the holidays, according to signs posted around the complex. It won’t be back on until 9 a.m. Monday. → Read More

What gives with the ‘Buscar’ graffiti?

It’s all over Austin: on light poles, stop signs, overpasses, underpasses and buildings. Buscar. So what gives? → Read More

Ryan Alter projected winner for City Council District 5

Neither received more than 50% of the vote on Nov. 8, which triggered the runoff election. → Read More

José Velásquez wins Austin City Council District 3 seat

Neither received more than 50% of the vote in the Nov. 8 election, which is why they’re now part of the runoff. → Read More

PAC ads, door knocking: Candidates for Austin mayor make final push ahead of runoff

Austin is hours away from finding out who its next mayor will be. On Election Day Eve, the candidates for the role aren’t pulling any punches. → Read More

Austin city manager gets roughly $38K raise, council not unanimous

In the final hours of Austin City Council’s meeting Thursday night, it bumped City Manger Spencer Cronk’s base salary to $388,190.40. → Read More

City council to decide how much your Austin Energy bill will cost Thursday

Austin City Council has 100 items on its agenda Thursday. One of them is whether you’ll spend more money on your Austin Energy bill. → Read More

Travis County interpretation of state law complicating Narcan distribution

The Texas Harm Reduction Alliance said in Travis County Commissioner’s court this week that it’s in touch with Senator Royce West about how the law is written. → Read More

Why are you voting in a runoff if Austin voters approved ranked-choice voting?

It would eliminate the need for runoff elections which traditionally have low turnout and are expensive. → Read More

Austin Mayoral Runoff: How many bills did the candidates pass at the state level?

Early voting ends this week. Election day is Dec. 13. → Read More

Austin City Council to vote on Austin Energy rate hike Thursday

There are just short of 90 items on Austin City Council’s agenda for Dec. 1. Here’s some of what we’re watching. → Read More