Lilly Rockwell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lilly Rockwell

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Lilly:

Hurricane Irma sends Zello digital walkie-talkie app to top of download chart

As Hurricane Irma slams the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, walkie-talkie app Zello reportedly has climbed to the top of the iTunes App Store chart. → Read More

IBM’s Watson learns to compose music

A small team at IBM’s Austin operations center is doing something amazing — teaching the... → Read More

Former Dallas police chief urges UT graduates to bridge divides, and seek public service

His message? → Read More

Report: A body in a stolen hearse was dumped on the side of the road, police make arrest

Two people allegedly stole a hearse with a body in it from Travis County, dumped that body on the si... → Read More

Man with knife threatened Barton Hills convenience store worker

On Thursday evening, a man entered the Barton Hills Market with a knife and threatened to stab sever... → Read More

Temple police say boy drowned at apartment complex

Temple police officials said a five-year-old boy found at an apartment complex died of drowning. → Read More

SXSW 2017: Marc Jacobs brings anti-tech perspective

Why this 'pencil and paper' fashion designer has embraced Instagram. → Read More

Ott says he is “disappointed” in comments from outgoing Austin Energy chief

In a recent interview with the Austin American-Statesman, outgoing Austin Energy General Manager Larry Weis said he thought the Austin City Council was "naive" and vulnerable to outside influences because of the council members' inexperience. → Read More

EMS: Teenager in Pflugerville shooting has “life threatening”...

A teenage male with gunshot wounds has been taken to a hospital in Round Rock with “critical, life threatening” injuries, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. → Read More

Is Austin going to have a transportation bond election in 2016?

On Friday afternoon at City Hall, Mayor Steve Adler held what's known in media circles as an "availability," which is basically a mini-press conference that gives reporters a chance to ask Adler about the week's events. → Read More

Austin City Council takes up ridesharing, lobby reforms in...

The Austin City Council is taking up an agenda packed with 100 items for its last meeting of the year. → Read More

Witnesses counter Zimmerman’s claims about Austin’s campaign...

The city began to tell its side of the story in the Zimmerman vs. → Read More

Zimmerman says officeholder account could bypass city campaign...

1:30 p.m. update: Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman said he is considering using a special account for council officeholders to fundraise year-round and communicate with voters — an account that doesn’t face the same fundraising limitations as a candidate’s campaign account. → Read More

Do women file more discrimination complaints at the city of Austin?

A bunch of women who work for the city of Austin wanted an answer to one (seemingly) simple question: Do female employees file more workplace discrimination complaints than men? They submitted an open records request last spring asking for statistics on the number of women employed in executive pos... → Read More

Is air conditioning a luxury or necessity?

For many Austinites, air conditioning is as much of a basic necessity as food, water and shelter. With summertime temperatures regularly soaring over 100 degrees, conventional wisdom holds that without the blessed invention of air conditioning, few would live in Central Texas. → Read More

Austin Energy CEO Larry Weis tapped to lead Seattle utility

Austin Energy General Manager Larry Weis has been offered the top job at Seattle City Light, according to a press release posted by the Seattle mayor. → Read More

Former Austin official ensnared in women training controversy gets top job in Missouri City

Former Austin Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes, who resigned earlier this year after organizing the controversial training session on "Women Leading in Local Government," has landed a new job in Missouri City. → Read More

Study: Austin Energy should build a new gas plant

Build a new gas plant. That's the conclusion of a long-awaited independent study of whether it makes economic and environmental sense for Austin Energy to build a new combined-cycle gas plant, at an estimated cost of $500 million. → Read More

Here’s how three open records requests went awry at Austin City Hall

Last week we reported that Austin activist Brian Rodgers had settled his open records lawsuit with the city. Rodgers had accused the city of not fulfilling several open records requests he made in March and April. → Read More

Austin Mayor Steve Adler targets “dark money” election donations

A year ago, during the thick of the City Council campaign season, some Austin voters received mysterious phone calls telling them not to vote for then-mayoral candidate Steve Adler. → Read More