Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration Tuesday evening for Travis County and 17 other counties because of heavy rainfall, which also caused several minor road closures and all Austin waterways.
After attending nearly every Austin City Council meeting for the last eight years, automotive blogger Alan Pease said the Council does not tackle affordability and transportation effectively. Pease said he can do a better job, which is why he’s running for mayor of Austin.
When one of our readers asked us, “Why is the voter turnout among young people so low in the midterm elections,” we looked into it as part of Curious Campus, our new series where we answer reader-submitted questions every week.
The Austin Sobering Center has been open for more than a month now hoping to lessen that figure, serving as a safe place for police or EMS to take those people without putting them in jail or sending them to the emergency room.