As Austin City Council continues to plan renovations to Sixth Street, some local bar and business owners claim extensive construction will cause disruption, decrease traffic flow and dismantle the street’s historic features.
The number of complaints filed against Austin Police Department officers this year is expected to exceed the number of complaints filed in 2012, according to a recent report released by the Office of the Police Monitor.
Project Connect has preliminary plans to establish its first installments in two Austin areas — East Riverside and Highland — and program officials heard public opinion Tuesday night for the proposed initial locations for the project.
Austin’s Code Compliance department has written 1,700 violations for 126 Austin rental properties since 2007, and UT’s Legal Services for Students represents an average of 15 students per year in court regarding health and safety code violations in those rental properties.
Steve Brand, prosecuting attorney for the District Attorney's Office, argued in court on Friday to increase the bond for Gene Vela, a public affairs graduate student to $1 million claiming Vela is a threat to the public at a court hearing Friday.