Although Austin is ranked as the third fastest expanding major cities nationally, a University report found it is the only city with a decreasing African-American population while increasing in total growth.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and special guest Bobby Blanchard recap the biggest news stories from the Spring 2014 semester. They also discuss Bobby's recent story on student housing on the UT campus.
City officials recommended Friday that Austin build a $1.38 billion urban rail system as part of Project Connect, a transportation project designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation methods in Austin.
Customers at food trucks may soon be able to recycle on-site, after the Austin City Council voted Thursday to ask the city manager to create an ordinance enabling food trucks to provide recycling and composting receptacles.
After an employee at an Austin Wendy’s was attacked April 22 when strangers took part in the rising Internet video trend known as “Smack Cam” — which involves someone slapping an unsuspecting victim and catching it on film — three suspects were identified Friday by the APD.
Despite city officials’ proposal for a significant drop in Austin’s property tax rate for the coming year in the Austin City Council meeting Thursday, many expect rent prices in West Campus to continue their steady rise.