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Jan 10, 2020

South Austin Ecovillage Prepares for a Radically Different Future

Roots is an intentional community devoted to exploring more sustainable ways of life.

Dec 19, 2019

Street Youth Ministry Uses Art to Reframe Conversation on Homelessness

West Campus non-profit has served young people experiencing homelessness since 2009.

Nov 20, 2019

Austin Aims to Reduce Waste Through Fix-It Clinics

Modeled after repair cafes in cities around the world, Austin’s Fix-It Clinics are a way for residents to learn how to fix broken household items and encourage them to reuse objects that would otherwise be discarded.

Nov 13, 2019

The Wheels Keep on Turning: Austinites Divided on Progress of 2014 Bicycle Master Plan

The plan’s primary goal is to build a bike network that feels safe and easy to navigate for cyclists from 8 to 80 years old.

May 29, 2019

At City of Austin, the Goal is Turning Trash into Treasure

Austin’s Circular Economy Program aspires to reduce waste by turning it into new products.

May 28, 2019

Confederates Still Memorialized at UT; No Immediate Plans for Change

Despite the relocation of some of UT-Austin’s prominent reminders of Confederate times, other nods to the Confederacy, hidden and not so hidden, continue to dot the campus and provide potential flashpoints for controversy.

May 24, 2019

UT Slows Down the Scooters, Students Don’t Seem to Mind

In a series of interviews in April, most UT students said they welcome an automatically enforced 8-mph speed limit for dockless electric scooters.

May 05, 2019

UT Dell Medical School’s Unconscious Bias Training Seeks to Improve Awareness in Healthcare

By eliminating bias, educators hope to improve dismal maternal mortality rates among African-American women.

May 01, 2019

North Lamar’s Long Road Toward Improvements

Austin is in the midst of developing a small area plan for what some residents consider a neglected pocket of Austin — the area around North Lamar Boulevard north of Highway 183 to Braker Lane.

Apr 21, 2019

Texas’ Membership-only Card Clubs Circumvent Gambling Laws

Some gamblers have started using a loophole in state law to play cards for money at so-called card clubs.

Apr 02, 2019

Austin Works to End Youth Homelessness By 2020

Youth homelessness dropped 25 percent in the past year, and experts credit a community plan and subsequent commitment to carry it out.

Apr 01, 2019

Austinite Aims to Foster Discussion of Sexual Abuse Through Musical

Anna Westbrook says her musical and an accompanying workshop have a simple goal — to make people more comfortable discussing sexual abuse.

Feb 27, 2019

UT Takes on the Scooters

University Health Services reported treating 110 injuries from scooter mishaps between August and December.

Jan 12, 2019

Classes Divide Along Burnet Road

Data collected by Opportunity Insights show a persistent difference in earning power between kids who grew up on opposite sides of the North Austin thoroughfare.

Dec 26, 2018

Austin Sobering Center Saves Money and Lives, Officials Say

Since the Austin-Travis County Sobering Center opened in August, more then 500 intoxicated people have been treated at the center.

Dec 12, 2018

Austin Schools Increase Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Austin school district staff say social and emotional learning has helped children develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of school.

Nov 26, 2018

With Good Boys and Girls, Hutto Students Learn to Train and Raise Guide Dogs

Program at Hutto High School pairs puppies and students who foster the young guide-dogs-in-training until they’re ready to serve.

Nov 02, 2018

With $250 Million Housing Bond on Ballot, a Look at Austin’s Past Housing Bonds

When Austin voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 they will be asked to approve a $250 million affordable housing bond. The proposal follows pervious bonds passed in 2006 and 2013.

May 11, 2018

Not Without Opposition, Some UT Books Moved to Make Way for Technology

As book circulation drops around UT libraries, school officials look to attract more students. Opponents of the strategy, however, argue that books are the lifeblood of any academic environment.

Apr 27, 2018

Acroyoga Enthusiasts Find Health and Wellness in Letting Go

Acroyoga bundles acrobatics, yoga, gymnastics, dance and Thai massage. Participants use it to fly.