in Texas it is our cities that are left to seriously grapple with citizens’ most urgent needs.
Tag Archives: Austin
Photographer Julia Robinson documents local people and their lives in “Our Town.”
The stars are still big and bright in Dripping Springs thanks to an aggressive effort to combat light pollution. Will the rest of Texas follows this Hill Country town’s lead?
At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.
Major Texas cities are doing their part to challenge Texas’ rank as one of the least green states in the Union, a new report shows. Perhaps not surprisingly, Austin is the greenest city, with San Antonio and Houston (!) tying for the number two spot.
It seems like just about everyone loves Austin these days, with noobie residents arriving by the thousands each year and national media crowning it […]
LifeWorks is an Austin nonprofit that provides needy families and individuals with support services like affordable housing, education and counseling.
Lifelines is a multimedia project honoring the relationship between Austin’s homeless and their pets.
Solar is just a tiny sliver—less than 1 percent—of Texas’ electricity mix.
Yet, the economics are becoming increasingly favorable for solar to take off in a big way. The question is probably when, not if. And a recent analysis by ERCOT has some very rosy projections for the future of the solar industry in Texas. (And some very sour news for nuclear, coal and maybe even natural gas.)
When I first saw a flyer for the Food for Black Thought (FFBT) Symposium on a wall at Hoover’s Cooking, the celebrated East Austin restaurant, my first thought was: If this is another excuse for a panel of articulate busybodies to tell me what not to put in my mouth, count me out.