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@austintexasgov will pay a Washington, D.C.-based research firm up to $800,000 to evaluate how Austin police officers investigate sexual assault cases. | @AKMcGlinchy
El domingo 9/22/2019, el sitio web del City of Austin estará fuera de servicio por mantenimiento de 6 a.m. a 2 p.m. Si necesita ayuda, llame al 3-1-1.
From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (9/22/19), our website ( will be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please call 3-1-1.
#ATXCouncil has postponed taking action on the ‘camp, sit and lie’ ordinances to spend more time reviewing their proposals. No votes on clarification or changes to the ordinances will happen today.
Today’s #ATXCouncil special called meeting has started. Today’s meeting will be discussions and voting by the Mayor and Council Members on changes to the homelessness ordinance. 👀 Watch the meeting live at
The Austin Municipal Court downtown will be closed today due to a burst pipe in the building. Staff are currently assessing the situation and more information will be posted on the court's website once it becomes available.…
#ATXCouncil has adjourned. A video of today’s meeting will be added to the ATXN.TV archive at👋
Big plans ahead for the Asian American Resource Center in North East Austin. #ATXCouncil has adopted a Master Plan outlining proposals for a new performing arts center, classrooms, a sculpture garden, and a nature trail.
Help for Renters: #ATXCouncil has funded the Tenants’ Rights Assistance Program to provide community education on tenant protection laws + other services for low and moderate-income Austin tenants. @TenantsCouncil
Watch where you park 👀 #ATXCouncil has raised towing fees for illegally-parked cars from $150 to $185. It's the first increase since 2006.
To the rescue: 🚨 🚒 #ATXCouncil and @TxDOT have agreed to use an empty toll building on Highway 130 in East Austin as a temporary @austinfiredept fire station while the new, permanent station in Del Valle/Moore’s Crossing is completed.
To date @austinmobility has completed safety improvements at 11 high-crash intersections throughout Austin funded by a variety of sources. Early results from completed projects show a significant reduction in serious injury crashes.
Making Roads Safer: #ATXCouncil approves funding from the 2016 Mobility Bond for safety improvements at up to six additional high-crash intersections in Austin. The locations will be picked from a list of top crash sites: #VisionZero
Music to our ears: 🎶 🎶 🎶 #ATXCouncil moves to allocate funds raised by the recently increased Hotel Occupancy Tax to local music and historic preservation. #LiveMusicCapitaloftheWorld
Striving to be better: #ATXCouncil asks the Police Executive Research Forum to review how sexual assaults reported to @Austin_Police are investigated, processed + prosecuted. The researchers will make recommendations to improve police responses and ensure justice for survivors.
Police, Thermal Imaging Camera, Action! #ATXCouncil OKs funding for a camera system to detect infrared light invisible to the human eye. Thermal imaging will be used by @Austin_Police helicopters to help detect, track + apprehend suspects in dense foliage, woodland + low light.
Expanding affordable childcare: #ATXCouncil approves start-up funding for five new pre-K classes within @AISD and three in @DelValleISD. Investing in early education will give our children a foundation to prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond. 🙌
More than 57,000 #ATX residents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship, according to the American Community Survey. #ATXCouncil approves funding for @AusPublicHealth to work with @CasaMarianella1 + other agencies to provide naturalization clinics for those eligible. #WhereHopeLives
Housing housing housing: #ATXCouncil tasks the Austin Housing Finance Corporation with managing $82 million in @HUDgov and local funds for city housing projects during FY 2019-20. 🏡 Projects include assistance for home owners, buyers, renters, + people experiencing homelessness.
Preserving history: #ATXCouncil approves funding for the development of a new Master Plan for the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin. The plan will determine how the museum and its programming can expand to best meet the needs of the community.
📺 Watch the meeting live NOW at ATXN.TV or on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99. 👂 Listen on the radio at KAZI 88.7 FM ☝️ Follow Council actions live at 🙋 Join the conversation by using #ATXCouncil
Avast! Today #ATXCouncil will be considerin' 152 items on ishoos rangin' from housin' grants, renter assistance, towing fees an' fire stations. 👀 View th' full agenda: Anchor's away! #TalkLikeAPirateDay
Ahoy thar, matey! Wha''s a pirate's fav'rit City o' Austin Department? . . . ARRrrrrrr! (That’s ARR: Austin Resource Recovery. Get it?!) #TalkLikeAPirateDay #DadJokes 😎 📷: Cap’n Kane of Household Hazardous Waste (@AustinCityParks would have been acceptable, too).
Today's #ATXCouncil special called meeting has adjourned. Discussion and votes will happen at a special called City Council meeting on Friday (9/20).
#WinningWednesday S/O to Donald who responded to a citizen call w/a large leak. He was "prompt, professional&extremely helpful" as he took the time time to educate the resident on Right of Way Management. Need more info on ROW? Check out @austinmobility:
You asked for it, you got it, #Austin! Here's more info on the Right-Of-Way from our friends @austintexasgov Public Works.
Today’s #ATXCouncil work session has started. Immediately after, a special called meeting will begin + public comment will be taken on the homelessness ordinance changes being considered by the Mayor and Council Members. 👀 Watch the meeting live at
#Grackle Got No Boss. Except maybe 6-ft Luchador Grackle. Come pay tribute at Manchaca Branch Library, South Austin. The temporary sculpture is one of 7 on display @AustinPublicLib branches thru Nov. 7. Info on locations + artist talks: @econvitalityatx
UPDATE: Harmful blue-green algae could still exist in Lady Bird Lake despite recent test results showing no toxins in algae samples. Continue to use caution + keep your pets away from the water.
Happy #FridayThe13th, #Austin. Don't let an unlucky date keep you on the couch! Check out the bats on Congress & catch a glimpse of the full, harvest moon – it won’t happen again on Friday the 13th until 2049. #FunFactFriday
Rest in Peace: Daniel Johnston 1961-2019, "a legendary musician and artist who so authentically embodied Austin's soul and spirit" - @MayorAdler. Wiki: #HiHowAreYou #DanielJohnston 📷: @WagsPhoto /American-Statesman
‼️ Calling students, teachers, & parents! Have an idea that’d make your school a little bit greener? Now’s your chance! Green Future Grants is a competitive program that provides funding for school-based sustainability projects up to $3k. Apply by 10/1:
#ATXCouncil has adopted a fiscal year 2019-2020 Budget. "It will help us advance on the critical issues that will determine our future," said Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk. Learn about the new tax and spending plans:
Meet Anna. Anna is one of Austin’s most popular influencers. But there’s something about her many people don’t know. Anna is a poop offender. 💩🐩💩 🌳💩🐶💩🐾💩🌳 Leave No Trace. Help keep our trails beautiful + safe. Become a Bark Ranger today!
#ATXCouncil is about to start the process of adopting a City of Austin Budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. This could take between one and three days. Watch ALL of the action live at ATXN.TV. View a summary of the Proposed Budget at
"We want a team, we want a stadium, and we want an experience that grows the legend of Austin, Texas, and all of us who call this place home." - @McConaughey at today's @AustinFC ground breaking. #GrowTheLegend ⚽️…
Today the Austin community pledged to work together to help open a new homeless shelter in East Austin. Find out how you can help: 🏘️@SalArmyAustin @DowntownATXInfo
#NationalReadABookDay. Grab a book 📚and spend some time reading - and make sure to share the experience! Read out loud to children, grandparents, pets🐶or even your stuffed animals & plants🌿. Need ideas? There are plenty of books at @AustinPublicLib that’ll work.🤠
El domingo 9/8/2019, el sitio web del City of Austin estará fuera de servicio por mantenimiento de 4 a.m. a 10:30 a.m. Si necesita ayuda, llame al 3-1-1.
From 4 to 10:30AM Sunday (9/8/19), our website ( will be down to allow for some scheduled maintenance. If you need help during that time, please call 3-1-1.
No one should go hungry. Local food banks help struggling #ATX residents by filling the food gap.🍎🥫🍼 2/3’s of people they serve have to choose b/t buying food or paying rent & 80% choose b/t buying medication or food. You can help: #NationalFoodBankDay
What a journey! Meet high school juniors Alyssa Mancias of #Austin + Makhi Proctor of Hutto 👮‍♀️👮‍♂️ This 4-part series follows 2 Austin-area teens during their time with @Austin_Police Explorers—a month-long, hands-on law enforcement program. Watch:
Flying High: The busy summer travel season has ended with another record-breaking month at @AUStinAirport. July 2019 was the busiest month in the airport's history, with 1.64 million passengers traveling. Read our plan to accommodate this growth:
*Edit: This law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2019.
Slow down #ATX - It’s the law! ✋ Starting today, Austin motorists are required by law to slow down + move over when approaching or going around trash, composting or recycling vehicles. Avoid traffic violations + help us keep our sanitation workers safe. ♻️ #SlowDownToGetAround
For #NationalPreparednessMonth, some steps to be ready for a disaster: 🤔Make a plan – 🎒Build a kit – water, food, first aid, cash, etc. 🤝Know your neighbors – 📲 Stay Informed – #BeReady #PreparedNotScared
Celebrating all the stellar workers out there: You help make Austin great. 👏 Happy #LaborDay, y’all. For City closures, see
September is National Preparedness Month! It's important to do a few simple things now that can help your neighborhood or community respond + recover in the future. For more info, visit or (Spanish, etc). #BeReady #PreparedNotScared
We can do BETTER, #Austin. Slow down, put your phones away, & plan a sober ride home – this #LaborDay and all days. Zero deaths. Zero excuses. Vision Zero.…
City of Austin administrative offices + other municipal facilities will be closed Monday, 9/2, for Labor Day. For more information including road closures, trash + recycling pickup, and swimming pool hours visit #LaborDay
#Austin, let’s all have a fun + safe #LaborDay. ❌ DON’T allow pets (or people) to swim in or drink from Lady Bird Lake. 🌳 Stay hydrated & seek shade. ✅ Make a plan to get home safely. More info on algae:
#Barksy Episode 1: “#ATX has a new wagging tagger in town.” Help us cur-tail illegal graffiti — report it to @ATX_311🐾 The dog used in this video was a long-stay @austinanimals. She has (happily) been adopted, but your furever friend awaits you!
#Barksy Episode 2: “Henlo. Yes. This is Dog.” @ATX_311 staff are on call litter-ally 24/7/365.🐶 Thought about adding a new member to your home? @austinanimals shelters furry friends (like the now-adopted Austin 311 agent shown here) who are looking for love!
#Barksy Episode 3: “I see you, doggonit!”👀Creating graffiti without permission is fur-bidden. Call 9-1-1 when you see graffiti in progress. Both dogs used in this video were @austinanimals long-stays. They have (happily) been adopted, but your furever friend awaits you! 🐾
Hi Allie, please contact @TxDOT because they are responsible for those highways.
Glad to heareth it! Many thanks for being passionate about recycling and Zero Waste. 👏♻️…
Go get 'em, team. #Austin, don’t forget to wear your burnt orange Friday #HookEm 🤘🤘…
We want a city where people can live close to where they work, and where people who work here can afford to live here. So how much additional housing do we need? Read our blog at
#KnowYourDistrictHistory, D2! These young men were part of the FAB-100, a group of 100 Chinese officers selected for a classified special military assignment in 1945. Stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base, now @AUStinAirport, they helped serve as translators + pilot trainers. 🛩️
#KnowYourDistrictHistory, D3! The first Latin-American center in Austin opened in 1942. After a competition, it was named the Pan American Recreation Center. Today, you can enjoy holiday carnivals, youth summer camps, Tae-Kwon-Do classes + much more! 💃
#KnowYourDistrictHistory, D4! Meet Castile, a Tonkawa chief in the 1870s and a scout for the Texas Rangers & the U.S. Army. The Tonkawas (meaning “they all stay together”) were originally thought to be from Texas but new research shows they migrated from the high plains.
#KnowYourDistrictHistory, D5! This photo features Thomas W. Kincheon and his wife. In 1865, his family established Kincheonville, a freedman community in Southwest Austin. Blumie, James Ander, and Minnie Streets in South Austin are all named for his family members.
Go, Go, (@austinenergy) Power Rangers! 💥 Happy #NationalPowerRangersDay, y’all! #nostalgia #LoveATX…
Come and have your say on our Proposed FY 2019-20 Budget today. Public hearing starts 6 PM, Austin City Hall. Or watch live on ATXN.TV. View a snapshot summary of the Proposed Budget at #ATXCouncil
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela Best of luck to all #Austin students starting/returning to school! Remember -learn a lot, meet new people, & take care of yourself. ❤️📚 #BackToSchool 📷: Austin History Center
Make parks out of parking spaces! 🌳🎉 PARK(ing) Day is Sept. 20—less than a month away! Apply as early Aug. 31 to be included in promo materials! Hard deadline for applications is Sept. 7. Learn more and apply:
🐕🚶🐩🚶 🚶🐶🚶🐾🚶🐕🚶🐩 ⚠ Don’t be an off-leash offender! ⚠ Becoming a Bark Ranger is as easy as 1-2-3: 1. Register for an upcoming training. 2. Get a certificate, badge, bandana, + free treats! 3. Leave No Trace, Austin!😊 Info:
Don’t be a chicken—Get egg-cited to learn the inside s-coop about our feathered friends in a FREE chicken keeping class this Sunday (8/25). Chickens can recycle food scraps and keep produce out of landfills. Have a real impact on the environment! 🐔🌎
Hey #ATX, =|= | Stay | Safe | On ,_________/| Scooters! (_)=======(_) Learn how to have safe rides around the city and stay respectful to others on the road and sidewalks:⬇️🛴
Today's #ATXCouncil meeting is over. A video of the meeting will be added to the ATXN.TV archive at👋
Senior Savings: #DYK you can qualify for exemptions on your property tax bill if you are 65 or over? The City has been tasked with educating our community about these opportunities. Find out how you can lower your bill: #ATXCouncil
Live music at #ATXCouncil starting shortly! Watch in real time at ATXN.TV.🎵…
#EndGunViolence: In response to the epidemic of gun deaths in the U.S., #ATXCouncil establishes an 8-month Task Force on Gun Violence to advise on actions it can take on a local level to make our communities safer and more resilient.
CSI: Austin -- #ATXCouncil approves new technology to enable @Austin_Police to collect fingerprints from difficult surfaces like wool + leather, and from evidence exposed to extreme conditions. It’ll help identify suspects and support cold case investigations. 🕵
Art Therapy: #ATXCouncil waives fees for the first annual Austin Veterans Arts Fest (Oct. 12 through Nov. 16, 2019). The festival of performance + visual art provides an outlet to support the mental health of our local veterans. 📷: Cody Vance
A-maize-ing🌽: #ATXCouncil approves a contract with @FarmshareATX for new mobile healthy food markets. They will sell TX-grown fruits & veggies at low prices, improving access to fresh and affordable foods in underserved communities.🍅🧅🥔
To the rescue! #ATXCouncil approves new gear for @Austin_Police and @austinfiredept to help them perform rescues in flash floods and caves, and on hiking/biking trails and lakes. We ♥️ our superhero police & firefighters!
Money Matters: #ATXCouncil is holding a public hearing for comment on the proposed #ATXBudget2020. Watch live at ATXN.TV and check out where the revenue for the budget is coming from ⬇️.
“I want a house. I want to go to college to be a sign language interpreter. I want to prove everyone who said I couldn’t wrong.” – Taylor, LifeWorks. #ATXCouncil authorizes funding for @LifeWorksAustin, advancing their goal to #EndYouthHomelessness.
No horsing around -- #ATXCouncil renews a lease agreement for 16 stables to house @Austin_Police Mounted Patrol Unit horses. The deal includes an arena, a pasture and a hay barn. 🐎
📺 Watch the meeting live NOW at ATXN.TV or on Spectrum channel 6, Grande Communications channel 6, U-Verse channel 99. 👂 Listen on the radio at KAZI 88.7 FM. ☝️Follow Council actions live at 🙋 Join the conversation by using #ATXCouncil.
Today #ATXCouncil will be considering 117 items on issues ranging from police horse stables to youth homelessness, mobile food markets, gun violence and the proposed FY2020 Budget. 👀 View the full agenda:
#KnowYourDistrictHistory, D1! The Wesley United Methodist Church was founded in 1865 after the Civil War. The original building was located on 4th and Congress, but it’s since moved to East Austin. It remains one of the oldest African American congregations in the city.⛪
Each council district in Austin has rich culture, vibrant communities, + unique history. Follow along w/ #KnowYourDistrictHistory🏠 as we celebrate the people + places that came before us, featuring pics from the Austin History Center. Find your district➡️
Take a trip in our new autonomous vehicle shuttling passengers between the terminal + rental car facility at @AUStinAirport. It’s electric💡+ wheelchair accessible♿️! Find the futuristic driverless transport on the upper level of Garage 1.
Staff continue to test water + algae weekly. We’ve still only found blue-green algae in 2 spots on Lady Bird Lake + in Barton Creek near the pedestrian bridge. Keep pets out of these areas + avoid human contact. Avoid warm, stagnant water w/visible algae: AustinTexas.Gov/Algae.
Enjoying a concert but have no cash? No problem! The @ATXMusicOffice has made it easy to #TipTheBand in #ATX by dipping your credit card in a digital tip jar. Find out who’s taking part in the pilot 👇 🎸🎤🎹 #LiveMusicCapitaloftheWorld
Austinites, please help keep our students safe: stop for crossing guards, no cell phones in school zones, and no jaywalking. #BackToSchool
Shout out to all the #ATX students heading #BackToSchool this week! Remember, the beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you (--B.B. King). 🖖
REMINDER: Four libraries will be open today until 9pm to serve as cooling centers: *Little Walnut: 835 W Rundberg Ln *North Village: 2505 Steck Ave *Ruiz: 1600 Grove Blvd *Central: 710 W Cesar Chavez St More tips on how to beat the heat:
REMINDER: Four libraries will be open today until 9pm to serve as cooling centers: *Little Walnut: 835 W Rundberg Ln *North Village: 2505 Steck Ave *Ruiz: 1600 Grove Blvd *Central: 710 W Cesar Chavez St More tips on how to beat the heat:
All dressed up in black and white with jeweled green eyes...this sweet kitty is ready to go home with you right meow! 🐱🐾 🐾 Today (Sat. 8/17) the ‘Clear the Shelters!’ Adoption event at @austinanimals center (7201 Levander Loop) will waive fees all day from 9am - 6pm!
Need a place to cool off this weekend? Four libraries will be open until 9pm Saturday & Sunday as a place residents can go to beat the heat. *Little Walnut: 835 W Rundberg Ln *North Village: 2505 Steck Ave *Ruiz: 1600 Grove Blvd *Central: 710 W Cesar Chavez St
What a sweet treat! Oreo is waiting for you. Come by the 'Clear the Shelters!' Adoption event @austinanimals center (7201 Levander Loop) on Sat. 8/17 and bring your new best friend home. Fees will be waived all day from 9am-6pm!
Stronger Together: Find out how we’re helping #ATX businesses unite to create vibrant neighborhood business districts throughout Austin:…
RT @Ed_Nichols1: #ATXCouncil Austin's future please watch the video.…
RT @AustinHSEM: We need your help again today to conserve energy. Reduce your energy use until 7 p.m. Tips for conserving energy: - Turn th…
Feeling cute 😜 Might delete later. Come to 1st & Guad to snap your own #CityHallSelfie 8AM-5PM today or any weekday (and check out our art gallery while you’re here). #CityHallSelfieDay #LocalGov #LoveATX 🦄🏛️
#Austin, please help! Property surrounding the former HOPE Outdoor Gallery (11th/Baylor) is covered in graffiti. The park is closed, so tagging in the area is illegal 🎨 Save ur paint for new @HopeCampaign 📲 Report graffiti to 311 📞 Call 911 to report graffiti in progress
Additional testing has found more harmful algae at Auditorium Shores, Red Bud Isle & Barton Creek near Lady Bird Lake. Keep pets out of water. Minimize human contact. More info: AustinTexas.Gov/Algae
#DYK Janis Joplin, who performed at Woodstock in 1969, was a TX local + UT alum? Celebrate Woodstock’s 50th with peace, love & A/C all week @AustinPublicLib. Enjoy ice cream, trivia, spin art + a tribute concert. Party like it’s the summer of ’69!✌️❤️🍦
Don't forget! *Friday* is the last day to apply for the Heritage Grant (up to $250k). Your historic property or site may be eligible. More info at 🏛💲 #ATX #ATXHeritage #Explore #Tourism #Grant
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