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How to get to the ACL Festival

Street closures, free shuttles, pedicabs, and more info for 2019

Open Congress brings Texas politics to the street

The free Texas Tribune Fest event will close part of Congress Avenue

Downtown Austin has the highest rents in Texas

Three neighborhoods land on a list of the country’s most expensive ZIP codes

Austin increasingly Flex Space Town U.S.A.: report

The city’s startup culture is driving the trend, brokerage CBRE says—one that shows no signs of abating.

Austin parking transforms into 14 parks—for a day

Open, public spaces in urban areas are the focus of Friday’s international event

Weekend street closures: Run, run, fun

5Ks and an independence celebration

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Everything you need to know about Austin Labor Day weekend 2019

Best events, places to go, and things to do over the long weekend

Austin’s toxic lake algae problem continues, precautions advised

Blue-green bloom that appears to have killed five dogs doesn’t seem to be spreading, but remains in areas of Lady Bird Lake

FBI raids offices of major Austin real estate investor

World Class purchased eye-popping amounts of commercial property in past decade

City tackles convention center expansion with hotel tax rate hike

Council’s move could put county funds in jeopardy

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Austin Pride 2019

The lowdown on the city’s annual LGBTQ celebration

Everything you need to know about Austin Pride 2019 Parade and Festival

Have questions about tickets, schedules, accessibility, pets, or other things for the upcoming event? Here are some answers.

Austin Pride 2019: Where to celebrate all week long

A week of LGBTQ Pride festivities carries on

Austin Pride 2019: Street closures and parade route

Where to go Downtown for Saturday’s big march

New Kasita owners repurpose tiny prefab houses for hospitality concept

An innovative Austin home-building company becomes a disruptive Austin-based hotel company

Is it safe? Check your favorite swimming spots without leaving home

Up for a plunge but wondering if conditions at your favorite greenbelt spot are favorable? Here’s how to find out.

Austin ranked in top 10 cities for clean energy

Local government operations, community-wide initiatives, and buildings policies show strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to scorecard

Convention center challenge moves forward

Petition to put plan to a citywide vote approved by city clerk

Austin rent increase among highest in nation

Average rental rate in the Texas capital has skyrocketed in the past year, but it’s not the highest in the state

Austin median home price surges to $420K

The cost of buying a house has risen more than 10 percent in the past year, board reports

Major weekend traffic snarls expected with start of highway construction

Central Austin detours are part of $124.2 million flyover and bridge projects for highway traffic. But there’s a pedestrian and bike bridge at the end of one of them.

Things to know about Austin’s 4th of July celebration

Going to the fireworks on Lady Bird Lake? Read this first.

Where to celebrate the 4th of July around Austin

Small towns, neighborhoods, and Willie Nelson all have some shindigs in store

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Austin Fourth of July 2019

Everything you need to know for maximum fireworks fun

4th of July Austin street closures

Where to drive, park, walk, bike, bus, or avoid on the big day, mapped

East Austin will be the focus of a citywide mobility contest

Ford launches City: One Challenge to solicit transportation solution ideas from locals

New $8.6M homeless shelter approved for South Austin

City Council also decriminalizes public sitting, lying down, sleeping, and solicitation, with some restrictions

Elite Lake Austin properties will now pay city taxes

Council votes to fix the 1986 "mistake on the lake" that extended exemptions to 400 properties.

QueerBomb 2019 march route and info, plus: Why Austin’s Pride parade is in August

Austin is so cool (hot?), it has two summer marches in celebration of LGBTQIA-ness in all its forms and glory. The first one, QueerBomb, is Saturday.

Memorial Day weekend: Street closures

Tri Cap Tex triathlon, UT graduation, and food will occupy central Austin for the long holiday

Barton Springs bathhouse to get first renovation

Conservancy meets $8 million project funding goal with Moody Foundation donation

Bike to Work Day: Everything you need to know

Best routes, fueling stations, free fun, and the afterparty location for Friday’s citywide event, when Austin commuters are urged to get on their bikes and ride

Did Austin just unlock affordability?

City Council approves plan to increase construction of lower-cost homes

Uber, Lyft drivers use strike day to promote Ride Austin

In lieu of formal action, some suggest riders use local nonprofit ride-hailing app

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Cinco de Mayo in Austin: Fiestas, car shows, films, and more

Where to celebrate Mexican-American culture with art, music, dancing, and ... brunch

CDC report: Nearly half of e-scooter riders in safety study had serious injuries

Large percentage of incidents were "potentially preventable," says national agency

Weekend street closures: Pecan Street Festival, Sunshine Run

Weather very much depending, look for the long-running Sixth Street festival and a Downtown run to close a few roads

A pioneering modernist’s lasting influence on East Austin

Exploring the legacy of John S. Chase, the first licensed African-American architect in Texas

Crazy for Craftsman? Peek inside these beauties before their public debut

An enticing glimpse of Preservation Austin’s upcoming homes tour, ‘Art of the Craftsman’