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South Austin Ecovillage Prepares for a Radically Different Future

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

Street Youth Ministry Uses Art to Reframe Conversation on Homelessness

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

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.

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.

Apr 03, 2020

Austin Educators look beyond Texas’ African American studies course

WATCH: UT students talk about African American History African American heritage runs deep in Texas. From the horror of slavery to the civil rights movement and beyond, Texas’ African American population has played a critical role in the state’s economic and cultural development. Yet Texas’ publication education system has downplayed African American history in its […]

Jan 15, 2020

Austin Teachers Say They Face High Levels of Work-related Stress

Some Austin teachers say increasing levels of work-related stress make it difficult to effectively do their jobs.

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.

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