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Traffic’s only going to get worse until, maybe, the future arrives

Traffic’s only going to get worse until, maybe, the future arrives

There will be traffic congestion. It will get worse. And about the best that states and cities can hope to do is to slow the rate at which they fall behind traffic’s growth.
Austin’s black population shrinking by percentage, growing in numbers

Austin’s black population shrinking by percentage, growing in numbers

Can we change the narrative about the African-American population in Austin?Recent news reports and conversations, near and far, have been bemoaning a decrease in the number of African-Americans living in Austin — but that bemoaning is based on skewed facts and anecdotes and some ambiguous terms.

Healthy food should be just around the corner

Each week, for too many Central Texas families — many residing in neighborhoods just a short distance from our prosperous downtown area — grocery shopping and accessing healthy, affordable food is harder than it should be.
McCaul: Welcome back, Blue Bell

McCaul: Welcome back, Blue Bell

Texans have a big reason to celebrate in these last days of a long, hot summer: Blue Bell ice cream is back in stores in Houston, Austin and Brenham in time for Labor Day weekend.
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