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Andra Lim

Andra Lim is a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Here’s how to reach Austin District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool
 If you live in parts of North Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member: Leslie Pool, an Austinite since the 1980s, was elected to the City Council in 2014 and won reelection in 2016. Prior to that, she worked as the executive assistant to Travis County Constable Carlos Lopez and was a frequent face on city boards and...

4:59 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

If you live in parts of North Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member: Leslie Pool, an Austinite since the 1980s, was elected to the City Council in 2014 and won reelection in 2016. Prior to that, she worked as the executive assistant to Travis County Constable Carlos Lopez and was a frequent face on city boards and...
Here’s how to reach Austin District 1 Council Member Ora Houston
 If you live in Northeast or part of East Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member: Ora Houston, first elected to the council in 2014, was born in Georgia and has lived in East Austin for most of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Huston-Tillotson University. Houston’s career...

3:48 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

If you live in Northeast or part of East Austin, here’s how you can reach your City Council member: Ora Houston, first elected to the council in 2014, was born in Georgia and has lived in East Austin for most of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Huston-Tillotson University. Houston’s career...
PolitiFact: Austin’s city job vacancy rate still tops 5%
 On the Austin mayoral campaign trail in 2014, Steve Adler took up one of his opponent’s pet issues: vacant city staff positions. Former Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez had questioned the city manager’s 2013 proposal to add 365 jobs in the next year’s budget while 934 existing positions were unfilled, including 500...

5:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 12, 2016

On the Austin mayoral campaign trail in 2014, Steve Adler took up one of his opponent’s pet issues: vacant city staff positions. Former Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez had questioned the city manager’s 2013 proposal to add 365 jobs in the next year’s budget while 934 existing positions were unfilled, including 500...
Should Austin charge ACL organizer more for use of Zilker Park?
 Last year Austin’s parks department received $1.4 million for the use of Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. That’s half of what San Francisco collects for the Outside Lands music festival at Golden Gate Park and a third of what Chicago gets for Lollapalooza at Grant Park — and both of those events run...

7:27 PM Sunday, Jun. 05, 2016

Last year Austin’s parks department received $1.4 million for the use of Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. That’s half of what San Francisco collects for the Outside Lands music festival at Golden Gate Park and a third of what Chicago gets for Lollapalooza at Grant Park — and both of those events run...
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention to cook meals for flood victims

10:55 PM Monday, May. 30, 2016

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Disaster Relief is setting up a “feeding unit” at a Pflugerville church to make meals for flood victims that the American Red Cross will distribute in its shelters as soon as Wednesday. The American Red Cross will also deliver meals to neighborhoods affected by flooding once water recedes...
Officials: Preliminary road damage estimate at $1.5 million in Bastrop

10:20 PM Monday, May. 30, 2016

About 150 homes have been destroyed or damaged, roads and bridges left crumbling, and many residents displaced after 8 to 10 inches of rain fell over Bastrop County from Thursday night into Friday morning, officials said Monday. Bastrop Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fisher said preliminary damage estimates to county roads and bridges...
Austin city executive facing ethics complaint over free SXSW badges
 Asked earlier this month whether employees in her department had ever received free admission to South by Southwest — in light of news that the chairman of a city commission faced an ethics complaint after requesting complimentary badges to the festival — city executive Rondella Hawkins said no. In response to an inquiry by the...

8:57 PM Tuesday, May. 24, 2016

Asked earlier this month whether employees in her department had ever received free admission to South by Southwest — in light of news that the chairman of a city commission faced an ethics complaint after requesting complimentary badges to the festival — city executive Rondella Hawkins said no. In response to an inquiry by the...