Bridget Grumet

Local editor

Bridget Grumet oversees the American-Statesman’s local metro coverage, including the urban affairs team that covers Austin City Hall and transportation, and coordinates regional coverage with the six community newspapers affiliated with the Statesman.

Latest from Bridget Grumet

Texas mayor: Transgender and kicked out of military? Join our police force
 In light of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that transgender Americans will be banned from serving in the military, Austin’s mayor had a message: Kicked out? Come to Austin. In the first of a series of three tweets, Mayor Steve Adler said, “If you’re qualified to keep our country safe...

Posted: 23 days ago

In light of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that transgender Americans will be banned from serving in the military, Austin’s mayor had a message: Kicked out? Come to Austin. In the first of a series of three tweets, Mayor Steve Adler said, “If you’re qualified to keep our country safe...
Mayor Adler: Transgender and kicked out of military? Join Austin police force
 In light of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that transgender Americans will be banned from serving in the military, Austin’s mayor had a message: Kicked out? Come to Austin. In the first of a series of three tweets, Mayor Steve Adler said, “If you’re qualified to keep our country safe...

Posted: 23 days ago

In light of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that transgender Americans will be banned from serving in the military, Austin’s mayor had a message: Kicked out? Come to Austin. In the first of a series of three tweets, Mayor Steve Adler said, “If you’re qualified to keep our country safe...
AUSTIN ANSWERED: We’ve got quick answers to 11 of your questions
 Remember that amazing feeling you used to get in school when the teacher threw a question at you and you actually knew the answer? We got a taste of that again with the launch of Austin Answered, a new way for readers to ask us questions.  Over the past week we received more than 160 queries — including nearly a dozen we&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

Remember that amazing feeling you used to get in school when the teacher threw a question at you and you actually knew the answer? We got a taste of that again with the launch of Austin Answered, a new way for readers to ask us questions.  Over the past week we received more than 160 queries — including nearly a dozen we&rsquo...
Austin official tapped to become San Marcos city manager
 Bert Lumbreras, who has served as an assistant city manager in Austin since 2006, is the lone finalist to become San Marcos city manager, the city announced Monday morning. The move will be a homecoming of sorts for Lumbreras, who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from what is now Texas State University. “I have...

2:20 PM Monday, Jul. 17, 2017

Bert Lumbreras, who has served as an assistant city manager in Austin since 2006, is the lone finalist to become San Marcos city manager, the city announced Monday morning. The move will be a homecoming of sorts for Lumbreras, who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from what is now Texas State University. “I have...
Your Austin tax dollars at work. Slowly that is
 Take a short drive through Austin and you’ll see some sites that look a little too familiar. The unfinished construction on MoPac Boulevard. Crews still working on the new Central Library and on the Waller Creek tunnel project. And an empty utility building on Lady Bird Lake that still isn’t the public space it promised to...

10:41 PM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

Take a short drive through Austin and you’ll see some sites that look a little too familiar. The unfinished construction on MoPac Boulevard. Crews still working on the new Central Library and on the Waller Creek tunnel project. And an empty utility building on Lady Bird Lake that still isn’t the public space it promised to...
This Don Zimmerman lawsuit won’t make it to court (and he’s OK with that)
 The Legislature beat Don Zimmerman to the punch. With the state approving new rules paving the way for Uber and Lyft to return this week to Austin, Zimmerman announced late Monday he will drop his lawsuit against the city over last year’s ride-hailing election. “The Council’s secretive executive session manipulation of the...

5:02 PM Tuesday, May. 30, 2017

The Legislature beat Don Zimmerman to the punch. With the state approving new rules paving the way for Uber and Lyft to return this week to Austin, Zimmerman announced late Monday he will drop his lawsuit against the city over last year’s ride-hailing election. “The Council’s secretive executive session manipulation of the...