Cutting and capping 35 would reconnect the two sides of the city, provide additional “people space” in the form of greenery, houses and businesses, and remove a great eyesore from our otherwise attractive downtown.
In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s ever driven here, Austin was recently ranked as one of the U.S. cities with the worst drivers. In fact, research shows that Austin drivers are 27.5 times more likely to get into an accident as the average American driver.
Today, July 30, marks the 48th anniversary of Medicare, the national health insurance program for Americans 65 and older, signed into law by Texas' own President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act.
I find myself constantly surprised by how many adults I see hiking trails, swimming or just lounging poolside during work hours here in Austin. Then I remember that these folks are just like me – they’re pursuing portfolio careers in a city that encourages individuality and freedom.
One of the things I love about the Austin area is the abundance of hiking trails and parks. Year-round, Austinites of all ages and backgrounds take to the trails to enjoy the beauty and solitude of nature.
While there is plenty of blame to be directed toward the IRS and the White House (and it's now clear some in the White House knew about it), those throwing the most stones are the most to blame: Congress.
Austin has been experiencing unprecedented growth more or less since the 1970s, but especially since the 1990s. The population has more than doubled since then, while housing prices and the cost of living continue to rise.