January 28, 2021

Police seek man who fired gun at North Austin car gathering – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Tuesday said they are looking for a man who fired a gun into the air last month during a large car gathering in North Austin.

Police said the incident occurred during a multi-agency operation on Sept. 12 to stop large groups of cars from gathering in lots near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Parmer Lane. Multiple reports of reckless behavior and criminal activity tied to the meetings, police said.

During that operation, which resulted in 22 arrests and 25 impounded vehicles, police said a fight broke out between people in a parking lot at 12425 Interstate 35 around 11:15 p.m., during which time a man fired a gun into the air.

Police described the man as stocky and wearing a red sweatshirt, gray Nike shorts with lettering on the left leg

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Prop B, the other transportation bond, overshadowed by Project Connect – News – Austin American-Statesman

When one thinks of transportation bonds, highways, streets and bridges are what usually comes to mind.

But Proposition B is not a typical transportation bond. The $460 million item, which voters can start deciding on when early voting begins Tuesday, is a transportation bond of a different color.

It’s a climate-change-focused, pedestrian- and bicyclist-centric proposal that puts a premium on commuter safety and environmentalism, as opposed to wider and faster streets to accommodate Austin’s dominant mode of transportation, the car.

It does include a pair of bridges — a $16 million three-spoke pedestrian bridge spanning Lady Bird Lake on the upper side of the Longhorn Dam at Pleasant Valley Road, along with proposed improvements to the Barton Springs Road bridge over Barton Creek. But even the Barton Springs Road improvements are more focused on allowing pedestrian and bicyclists safer access to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool.

“The way that

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