Austin (KXAN) - The City Council released the Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life report on Thursday, the first of a three-step initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of the Hispanic community in Austin.
According to the report, Hispanic businesses in Texas have a revenue gap of $868 billion compared to their Anglo counterparts. They also released findings on education, health, and home ownership, among others, on their website .
The Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Initiative is currently in the second phase of this project . In this phase, a seven-person group will review the report and provide recommendations on what the city should do to improve Hispanic quality of life in Austin that will include financial assistance and program services.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics or Latinos make up 35 percent of the population in Austin.
The members appointed to the seven-person group to review the report are Susana Almanza, Johnny Limon, Lupe Morin, Sylvia Orozco, Teresa Perez-Wisely, Rose Reyes and Geronimo Rodriguez.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
A local road project more than two decades in the making won't save drivers as much time as many had hoped.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Patchy light rain is forecast in Central Texas Friday as an upper level disturbance moves across the state. Rainfall totals are expected to be very light, and showers will end by Friday night. Sunshine, but breezy and cool conditions are …