🌱 City Council Forums + Funeral for APD Officer + 🤠 Two-Step Lessons

Hello, friends and neighbors! It’s Jessica, your host from the Austin Daily — back in your inbox with all the great things to print about what’s happening in our community.

Settle in with your morning coffee as we dive into:

  • I have a burning question for Austin City Council Candidates? Now is your chance to ask!
  • First responders and family gathered for the funeral of a senior ODA officer.
  • The city is experiencing an increase vehicle-pedestrian collisions.
  • Chess evening, free opera concert, two-part courseand much more ➡️

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☀️ Partly sunny. High: 91 Low: 60.

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2) First responders from across central Texas and their families gathered Monday for the funeral and final honors of senior Austin police officer Anthony “Tony” Martin. The Statesman reports that hundreds of city, county and state law enforcement officers, medical first responders and firefighters attended the funeral at Hill Country Bible Church in North Austin, along with several local government officials. Subscription/The Austin American-Statesman tells more about Martin’s legacy.

3) The city is experiencing an increase in collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. Data from Vision Zero reveals that there were at least 72 fatalities in 2022 and 27 pedestrian fatalities. “Austin this year has seen an increase in fatalities and serious injuries, especially compared to previous years,” said Joel Meyer, transportation planner at Vision Zero. “The rise in pedestrian fatalities in particular has been quite striking over the past few years and I want to emphasize that this is truly a national issue. It’s not just something Austin is going through.” CBS Austin has more on this story.

4) Austin emergency crews say they are ready for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Captain Darren Noak of the Austin-Travis County EMS, said “Festival security is a team effort between police, fire and EMS personnel. They will also have a team of drones that will transmit real-time aerial imagery to the command post.” Head over to KXAN to learn more about how the city is preparing security measures to kick off this year’s festival.

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Today in Austin:

  • Butler Opera Center, free lunchtime concert at KMFA. (12h)
  • Chess night at LoLo Wine. (5 p.m.)
  • Marcus King “The Young Blood Tour” at Stubb’s. (5:30 p.m.)
  • (Virtual Event) “Anxiety and Depression 101” Parenting Series (6 p.m.)
  • Craig Ferguson at the Paramount Theatre. (6 p.m.)
  • Texas two-step dance class at the Little Longhorn Saloon. (7 p.m.)
  • (Kid-Friendly) Guided Autumn Bat Walk at the Wildlife Center. (8 p.m.)
  • (Free) Intro To Improv Comedy with ColdTowne Theater at GIFT (8 p.m.)

Community Chat:

  • 👀 Guess who made an appearance at Harry’s? Beto O’Rourke was present on Sunday evening for the fifth show of Harry Styles’ “Love On Tour” residency. (CBS Austin via Facebook)
  • 🥗 Closing of the local restaurant: “The ‘Baby Greens’ salad drive-thru is closing because it doesn’t have enough staff to stay operational. The last day the salad restaurant will be open will be October 7.” (Austin Eater)
  • 🎞️ Movie lovers and collectors, do I have the update for you?!Alamo Drafthouse will auction rare movie posters for charity.” (Subscription/Austin American-Statesman)
  • 🏛️ District 9 and Mayoral Candidates Forum: “Join the Downtown Austin Alliance to learn about the mayoral and District 9 candidates and their approaches to the downtown community on Thursday, October 13 at St. David’s Episcopal Church.” (Austin Downtown Alliance via Facebook)

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Jessica Collins

About me: Jessica has been happy to call Austin home for over 10 years. She loves the outdoors, the arts and movies, restaurants, and all the natural beauty Central Texas has to offer.

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