Hilltop Views

Austin Takes on the March for Our Lives

Lauren Sanchez

March 25, 2018

On Saturday, 20,000 protesters gathered at City Hall then marched to the Capitol to rally for adequate gun control laws. Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Representative Gina Hinojosa spoke on the issue, followed by Parkland survivor ...

The Statesman, other local news outlets provide valuable coverage national reporters can’t

Andrea Guzman

November 7, 2017

I first read of a shooting at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Sunday afternoon. By the evening, chills ran through me as I saw an update that the 26 people who died ranged in age from 5 to 72. Tears swelled in m...

Self-driving automobiles are the future of Austin says Mayor Steve Adler

Dillon Long

October 12, 2015

In one of the last sessions of the SXSW Eco conference hosted this past week, panelists discussed solutions to Austin traffic.The session was entitled “Autonomous Vehicles: Driving City Solutions?” and panelists discussed ...


News Editor

March 30, 2015

My favorite authentic Austin taco joint is Mellizoz, a quirky food truck hidden behind the Gourdough’s trailer. Fun fact: Mellizoz is also Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s favorite place to pick up a breakfast taco! Tony, the o...

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Sheryl Cole wants to make history as first African American mayor of Austin

October 28, 2014

Mike Martinez plans to work with university, students to bring bus pass agreement to St. Edward’s

Print Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2014

Councilman Mike Martinez, 45, calls himself a “champion for the middle class.” He cites his record on the Austin City Council and as the chairman of Capital Metro for this title. Martinez’s next step, he hopes, is mayor ...

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