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Austin news feed: Major changes at Statesman result in 100 layoffs

Austin news feed: Major changes at Statesman result in 100 layoffs

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The Austin American-Statesman is moving its printing operations to San Antonio and Houston. Photo by Katie Friel

Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup, we gathered all the news we found revealing, celebratory and convenient.

1. The Austin American-Statesman plans to cut 100 jobs. The newspaper will cut its printing operations, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs. The paper will now be printed in facilities in Houston and San Antonio.

2. Austin can't handle being a no-kill city. A report from the city auditor says that Austin's transition to being a no-kill city has led to over-crowding and a decrease in the quality of animal care. In similar news, the Bastrop Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions due to the same overcrowding problem.

3. Why some vacant buildings in hot neighborhoods have remained vacant. KUT looks into buildings, such as La Bare on Riverside Drive, are still unoccupied even though they are located in prime areas.

4. Happy birthday to two Austin greats. The Saxon Pub turned 25 this week, the same week in which Willie Nelson turned 82. 

5. Austin kids get a visit from superheroes. APD's "Superhero Unit" (a.k.a. the SWAT Team) put on a show for the kids at Dell Children's Medical Center by rapelling down the side of the building.