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The 20th and final Harvest Classic Rally will be held October 21-22

“What goes up must come down.” It’s the word of real estate agent.comproclaiming Austin No. 1 on its list of cities where house prices have fallen the most over the past three months. According to their statistics, presumably based on listings on their site, the median house price was down 10.3% between June and September, “nearly wiping out the gains seen over the past year”. That median asking price of $558,275 was still up 2.2% year-over-year, but it’s the lowest annual increase of any city on the list.

Austin City Council Candidate Forums

• Austin PBS hosted a mayors forum yesterday with contestants Kirk Watson, Celia Israel, Jennifer Virden and Phil Brual, airing this Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. on Austin PBS.

Next Thursday, October 20 will be the official series finale, co-sponsored by the city and the local League of Women Voters – a doubleheader featuring the two most publicized races of the six City Council races: the town center race District 9 at 6 p.m. and the mayor at 7:30 p.m., back to back at City Hall, 301 W. Second. Watch in person, online or on TV, or listen on the radio or phone; see all this information on austintexas.gov/candidateforums.

The the Chronicle is holding endorsement interviews this week; look for our endorsements in next week’s issue, as early voting begins Monday, October 24. Be ready !


Strategic Housing Plan Rating is the subject of ULI monthly breakfast this coming Wednesday, October 19 – a discussion of land development code updates and how November Ballot Proposition A fits into our broader housing goals, with erica leak and Rosie True Love the city’s housing and town planning department, led by the town planning commissioner Awais Azhar. It will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (with discussion starting at 8 a.m.), in person at the Austin Central Library and virtually via Zoom. Prices range from free to $75; register on austin.uli.org.

Look forward

The 20th and Final Harvest Classic Rally will take place in Luckenbach, TX next weekend, October 21-22. There’s camping and a campfire on Friday and Saturday nights – one of the few times camping is allowed on the historic grounds – a Saturday night barbecue and movie, cowboy breakfasts, as well than rides and rallies and many vintage motorcycles and their fans, and the whole thing is a major fundraiser for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, organized by Central Texas Motorcycle Charities, which is a group of vintage bike enthusiasts who have had personal experiences with childhood cancer. The series of rallies has been going on for 20 years and aims to reach $1 million in total donations with this swansong event. Help them to moissonclassique.org.


OOPS: An eagle-eyed reader spotted two errors in last week’s ‘public notice’: The bar where the Hays County Commissioner Walt Smith urinated in public the last New Year’s Eve is in Dripping Springs, not Wimberley, and the date it overturned a delivery truck in West Austin was April 28, 2021, not April 8.

My excuses.

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