State threatens to take over Austin ISD board; Austin begins urban trail design on abandoned corridor and more top Central Texas news

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Austin ISD

State could take over AISD board if poorly rated campus does not improve next year

An Austin ISD school that has repeatedly received low ratings from the Texas Education Agency could threaten the district’s elected Board of Trustees autonomy if its rating does not improve next year, Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said during a Dec. 2 Austin ISD board meeting.

Central Austin


City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor

The city of Austin's Urban Trails Program has begun design on an urban trail that would run through the Bergstrom Spur Corridor, according to a Dec. 1 press release.

Cedar Park-Leander

183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority plans to begin work on the 9-mile 183 North project in early 2022.

Construction starts on 480-home Horizon Lake development in Leander

Construction is underway on the 480-home Horizon Lake development in Leander, according to a Dec. 3 release from Taylor Morrison.

Northwest Austin

Tewbeleaux's Cajun Grill opens first Central Texas location in Northwest Austin

Tewbeleaux's Cajun Grill opened a location at 12001 Burnet Road, Ste. D, Austin, on Nov. 2.

Maggie Quinlan, Benton Graham, Taylor Girtman and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.