Texas Education Agency prepares plan to correct issues in special education system
The Texas Education Agency is working on a corrective action plan to address the issues found in special education program in Texas schools. The TEA produced a first draft of its corrective action plan Jan. 18, at which point it began compiling public comments on the plan. After the public comment period, which ended Feb. 20, the TEA will produce a revised plan, which is expected to be released March 1.
Baylor Scott & White will open a primary care clinic in Onion Creek
Construction began Feb. 19 on a new primary care facility known as Baylor Scott & White Clinic-Onion Creek, located at 11209 S. I-35, Austin. It is slated to open summer 2018.
Commissioners debate the creation and funding of a groundwater conservation district in southwest Travis County
Commissioners debated last Tuesday over whether to fund an election to create a groundwater conservation district that would regulate, protect and conserve the groundwater supply derived from the Trinity Aquifer, one of nine major aquifers in the state. The creation of the entity comes directly from a recommendation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and was approved during last year's legislative session.
Central Health plans to lease out portion of Brackenridge Campus, loses master developer
Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, may lease a portion of the 14.3-acre downtown Brackenridge Campus to the 2033 Fund, a nonprofit entity created for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin, following a vote from its Budget and Finance Committee meeting Feb. 21.
Early voting numbers in Travis County showing about 4 percent overall turnout
The first week of early voting wrapped up Feb. 24, showing a 4 percent overall turnout in Travis County. Early voting ends March 2. Election day is March 6.