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City Council green lights $8 million Rodeway Inn plan for homeless shelter transition, vows to address crime in the area

South Austin neighbors raised concerns that criminal activity in the area will put homeless individuals who enter the shelter at risk.


City to work with CapMetro on financing new Broadmoor and McKalla Place rail stations as development boom looms

Austin City Council expects the new Austin FC stadium and massive mixed-use development planned for McKalla Place and the Broadmoor Campus to result in heightened demand for public transit.



Acknowledging expanded risk, Austin moves to prohibit additional density in city’s flood-prone areas

A recent federal flood risk study found Austin's flood risk to be significantly higher than previously understood.


Toxic algae blooms are becoming more common, scientists say

Months have passed, but the capital city still has signs up warning of ongoing dangerous conditions in Lady Bird Lake.


Land development code rewrite heads to City Council for final approval, marking home stretch of nearly 7-year process

Austin's long-awaited land development code rewrite is heading to City Council for final approval.


Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.



Round Rock, Austin locations of Catch Air to become PlayMazing Indoor Play & Party

Both Catch Air Round Rock, located at 1401 South IH-35, Ste. 130, and Catch Air Austin, located at 13450 Hwy. 183 Ste. 107, will be renamed PlayMazing Austin and PlayMazing Round Rock on Nov. 15.


Austin FC to locate $45M training facility at mixed-use Parmer Innovation Center in Northeast Austin

Austin FC announces $45 million training facility to be located in Northeast Austin at new development


Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza says she will not seek re-election as Travis County attorney rumors heat up

Austin's mayor pro tem will not seek reelection to her Southeast Austin district seat in 2020.


Travis County intergovernmental relations officer announces retirement, triggers "aggressive" hiring schedule

Deece Eckstein, Travis County's inaugural intergovernmental relations officer, will retire at the end of the year.



Austin no longer pursuing homeless shelter off Ben White with pivot to hotel purchase

Austin will no longer pursue the controversial purchase of a South Austin tract to use for a new homeless shelter.


Round Rock ISD superintendent receives salary increase, performance bonus

Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores received a 3.5%, one-year pay raise following his annual review by the RRISD board of trustees on Nov. 11.


Pflugerville ISD delays Nov. 12 school start by 2 hours

As of 6 a.m. on Nov. 12, Pflugerville ISD will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, due to weather. Buses will run two hours later than normal as well, according to the district.


Round Rock ISD delays Nov. 12 school start by 2 hours

As of 9:53 p.m. on Nov. 11, Round Rock ISD will operate on a two-hour delay for Nov. 12, due to potential inclement weather.



City may buy Rodeway Inn in South Austin, renovate property to house homeless

The city is considering adding $8 million to its fiscal year 2019-20 budget to accommodate the purchase.


Pinballz owner to open collectibles shop in Lakeline Plaza

Collectors Crossroads is opening in the Lakeline Plaza Shopping Center on Nov. 22.


Austin City Council to consider financing options for new MetroRail stations at Broadmoor Campus, soccer stadium

Austin to consider financing options for new MetroRail stations


A $14 million campaign and 300-bed shelter: Austin’s private sector leads new coalition to address homelessness

A coaltiion of private sector, non-profit and faith-based groups has formed to address Austin's homelessness crisis.



Gov. Greg Abbott announces plan for state-sanctioned homeless encampment off US 183 near Montopolis

John Wittman, Abbott's press secretary, said the land is as close to downtown as the state can provide.


DIY workshop space Board & Brush opening in North Austin

Create-your-own home decor projects at new workspace in North Austin


Card My Yard celebrates 5 years of business in Austin

Card My Yard , a yard greeting rental service located at 2009 N. RM 620, Ste. 310, Austin, celebrated its …


From Pease to boundaries, Austin ISD trustees discuss School Changes Version 2

Austin ISD trustees discussed closing of Pease, Metz, Brooke and Sims elementary schools, preserving district history and lessons learned from the School Changes process.



‘We cannot exist like this in a primary election': Travis County clerk says voter behavior, state law need to change ahead of 2020

Travis County's 2019 election results were not final until 3:40 a.m. the next morning due to a perfect storm of issues that the clerk said needs to be addressed before the 2020 election.


CommUnityCare purchases 5 Carousel Pediatrics locations in Central Texas

CommUnityCare Health Centers acquires Carousel Pediatrics