3:55 PM Nov 13, 2019 CST

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.


Sage Blossom Massage now open in Oak Hill

Sage Blossom Massage's new Oak Hill location at 6705 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, opened in early October. Sage …



Dripping Springs City Council opts for partial refund to Mark Black in wedding venue fee dispute

Dripping Springs City Council voted Nov. 12 to refund $2,121 of Mark Black's $12,800 request.


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.



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.


Austin Transportation Department installs safety upgrades to 500 block of East Slaughter Lane

The Austin Transportation Department closed the median break between 515 and 516 E. Slaughter Lane.


Cooper's Sandwiches now open in Southwest Austin

Cooper's Sandwiches has opened on Southwest Parkway.


Four-story office building added as construction begins on Plano’s Mustang Square mixed-use project

A new four-story office building will headline a major mixed-use development in Plano, developers announced Oct. 2 as crews began work on the Mustang Square project.



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.


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


Flooring Warehouse opens new South Austin location

Flooring Warehouse has opened a new location in October.


UPDATED: Here is how Texas voters weighed in on 10 state constitutional amendments on the ballot Nov. 5

Ten constitutional amendments went before voters in Texas on Election Day, Nov. 5.




Final results: Rosengarten, Reetz, Medicus to serve on Sunset Valley City Council

Rudi Rosengarten, Wanda D. Reetz, Alfonso Carmona and Karen Medicus in close race for three Sunset Valley City Council seats.


Austin voters refuse opportunity to vote on Convention Center expansion with rejection of Prop B

Early voting results are in for Austin's Proposition B.


Update: Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District passes with almost 75% of the vote

Early voting results roll in for the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District.


Travis County voters approve Expo Center proposition

Precinct 1 Commissioner Jeff Travillion said in a statement that investment in the Expo Center is "long overdue."