The remainder of Segment D in the Grand Parkway, Houston’s third loop, is taking shape, and officials expect the final two sections of the segment stretching from the Westpark Tollway to Hwy. 59 to open by December.
In the fall of 2012, Katy ISD released a demographic study which noted housing project starts accelerated 22 percent from 2011 within the district, and the number of available lots decreased 26 percent.
These are the trials of the newly elected, and it is not lost on this unusually large crop of new state legislators that voters replaced more incumbents with fresh blood during the past election cycle in Texas than at any other time in memory.
Capital Metro broke several ridership records during the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference on March 8–17, including total MetroRail ridership, which topped 49,200 boardings compared with 35,000 boardings in 2012 during SXSW.
If Austin wants to grow its significant but mercurial gaming industry, it could offer economic development deals to smaller companies and try to lure publishers to headquarter in the capital city, Fred Schmidt said.
Austin City Council will take up on first reading an ordinance establishing and planning a transition of Austin Energy to an independent board of trustees. Council approved the schedule during a March 26 work session.
Progress is being made on a permitting backlog in the City of Austin’s Planning and Development Review Department, but the continued bottleneck could hinder home construction, remodels and growth in the construction industry.