Three segments of the Grand Parkway—Houston’s third outer loop—are expected to bring improved mobility and new developments to northern Harris County after the roadway opens to traffic at the end of 2015. more »
The proximity to the city of Georgetown and its amenities as well as the natural beauty of the South San Gabriel River basin along Hwy. 29 has made the area attractive to real estate developers, city officials have said. more »
City staff presented a resolution to City Council at its April 8 meeting to initiate changes to the city’s zoning code related to multifamily developments. more »
With recent increases in employment opportunities and development along Loop 360, the time is right to support mass- transit use in the western corridor of Travis County, said Jeb Boyt, chairman of Alliance for Public Transportation. more »
A few emergency services districts in Travis County are struggling to make ends meet, and some fire chiefs in western Travis County are considering options for the future of area fire protection. more »
Health care providers are investing millions of dollars to provide greater accessibility to Woodlands-area residents as they work to meet the demands of a growing population. more »
Klein High School students will walk the halls of a completely new building in August, one of several significant projects funded by $646.9 million in bonds approved in 2008. more »
Retired Gen. Joe Weber, a vice president at Texas A&M University, was selected April 4 as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. more »
Construction on new houses, shopping centers and developments is a common sight in Frisco. But for every new brick, concrete, metal and glass structure, the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department works for balance by offering plenty of green space an more »
Around the State
Williamson County commissioners heard citizen comments April 15 during a public hearing about the Countywide Polling Place Program, which was designated a successful status by the Texas Secretary of State’s office.
Nonprofit organization Honor Flight Austin took 60 veterans, including five from the Atria at the Arboretum senior living facility, to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 11–12.
A proposal being brought before the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on April 22 could bring a new bar to 205 W. Hopkins St. on the site of a lot that has been vacant for more than a decade.
At its April 15 meeting, the Austin ISD board of trustees named its Chief Schools Officer Paul Cruz interim superintendent and approved a request for proposals for a firm to help with a search for a permanent superintendent.
Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza is renovating and Radio Coffee & Beer is coming soon to the Southwest Austin area.
Houston-based developer PinPoint Commercial has announced plans April 24 to break ground on Woodland Creek, a mixed-use development on a 75-acre site near The Woodlands on Sawdust Road, southeast of Sawmill Road.
Red River Street will move to its original footprint as part of a realignment project underway on The University of Texas campus.
The Villas at Chapel Creek on the northwest corner of Lebanon Road and Parkwood Boulevard are expected to be complete in the next 10 to 12 months, said Jeff Lindsey, senior vice president of Westwood Residential.
Update: Carstarphen accepts Atlanta job, Austin ISD board to discuss superintendent search at April 15 meeting
At a special Austin ISD board of trustees meeting April 15, the board will discuss its plans in the event that Superintendent Meria Carstarphen leaves the district to lead Atlanta Public Schools.
President Barack Obama delivered a half-hour keynote address on President Lyndon Johnson's contributions to civil rights and the country's responsibility to continue his work at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10.