AISD faces drop in student population

Updated enrollment numbers released by Austin ISD as of Oct. 3 showed there were 653 fewer students in the district compared with the six-week period that ended Oct. 4, 2013. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Developer proposes dense housing, retail, office on Spicewood Springs

Dallas-based Spire Realty Group LP is proposing to turn a 31-acre office complex located at MoPac and Spicewood Springs Road into a mixed-use development, spawning opposition from many nearby residents. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin 8 Comments

Cities set budgets for 2014–15

Homeowners in Cedar Park and Leander will pay lower property tax rates in fiscal year 2014–15 after both city councils approved new tax rates for their FY 2014–15 budgets in September. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Test engineers Brent Bauer (left) and Chris Minns work on a dynamometer calibration at Dana Holding Corp. in Cedar Park. The company was incentivized by the city in 2013 to create 80 jobs.

Photo by David Weaver

Cedar Park incentivizes 200 rocket science jobs

Cedar Park’s space technology industry is poised to grow by 200 jobs by 2019 following City Council’s approval of a $1.225 million incentive deal Sept. 25. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled roads in North Central Texas. more »

Oct 15, 2014 , Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake 1 Comments

A concept rendering of what the completed recreation center will look like in 2018.

Courtesy City of Southlake

Southlake Recreation Center breaks ground

After 18 years of planning, feasibility studies and meetings, the Southlake Community Recreation Center has broken ground. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

LSCS calls for $485 million bond

Citing a growing need for skilled workers in the region, the Lone Star College System is seeking voter approval Nov. 4 for a $485 million bond package just 18 months after voters denied a $500 million bond referendum in May 2013. more »

Oct 15, 2014 , Cy-Fair

Cyclists and pedestrians will soon be able to use newly connected trails and safety gates to cross 
Colleyville's three railroad crossings.

Photo by Sherelle Black

Railroad crossings soon to go quiet

By the end of the year, Colleyville residents will no longer hear the train horn blaring as the train approaches the city’s three railroad crossings at John McCain, Pleasant Run and Bransford roads. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake