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Town Center takes root in Cedar Park

Photo by David Weaver

Town Center takes root in Cedar Park

In 2014 the Town Center shopping plaza at Toll 183A and Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park expanded from a single Costco store to 16 businesses. In 2015 the project is still growing and continues to encourage new development nearby.

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The first Google Fiber signup deadline occurs Jan. 29. So far, only one cluster within the Bluebonnet "neighborhood" is not qualified for service.

Joe Lanane

Google Fiber sign-up deadline nearing in Bluebonnet 'fiberhood'

Austin residents living in Google Fiber's Bluebonnet fiberhood have until Jan. 29 to sign up for service. more »

Jan 26, 2015 4:07 PM Central Austin

Leander works to prepare for larger population

In 2015, Leander leaders will pursue bond-funded capital improvements and an update to the city’s comprehensive plan as the city continues to respond to population growth. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:55 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Prognosis: Kyle medical space due for more growth in 2015

Buda resident Daniel Busby sat in an Austin Cancer Centers examination room in early January after shedding more than 30 pounds during the course of his treatment for Stage 4 cancer. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Study raises questions regarding San Marcos’ economic outlook

Meyli Campuzano relocated to San Marcos from Austin with her family five years ago. The decision to relocate has proven to be a good one, she said. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Eldon Rude, principal at 360° Real Estate Analytics, delivers the 2015 housing forecast during the Jan. 20 housing forecast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin at the Renaissance Austin hotel in the Arboretum.

Amy Denney

Experts: Austin-area home prices still rising but slowdown could be on horizon

Housing experts have said they expect Austin-area home prices to continue increasing in 2015. But one consulting firm predicted that increase could decelerate by 2018 during a housing market slowdown. more »

Jan 21, 2015 2:17 PM Northwest Austin

Pflugervillle officials approved a development agreement Jan. 20 that will pave the way for Sunshine Village and SunTech Office Park. Renderings of the development show numerous restaurants, several hotels, office towers, residential complexes and a new Town Hall.

Star Stream Capital

Pflugerville leaders ink largest development deal in city history

Pflugerville City Council approved the largest land development deal in city history Jan. 20. The agreement is expected to pave the way for construction of up to $1.7 billion worth of businesses, residences and infrastructure near SH 130 and FM 685. more »

Jan 20, 2015 7:38 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 33 Comments

Austin Community College board of trustees on Jan. 20 held its first meeting of 2015. New trustee Gigi Edwards Bryant was sworn into office by state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin.

Joe Lanane

ACC board sets parameters for bond oversight advisory committee

​A 13-member citizen committee will oversee how Austin Community College spends nearly $386 million in bond money approved by district voters last November. more »

Jan 21, 2015 8:56 AM Central Austin

According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. had 188 operating breweries in 1960. In 2013 it counted 2,822 breweries nationwide, of which 2,768 were craft breweries.

Photo by David Weaver

Georgetown brews new craft experience

This spring Georgetown beer consumers will be able to enjoy local craft beer in their pint glasses for the first time. more »

Jan 14, 2015 5:05 AM Georgetown

Residential, commercial building booming on 620

With plans in the works for major projects in Bee Cave, Lakeway, Hudson Bend and Four Points, a wave of new construction along the RR 620 corridor during 2014 points to continued growth for the region in the coming year. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

TxDOT plan aims to improve traffic mobility along I-35 in Georgetown

After more than a year of working to identify projects along 7 miles of I-35 in Williamson County that could help increase mobility, the Texas Department of Transportation is hoping to finalize an implementation plan this spring. more »

Jan 14, 2015 5:05 AM Georgetown

Data: Austin ISD student population to decrease by 4,043 students in 10 years

After two years of enrollment declines, Austin ISD expects to see a continued decline in its student population during the next 10 years, according to its annual demographic report presented to the district’s board of trustees Jan. 12. more »

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Emilie Boenig

Williamson County animal shelter receives $80,000 grant

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be able to offer more services and keep shelter occupancy low after the shelter was awarded an $80,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. more »

Jan 13, 2015 1:50 PM Georgetown

Access to the Union Pacific railroad line is one of the top selling points for the megasite at the intersection of Hwy. 79 and FM 3349, Hutto Mayor Debbie Holland said.

Photo by David Barer

Megasite could be key to region’s economic future

A driving force behind Hutto’s future may be the result of the biggest industrial development project that never occurred in the city. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 3 Comments

Mayor Steve Adler is joined by the rest of City Council to announced the new structure they are proposing to create shorter meeting times and more community engagement.

Jennifer Curington

Austin City Council proposes new structure that encourages more civic engagement

Austin’s new City Council laid out details January 8 about a proposed new structure they intend to implement in an effort to shorten meeting times and increase community engagement. more »

Jan 8, 2015 1:38 PM Central Austin

Angelos Angelou presents his 30th and final annual economic forecast January 8 at the Austin Convention Center.

Joe Lanane

Austin job growth imminent, but so are challenges, economist predicts

More Austin jobs were created last year than any year in the city’s history, and that momentum is expected to continue through 2015, economist Angelos Angelou revealed January 8 during his 30th and final annual economic forecast. more »

Jan 8, 2015 10:21 AM Central Austin

Round Rock looks to millennials for the future

When Rachel Cambern moved to Round Rock from Atlanta in December, she said she didn’t know much about the city, but she knew what she wanted. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 2 Comments

New distracted driving ordinance starts Jan. 1

Drivers in Austin will have to ring in the new year by putting down their cell phones and keeping their hands on the steering wheel. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin 6 Comments

West Austin company files intention to lay off 65 workers

According to a government site requiring companies to provide advance notice of employee layoffs, West Austin’s 21CT Inc. filed notice on Dec. 18 that it will layoff 65 workers. more »

Dec 29, 2014 4:11 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

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