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Cedar Park incentivizes 200 rocket science jobs

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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.

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The 2013–14 Austin City Council: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, Councilman Chris Riley and Councilman Mike Martinez

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Austin City Council to pick best approach for rewriting land development code

Austin City Council on Oct. 23 will decide among three proposed approaches for rewriting the city's land development code, an ongoing process dubbed CodeNEXT. In total, Austin City Council members will take up 54 items for consideration. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin 2 Comments

Austin Community College is proposing a new four-year nursing program in which the school's past graduates can upgrade their associate's degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. If approved by the state, the new program could begin by 2017.

Joe Lanane

ACC seeks to add bachelor's nursing program

Nursing students in Austin Community College's associate degree program may soon be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science in nursing without transferring. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin

Partnership aims to promote cars of tomorrow today

A new partnership involving groups from San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio is looking to encourage adoption of electric and compressed natural gas vehicles in Central Texas in hopes of improving the region’s air quality. more »

Oct 15, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 2 Comments

Residents to decide on $1 billion rail, road plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has said solving the region’s transportation crisis requires a big solution. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Travis County plans for new growth

According to proponents of Travis County’s Land, Water and Transportation Plan, or LWTP, the county is projected to grow to roughly 1.5 million people in the next 20 years, with many of them residing in unincorporated areas. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Woodland Park residents asked City Council to close a connection in their neighborhood with Sun City citing concerns over increased traffic.

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Sun City plans will add 2,400 new residences

Georgetown’s largest development is expected to grow even larger starting in 2015. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Georgetown 15 Comments

Southern University is under construction on the north side of SH 45 N and the Auro development is proceeding on the other side of the road. Though most motorists might not realize it, each development is in a separate city.

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SH 45 N becoming key corridor

When developers announced in September they were knocking down the Garden Ridge store near SH 45 N and I-35 to put in new national retailers, it hardly came as a surprise to those paying attention to the area. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Moving toward more mobility in Pflugerville

Pflugerville does not have a bus stop offering public transportation, but following a September City Council meeting focused on city transit, it appears city leaders intend to change that. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Higher property values lead to bigger budgets

The cities of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto all approved their budgets and tax rates for FY 2014–15. Due to Central Texas' rising property values the trend was higher budgets and lower property taxes. more »

Oct 1, 2014 , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 5 Comments

Courtesy Austin Energy

Austin seeks increase of solar energy usage

Austin Energy and City Council are in the midst of a debate over creating more solar energy options for Austin and closing a local natural gas-fueled power plant. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

AISD faces dwindling population of students

Updated enrollment numbers released by Austin ISD as of Sept. 26 showed the district saw a decline of 735 students in the district compared with the same period in 2013. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Southwest Austin 3 Comments

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Arrested development in Oak Hill

As a western gateway to Austin, the Oak Hill area would seem like a natural place for prosperous development. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Southwest Austin 4 Comments

Macro problem, micro solution

Are Austinites ready to start living in 21st century boarding houses? more »

Sep 24, 2014 Central Austin

The Wolf Ranch Georgetown master-planned community will feature about 7.5 miles of trails throughout the project.

Courtesy Iva Wolf McLachlan

City, developer ink deal for Wolf Ranch project

In the more than two years Iva Wolf McLachlan has worked on a development deal for 755 acres of her family’s property at Hwy. 29 and I-35, her goal has been to honor the legacy of her father, who began buying the land more than 65 years ago, she said more »

Sep 10, 2014 Georgetown

Hill Country Galleria sold Sept. 12 to California State Teachers Retirement System.

Leslee Bassman

Hill Country Galleria sold to California investment group

The Hill Country Galleria was sold Sept. 12 by Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. to California State Teachers Retirement System, or CALSTRS, said Bee Cave Interim City Manager Travis Askey. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

The LCRA rendering shows plans for a new Lane City reservoir, which is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

Courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority

LCRA proceeds with new reservoir, revised water management plan

A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

LTISD looks at 21st century learning

Fridays have always been the same for the staff of Lake Travis ISD’s Curriculum and Instructional Services Department, said Becky Burnett, assistant superintendent for CIS. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis cities prep FY 2014-15 budgets

In the next few weeks cities in western Travis County will finalize their budgets for the coming fiscal year. more »

Sep 10, 2014 , Lake Travis | Westlake

‘Major project’ in the works

Pflugerville does not have six-story glass-and-steel office towers, a four-story town hall or retail-residential mixed development, but that could all change if Sunshine Village comes to town. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 8 Comments

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