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(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) Surrounded by tons of steel buildings, glass exteriors and concrete, Austin's Republic Square has been reopened to the public. A stones throw away from the federal courthouse, the ancient trees where the city's original settlers...
(Credit: Williamson County) Williamson County is hosting a second public open house on Thursday, November 9, 2017, to share information and collect input on the Corridor C / SH 29 Bypass study. Corridor C is one segment of an overall plan to provide a controlled-access bypass...
(Credit: Cox Media Group) Cox Media Group is looking to sell the Austin American-Statesman and two Florida newspapers. The Statesman reported Tuesday that Atlanta-based Cox has put on the market the Statesman, which employs 200-plus people, its seven community newspapers and...
(Photo: Shutterstock/Worawee Meepian) The push continues in Austin to get you out of your car and into public transportation: Movability Austin, a local nonprofit, believes it should really start with downtown employers by having them make driving your own car to work less...
(Photo:Kichigin) The first full day of the new Mopac Express tolled lanes were a big success according to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Ten thousand drivers used the southbound lanes with another 14 thousand using the northbound lanes. Tolls reportedly averaged...
(Photo: shutterstock/jannoon) For the second time in less than a week Texas State University was terrorized by a bomb threat. Campus police have since sounded the all clear at the LBJ Student Center, again. The University's Matt Flores said a non-specific threat made on the...
(Credit: City of Austin) On Sept. 28, 2017, City Council passed a resolution directing staff to gather feedback from the community to inform a future paid sick leave policy for private employers in the city. A draft version of that resolution can be found here . The City has...
Since 2011, TxDOT has been developing solutions for I-35 that not only enhance mobility but reflect what is important to the community. Today, at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Regional Growth Summit, TxDOT was joined by State Senator Kirk Watson and other local...
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Austin Energy crews will transform the Zilker moonlight tower into the Zilker Holiday Tree, a 51-year old tradition. The moonlight tower in Zilker Park is one of the original 31 towers that provided the City of Austin its first urban lighting system in 1895...