Central Texas top stories for November 1, 2022. Austin Energy rate hike. Austin’s October rainfall. Round Rock special education stipends. Travis County gun violence resolution. Capital Metro service disruptions. Zilker Park reopens.
Central Texas top stories for August 22, 2022. Central Texas under a Flood Watch. Affordable housing bond election. First day of fall classes at UT Austin and Texas State. Hays County school resource officers. Free CapMetro rides to Travis County cooling centers. East Austin Barrio Landmarks Project. Austin FC v Minnesota United.
Central Texas top stories for August 19, 2022. Travis County’s COVID-19 Community Level now Low. AISD student attendance. Free rides to cooling centers. Taylor Cemetery’s historic designation. Austin’s Pride Parade and Festival. Austin FC v Minnesota United.
Central Texas top stories for August 10, 2022. Monkeypox declared a health emergency in Travis County. Rent in Austin keeps climbing at historic rates. Austin ISD school board votes Thursday on a potential 2022 bond package. School bus driver and crossing guard shortages. Capital Metro updates guidelines for free rides to cooling centers. Williamson County budget update.
Austin’s light-rail system is still years away from becoming a reality. The first trains won’t start running until 2029 at the earliest.
But already some people are worried about how much it could cost to ride light rail. They don’t want Capital Metro to up-charge customers like the agency does for those who ride the MetroRail commuter train.