Central Texas top stories for February 13, 2024. Austin ISD’s tricky budget situation. Austin’s police union is trying to prevent a voter-backed city ordinance from going into effect. The City of Austin is still 800 shelter beds short of its goals for 2025. Georgetown ISD trustees voted to call a bond election in May. Prescribed burns in southwest Austin. Gas prices spike overnight. The City of Austin wants to hear from the public on a new plan for historic preservation.
Central Texas top stories for February 8, 2024. Continued drop in Austin-area rent prices. UIL changes which local schools compete against each other. Williamson Co expands emergency assistance for veterans. Gas prices trending lower. Drought status improve in eastern parts of Central Texas.
Central Texas top stories for January 30, 2024. Texas Supreme Court hears arguments on the latest lawsuit stemming from the 2021 blackout. The city of Austin is considering changing euthanasia rules for dangerous dogs. Austin State Hospital now has an estimated opening day. Researchers at the University of Texas announce opioid alternative breakthrough. A million more Texans now have health insurance through the affordable care act. Gas prices are on the rise.
Central Texas top stories for December 22, 2023. Travis County Commissioners approve an expansion for The Sobering Center. Texas voters are skeptical of the state Legislature’s efforts this year to improve the safety of public schools. Gas prices climbing again. Holiday pet safety tips.
Central Texas top stories for December 12, 2023. Austin police give an update on last week’s shootings. A federal judge upholds Texas’s TikTok ban. University of Texas at Austin fires two Teaching Assistants. A member of Congress from Austin says more needs to be done to chip away at the state’s backlog of food assistance and Medicaid applications. Kyle unveils its new comprehensive plan. Gas prices fall with inflation.
Central Texas top stories for December 4, 2023. Gas is getting pricier. Travis County DA drops charges against APD officers. Texas Children’s new women’s clinic. New EPA methane emissions rules. Integral Care looks for a new CEO. Texas Longhorns are in the College Football Playoff. Q2 stadium to host matches for Copa America. Menorah Lighting ceremonies in Austin.
Central Texas top stories for November 27, 2023. Gas prices buck inflation trend. Kyle runoff election. Austin-Bergstrom service changes. Fayette Coal power plant pollution study. Pecan Gardens renovation. Longhorns in Big 12 championship.
Central Texas top stories for November 21, 2023. Gas prices low ahead of Thanksgiving travel. Homeless Strategy Office. Ascension Seton nurses to protest tomorrow. Shiloh Black Cemetery in Hutto. Texas school superintendent salaries. El Niño is expected this winter.
Central Texas top stories for November 13, 2023. Animal shelter shortages. Red Line Trail plans. Food Bank needs volunteers. Gas prices continue to drop. Longhorns vs. Cyclones.
Central Texas top stories for November 6, 2023. Election day is tomorrow. Early voting in Travis County. Christopher Taylor trial. Burying power lines. ACC funding changes. Lower gas prices. Longhorns vs. TCU.
Central Texas top stories for October 23, 2023. Early voting starts today. APD officer’s murder trial. Rain coming to central Texas. Gas prices leveling out.
Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Land rule changes to improve childcare access. Austin City Council weighs in on I-35 expansion. Potential airport name change. Austin city manager search firm confirmed. Gas prices.
Central Texas top stories for October 16, 2023. Jury selection in APD officer murder trial starts today. Land rule changes coming to Austin. Lockhart ISD tax rate election. Manor bond propositions. Park land fee changes. Gas prices continue to drop. Texas Longhorns take on the Cougars.
Central Texas top stories for October 12, 2023. School superintendents and state reps on why they oppose vouchers. Report says Austin Police can improve who they interact with people who have disabilities. Rain brings slight drought relief to areas nearby. Those white flowers are rain lilies. How some animals react to a solar eclipse. Gas prices falling faster.
Central Texas top stories for October 9, 2023. Expect increased fees on Austin utility bills. Austin members of Texas House want more school funding, not less. On the ballot: increased pension payments for retired Texas educators. Seasonal weather in Central Texas – for a change. Gas prices still falling.
Central Texas top stories for October 6, 2023. The weekend weather we’ve been waiting for. Building drainage tunnels for I-35 overhaul will be a noisy process. Lake levels remain low after recent rains. Gas prices dropping faster. New details about AISD special ed monitors. Texas OU showdown.
Central Texas top stories for October 2, 2023. Rain, cooler-than-normal weather expected later this week. Century-old diseased tree at Barton Springs Pool to be removed this week. Special session focused on “education” expected this month. Austin looking to close gaps in Shoal Creek Trail. Gas prices getting lower. Texas faces OU this weekend in Dallas.
Central Texas top stories for September 28, 2023. Much more rain needed to have substantial effect on drought. Despite restrictions, some grass greener in San Marcos. Austin Energy bills going up. More kids getting free meals at school. Gas prices going down.
Central Texas top stories for September 14, 2023. Microburst blamed for weather damage in Cedar Park. Steiner Ranch residents get caught up in water cutoffs. Austin home prices seem to be leveling off. Tiny homes, RVs soon to be legal living spaces on Austin properties. Austin council voted to make more police data available. Gas prices on the rise.
Central Texas top stories for August 10, 2023. Red Flag Warning for high fire danger. Drought worsening in Central Texas. STAR Flight helicopters helping in wildfire fight. Cedar Park man arrested on explosive components charge. Gas prices down in past week.