Central Texas top stories for August 31, 2022. Travis County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program. Delay for new social studies curriculum standards. Urban flooding. Williamson County budget. MetroRail suspension Labor Day weekend. Austin FC vs. Portland Timbers.
Central Texas afternoon headlines for July 18, 2022. Another heat advisory for Central Texas. Austin ISD proposes two new bonds, will have open board meetings. COVID infections are increasing again. Monkeypox cases, while just a few, are spreading. New MetroRail station next to soccer stadium in north Austin. Gas prices falling to under $4 a gallon.
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.