Central Texas top stories for February 22, 2024. State of Black Austin. The Austin City Council has endorsed remote work as part of its Climate Equity Plan. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office will be training local law enforcement agencies on how to respond to active shooter situations. The San Marcos City Council has passed a “can ban” ordinance. San Marcos could get a Buc-ee’s.
Central Texas top stories for February 20, 2024. Early voting in the March 5th primaries begins today. Lawyers for the City of Austin were in court today over the question of how tax dollars collected from property owners just south of Lady Bird Lake can be used. The City of San Marcos is considering a “can ban” ordinance. Austin Justice Coalition calls out the city over a lack of progress on over 50 recommendations from 2008 meant to improve the quality of life of Black residents. Del Valle ISD to swear in former trustee to vacant school board seat.
Supporters say it’s the most significant bill on immigration in a generation, while opponents call it dead on arrival. Liz Goodwin of the Washington Post breaks down the provisions of the Senate’s $118 billion immigration and foreign aid bill: what’s in it and why the prognosis for passage isn’t good.
New insight on how Texas Republicans are leaning and the effect of endorsements as Texans prepare to cast primary ballots.
Houston halts commercial and residential development in a part of the city designated as a cancer cluster.
Also, a new facet in the hunt for Texas blue topaz, and rockhounds aren’t happy.
Central Texas top stories for January 19, 2024. Art Acevedo returns to Austin. How San Marcos animal shelters are navigating this weekend’s cold temperatures. Austin ISD’s superintendent finalist on facilities issues in the district. Former Austin city council member Kathy Tovo is running for Austin mayor. Texas Rangers visit Round Rock as champions. 3M Half Marathon is this Sunday. Longhorns Basketball.
Central Texas top stories for January 08, 2023. Wind advisory in effect until tomorrow. Austin is far from reaching its affordable housing goals. Utility company Aqua Texas is suing the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. Austin light rail lawsuit update. San Marcos is in stage 2 drought restrictions. Del Valle ISD school board could fill a long-vacant seat at tonight’s meeting.
Central Texas top stories for January 03, 2023. A Federal Appeals Court ruled against the Biden administration in Texas abortion case. The Census Bureau estimates poverty rates for school aged children. The Climate Prediction Center predicts drought conditions to remain the same in January. The City of San Marcos is looking to fill vacancies in city boards and commissions. Healthcare marketplace enrollment deadline is approaching.
Central Texas top stories for November 3, 2023. Austin Public Health creating volunteer service corps for emergencies. San Marcos city council decide between competing downtown master plans. Lyft invites women and nonbinary riders to request women and nonbinary drivers. Texas and Kansas State to fight for better shot and Big 12 championship game. Goalball tournament at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Trail of Lights vs star gazing. Sunrises and sunsets get earlier starting this weekend.
Central Texas top stories for October 24, 2023. Early voting turnout on day 1. Travis County transit service expansion. APD officer murder trial continues. San Marcos tree removal. Travis County burn ban lifted. Orange and White scrimmage.
Central Texas top stories for October 19, 2023. Cruise self-driving cars under investigation. Child care center affordability. Biden-Harris campaign bus settlement. Hays County eclipse tourism.
Central Texas top stories for October 18, 2023. Austin Convention Center expansion. Tesla impact on Travis County. Travis County bond propositions. Williamson County Community Paramedicine Program expansion. San Marcos development plan. Junkdrop.
Central Texas top stories for September 27, 2023. Austin ISD adopts state plan for special education. Central Health votes on new budget. Delayed pay for teachers in San Marcos.
Central Texas top stories for September 22, 2023. Austin Police Oversight. Austin ISD Special Education. Emergency Preparedness Event. Texas Memorial Museum Reopening. San Marcos Mermaid Fest.
Central Texas top stories for September 20, 2023. More information on the centuries old bodies in the Oakwood Cemetery. Vote on Central Health’s budget is delayed. City of Kyle starts buying water from San Marcos.
Central Texas top stories for August 8, 2023. Oak Grove wildfire is 90 percent contained. Red flag and excessive heat warnings for central Texas. Wildfire safety tips.
Central Texas top stories for August 7, 2023. Oak Grove fire near San Marcos burns 400 acres. Excessive heat and red flag warnings issued for central Texas. Austin looks to its budget.
Central Texas top stories for August 2, 2023. Bastrop wildfire update. I-35 expansion plans changing. Electric scooter injuries. City of Austin department consolidation reaction. San Marcos juvenile curfew repealed.
Central Texas top stories for June 29, 2023. Texas Legislator split on property tax bills. ACC looks for new chancellor. ERCOT gains new board member. San Marcos eviction grace period ends.
Central Texas top stories for June 9, 2023. Austin City Council loosens land code. License plate readers. Austin rents are dropping. San Marcos residents opposing SMART terminal. Del Valle ISD book bus.
Central Texas top stories for June 8, 2023. Ozone action day today. Evictions in San Marcos. Leander residents conserving water. Round Rock ISD summer mental health services. Eanes ISD police force. LGBTQ pride at the library.
Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2023. Ascension Seton data breach. Ozone action day today. San Marcos rezoning. Williamson County mapping floods. Free legal clinics for veterans. Austin Tejano history event.