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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Central Texas schools in line for $1.5M in pre-K funding

by KIAH COLLIER AUSTIN — Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday. State lawmakers approved the grant program during...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Georgetown, New Braunfels top nation’s fastest-growing cities list

Led by Georgetown, Texas has four of the nation's 10 fastest-growing cities, as inner-city housing woes and suburban economic growth create "outward pressure" in metro areas.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

MPOs holding public meetings on Austin, San Antonio infrastructure plans

Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending. The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Texas 130 toll road operator files for bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Vintage aircraft will crown Central Texas skies to commemorate victory in WWII

The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing based at San Marcos Regional Airport will be center stage this weekend for a regional celebration of the 70th anniversary of final victory in World War II.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

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