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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

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.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Fight for Texas House seat features Cyrier, Golemon rematch

ELECTION 2016 | Barely more than a year ago, John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) squeaked into the Texas Legislature following a special election and runoff against Brent Golemon (R-Bastrop) for House District 17, which includes Caldwell and...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays, Caldwell impose burn ban as drought conditions ease upward

With high winds and low humidity in the forecast, the Hays County Commissioners Court this week reinstated a ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county. Officials in Travis and Caldwell counties also imposed burn...

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Travis County officials confirm first case of Zika virus

Travis County health officials on Thursday confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in the county.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Petition may force vote on Austin regulations for Uber, Lyft

With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, a group backed by Uber and Lyft says it has collected enough signatures to overturn or force a public vote on the...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Texas attorney general unveils unit to fight human trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday announced a new unit in his office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

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