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Sept. 9, 2019

Taxpayer-funded TRS won’t say how much it’s spending on office space

 

When construction of what will be the tallest office tower in downtown Austin is finished in 2021, the taxpayer-funded state agency charged with overseeing retirement benefits for about 1.6 million Texas teachers and school employees will be ...

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Sept. 3, 2019

TxDOT approves $77B congestion, safety plan

 

 

 

AUSTIN (Texas Department of Transportation) – ​The Texas Transportation Commission has unanimously approved a $77 billion 2020 Unified Transportation Plan to improve safety, address congestion and connectivity, and preserve roadways throughout the state over the ne​xt ten years. 

Around $28 billion will be allocated to ...

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Aug. 29, 2019

Matthew McConaughey Joins Moody College Faculty

AUSTIN, Texas — In recognition of his outstanding work as a teacher and mentor to University of Texas students, and with respect to his career as an award-winning actor and producer, Matthew McConaughey has been appointed as a professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication starting in the ...

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Aug. 20, 2019

AISD classes begin as school closure recommendations loom Sept. 6

by: Candy Rodriguez

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 / 05:59 AM CDT Updated: Aug 20, 2019 / 09:47 AM

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tens of thousands of Austin Independent School District students returned to class Tuesday. For many students, teachers and administrators, it could be the last year in their ...

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Aug. 13, 2019

Austin making room for 17-story office project

AUSTIN (Connect Media) – Demolition is underway on the 1.2-acre Block 164 where an existing three-story building will be replaced by a 17-story office building.

Located near the former University Medical Center Brackenridge, the downtown building will house some University of Texas Dell Medical School operations, among​ other tenants ...

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Aug. 12, 2019

City of Austin - Park Fire Restrictions Effective August 12

Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preservespursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025effective immediately and until further notice ...

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July 29, 2019

Cookies anyone?

Tiff’s Treats to open July 29 on Springtown Way in San Marcos

By Hojun Choi   |  9:29 am July 25, 2019 CDT

 

Tiff’s Treats, an Austin-born baked goods delivery shop, is opening its first location in San Marcos July 29 at 200 Springtown Way. The store, located on the ...

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July 23, 2019

Texas unemployment breaks all-time low record . . . again

AUSTIN (Texas Workforce Commission) – After shattering the all-time low in May, Texas' unemployment rate hit 3.4 percent in June 2019. That's the lowest it has been since the Texas ​Workforce Commission began tracking the data in 1976. 

​Last month marked the 110th consecutive month of annual ...

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July 10, 2019

UT draws from oil money to give free tuition for families earning up to $65K

by: Alyssa Goard

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 / 03:21 PM CDT Updated: Jul 9, 2019 / 07:03 PM CDT

Austin (KXAN) — A unanimous vote by higher education leaders Tuesday means that tuition at the University of Texas at Austin will be effectively free for students ...

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June 25, 2019

Dallas Fed: Texas job growth remains steady

​​​​DALLAS (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) – Texas employment will grow 2.3 percent this year, according to the Texas Employment Forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 

Based on the forecast, the state will add 292,100 jobs this year. Employment in December 2019 will reach 12 ...

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