Feb. 24, 2020

Pilots, activists urge Austin council to reject landfill expansion near airport

By Heather Osbourne
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at 10:53 AM Updated Feb 20, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Pilots and environmental advocates on Thursday urged Austin city leaders to reject the expansion of a landfill near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, fearing an increased danger of jets colliding with vultures and other birds drawn to the site.

Jeffrey Jacoby ...

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Feb. 17, 2020

Travis appraisal decision creates budget woes for schools

Millions of dollars for Austin-area schools are potentially in jeopardy in the wake of this week’s abrupt announcement that residential property values in the fast-growing region won’t be reappraised this year, throwing budget planning efforts into disarray and spurring calls for intervention by the Legislature.

“It would create a hole ...

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Feb. 11, 2020

Continental Automotive drives forward with 215K-sf plant

NEW BRAUNFELS (Connect Media) – Continental Automotive is developing a 215,000-sf manufacturing plant on 48 acres along Kohlenburg Rd. near I-35.

The $110 million facility will make products for advanced driver assistance systems. It will add 150 jobs. 

Construction begins later this year and will wrap up in ...

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Feb. 10, 2020

Austin’s Silicon Labs aims to become leader in Internet of Things technologies

Austin-based Silicon Labs says its optimism for 2020 is propelled by its mission to streamline the way everyday devices connect to the Internet.

In addition to a new security platform and service that Silicon Labs plans to introduce in the coming weeks, the company said it is planning to throw ...

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Feb. 3, 2020

Austin Business Journal hosts 'Austin 2040' to help people understand the growth we're seeing in Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — There's a big focus right now on Austin's future. How will we adapt and evolve to booming growth?

We've asked that question a lot in our Boomtown 2040 series. The Austin Business Journal (ABJ) tackled the topic with an event Friday morning.

You've ...

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Jan. 27, 2020

Texas economy adds 29,800 jobs in December

AUSTIN (Texas Workforce Commission) – Texas' unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a percentage point over the month to 3.5 percent in December, breaking a five-month streak of record-low unemployment, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. 

Texas employers added 29,800 jobs in December and 342,800 ...

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Jan. 21, 2020

Former Dallas Cowboys facility becoming housing project

IRVING – The former Dallas Cowboys practice grounds in Valley Ranch is becoming a new housing project called Legends Crossing.

The 36-acre project will add 251 units to Valley Ranch's current housing stock: 63 small-footprint bungalows, 86 townhomes, and 102 villas.

The community will include a trail system, community center, lawn care ...

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Jan. 13, 2020

TxDOT deactivating tens of thousands of TxTag accounts

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The TxDOT is planning to deactivate tens of thousands of TxTag accounts to upgrade the tolling system.

The move, that began in December 2019, is expected to affect 50,000 accounts.

It will only affect tags that begin with “00,” and TxDOT told KXAN those customers ...

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Jan. 8, 2020

We love our clients!

We are so thankful for our family and friends and all who chose us for their home-buying needs in all years past! We look forward to an amazing 2020 and are ready to help. Who do you know planning their next big step of buying a home? We would love ...

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Jan. 7, 2020

Work begins on 701 Rio in downtown Austin

​​​​AUSTIN (REBusiness Online) – Barings and B&Z Development LLC will break ground this week on 701 Rio, a 120,983-sf downtown office building.

The five-story building will be in the Original Austin neighborhood at Rio Grande and 7th Streets.

BGK is the architect, and Colorado-based Hensel Phelps is the general ...

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