Latest Headlines for Thursday, January 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Oak Hill Parkway project approved for construction

The Oak Hill Parkway project was added to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program by unanimous vote at the Transportation Policy Board meeting Monday evening. The decision places the 12-lane elevated highway at the congested intersection…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Mose Buchele

Scientists discover three new species of salamander in Central Texas

A team of biologists announced this week they’d found three new species of rare salamanders in Central Texas. The discovery of any new species is big news in science, but in Texas – where the fate of salamanders and people…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment rules: A private boat dock may not block public waters

Houses along Lake Austin are coveted pieces of property whose main focal point is the water. Some homes are even lucky enough to have inlet coves creep into their properties for their near-private use.However, when a home has a boat…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Conley to resign as CAMPO chairman

Before adjourning Monday’s meeting of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, chair Will Conley, who has held the chairmanship since first being elected in January 2012, announced his intention to resign from the Transportation Policy Board in the coming weeks.Citing…

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Disability committee wants study to bring attention, dollars to issues

The Mayor’s Committee for People With Disabilities has asked city staff to begin gathering information on how to commission a comprehensive report on the quality of life of and prominent issues facing the city’s disabled community.The committee voted unanimously at…

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Jack Craver

Legal questions swirl around soccer stadium petition

The organizers of an initiative aimed at stopping the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium in North Central Austin say that the city must hold an election on the matter in May, despite contrary claims from city attorneys.Last week,…