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3 takeaways from the June 11 Bastrop council meeting
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3 takeaways from the June 11 Bastrop council meeting

The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday gave its final approval to the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation's request to seek a $1.8 million loan...

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Illegal dumping: an ugly side of Lake Travis
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Illegal dumping: an ugly side of Lake Travis

Stephanie Fitzharris didn't like seeing the areas near her Cardinal Hills Estates neighborhood treated as dumping grounds. So she decided to do...

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Astro Records takes 'a leap of faith' in downtown Bastrop
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Astro Records takes 'a leap of faith' in downtown Bastrop

Kevin "Lippy" Mawby's grand opening of Astro Records in downtown Bastrop recently was an auspicious beginning for his new business. More than 100...

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Change ahead for two East Austin parks
News 1 week ago
Change ahead for two East Austin parks

As two East Austin parks face transformation, Austinites will have a chance this weekend to shape the future for Holly Point, near the...

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Bastrop consultants give first look at proposed building code
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Bastrop consultants give first look at proposed building code

Consultants revamping Bastrop's land-use rules gave an early look at the proposed building code that may ultimately guide new construction in the...

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Bastrop, Smithville urge governor to veto bill curbing cities' construction standards
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Bastrop, Smithville urge governor to veto bill curbing cities' construction standards

Bastrop and Smithville are joining a growing chorus of cities urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto House Bill 2439, which would limit cities' ability to...

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Austin neighborhood one of the friendliest in the U.S.
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Austin neighborhood one of the friendliest in the U.S.

Austin neighborhood one of the friendliest in the U. S. We all know Texas' state motto is friendship, and according to a new list, one of the...

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Open house Monday looks at Airport Boulevard improvements
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Open house Monday looks at Airport Boulevard improvements

The city of Austin's corridor program office will host an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with information on upcoming improvements to Airport...

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AG appeals Double Horn ruling
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AG appeals Double Horn ruling

After suffering a blistering defeat last month in a legal battle with the newly created city of Double Horn, the state attorney general's office...

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Westbank libraries: Won't you be our neighbor?
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Westbank libraries: Won't you be our neighbor?

Westbank libraries: In the age of technology with a growing demand for more digital formats and video-recorded programs, Westbank Community Library...

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Austin artists give street corners a makeover, tell community stories
News 3 weeks ago
Austin artists give street corners a makeover, tell community stories

When Austin-based stencil artist Eleanor Herasimchuck, better known as Niz, recently painted a traffic signal cabinet on the corner of East...

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County open to talking to city about sale of Palm School
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County open to talking to city about sale of Palm School

Travis County would welcome selling the historic Palm School to the city of Austin - for the right price - or to a private developer who commits to...

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Bastrop EDC ditches public-private partnership, seeks $1.8M loan to develop downtown lot
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Bastrop EDC ditches public-private partnership, seeks $1.8M loan to develop downtown lot

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is ditching its plans to redevelop the empty lot at 921 Main Street through a public-private...

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Smithville approves variance for digital billboard along Texas 71
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Smithville approves variance for digital billboard along Texas 71

The Smithville City Council on May 13 approved a variance and a development agreement for a digital billboard at the Subway restaurant along Texas...

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Construction begins Monday on Guadalupe, Lavaca streets
News 4 weeks ago
Construction begins Monday on Guadalupe, Lavaca streets

Construction will begin Monday on transit improvements to Guadalupe and Lavaca streets. That will be preceded by a 24-hour lane closure on...

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Rollingwood should optimize commercial corridor
News 1 month ago
Rollingwood should optimize commercial corridor

A topic on everyone's mind across Central Texas, and especially in Rollingwood, is affordability. How do we keep Rollingwood a place that people...

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183-A frontage roads coming to Cedar Park
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183-A frontage roads coming to Cedar Park

Cedar Park can now check one of its top transportation goals off its list. Last week, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization allocated...

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City Council enacts building bonuses to boost affordable housing
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City Council enacts building bonuses to boost affordable housing

The Austin City Council enacted a city-wide program Thursday that encourages developers to build more affordable housing by allowing them to...

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City Council restarts land development overhaul with pivotal vote
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City Council restarts land development overhaul with pivotal vote

The Austin City Council took a pivotal vote late Thursday that officially restarts city's overhaul of the its outdated land development code. The...

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Austin council restarts land development overhaul with pivotal vote
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Austin council restarts land development overhaul with pivotal vote

The Austin City Council took a pivotal vote late Thursday that officially restarts city's overhaul of the its outdated land development code. The...

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Residents review options for Loop 360
News 1 month ago
Residents review options for Loop 360

Safer bike lanes, dedicated right turn lanes and an underpass are proposed to be constructed on Westlake Drive at Capital of Texas Highway (Loop...

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Lakeway heading to district court with Cherry Knoll over 2015 land settlement
News 1 month ago
Lakeway heading to district court with Cherry Knoll over 2015 land settlement

The U. S.Court of Appeals ruled April 22 that claims filed against the City of Lakeway by Cherry Knoll, LLC, alleging a taking of property proposed...

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Bee Cave OKs road maintenance plan, name changes
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Bee Cave OKs road maintenance plan, name changes

Responding to complaints from drivers about paving material on Bee Cave roads, the city will pave approximately 10 miles of roads this summer with...

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Texas 71 a deadly concern in Spicewood
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Texas 71 a deadly concern in Spicewood

Ongoing safety concerns with Texas 71, the road Spicewood residents refer to as the "highway of death," drew people to the Spicewood Community...

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Bee Cave's growth challenges require reason
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Bee Cave's growth challenges require reason

It's no secret that pleasing everyone is unrealistic, and in public service, that is probably more obvious than in many other walks of life. Take...

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Lake Travis school zone changes worry parents
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Lake Travis school zone changes worry parents

Rough Hollow residents expressed frustrations after proposed attendance zone realignments show that Lakeway neighborhood would be divided between...

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Mixed-use neighborhood ranked best place to live in Austin
News 2 months ago
Mixed-use neighborhood ranked best place to live in Austin

Turns out Austin's top neighborhood is only a few miles north of downtown. The lifestyle-ranking website Niche released its annual list of "Best...

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Baseball scouting group moving to Hutto in city's largest development deal
News 2 months ago
Baseball scouting group moving to Hutto in city's largest development deal

Perfect Game, a baseball scouting organization, is moving its national headquarters to Hutto in what the city described as the single largest...

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'Pay what you want' offer reinvigorates Bastrop's Pine Forest Golf Club
News 2 months ago
'Pay what you want' offer reinvigorates Bastrop's Pine Forest Golf Club

It took just a Facebook post to breathe new life into the Pine Forest Golf Club. Last month, the golf club's new owner, David Buttross, asked the...

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Council delays vote on Lakeway store permit
News 2 months ago
Council delays vote on Lakeway store permit

The Lakeway City Council on Monday unanimously voted to table a request for a permit that would have paved the way for a convenience store at the...

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