10,000 Guest Amphitheater Coming To Hutto
Hutto is expanding and with the expansion comes a $3.4 million amphitheater that will house around 10,000 guests. The city will pay for construction using bonds approved by the Hutto City Council last year, according to the Austin ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 19, 2018 in Austin Area News
UT Seeks Construction Firm to Expand Longhorn Stadium
The University of Texas has issued a request for qualifications to construction companies that have the capacity to renovate and expand Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The stadium is home to the Texas Longhorns football team and is ranked ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 18, 2018 in Austin Area News
Local Burger Chain to Expand Out of Austin
P. Terry's Burger Stand has taken Austin by storm being a local fan favorite. The ever-popular burger joint has grown to 14 locations across Austin since it started in 2005. That number will increase to 15 in early summer, as a location opens north ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on March 12, 2018 in Austin Area News
Popular Austin Attraction Approved for Demolition
The Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved the demolition of the concrete walls and slabs that make up the local attraction, Grafitti Park by an 8-0 vote. The Austin symbol and attraction is expected to be turned into a condo development....
Posted by Ricky Cain on February 5, 2018 in Austin Area News
University of Texas at Austin Claims the Most Advanced State-Run Earthquake Monitoring System
Scientific studies have established a strong link between a rash of earthquakes across Texas and new oil- and gas-related drilling techniques, and now the Lone Star State is equipped with one of the most cutting-edge methods in the country ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on November 8, 2017 in Austin Area News
Austin's New Central Library Grand Opening Scheduled for this Weekend
The City of Austin welcomes the new Austin Central Library as a place of consequence. With a build that greatly resembles Austin City Hall, the library is said to absorb the environment and takes its guests to unheralded heights.
Posted by Ricky Cain on October 25, 2017 in Austin Area News
Austin ISD's Plan to Boost Campus Ratings
Austin ISD puts forth plans to boost performance at four campuses that received negative ratings under the Texas Education Agency's accountability system. These plans were approved 8-0-1 at Monday nights board of trustees meeting.
Posted by Ricky Cain on October 24, 2017 in Austin Area News
Travis County Construction Projects Underway
A lot of exciting projects are underway in the Austin Area! Tens of millions of dollars of new construction ranging from apartment complexes in South Austin to a $10 million renovation to the UT Austin athletics facility.
The Texas Department ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on August 7, 2017 in Austin Area News
Ted Cruz to Hold Healthcare Discussion in Austin
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is headed to Austin Thursday evening to talk to veterans as part of his statewide tour to discuss his version of the proposed Senate health care plan. Sen. Cruz was invited by the Concerned Veterans for America to conduct a ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on July 6, 2017 in Austin Area News
Proposed Texas Triangle Hyperloop May Cut Down Travel Time from Austin to Dallas to 20 Minutes
Hyperloop One unveiled 11 potential projects April 6 during meetings with policy makers in Washington, D.C. The company also announced that it has finalized tube installation on its 1,650-foot-long DevLoop in the Las Vegas desert.
So far ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 12, 2017 in Austin Area News
Behemoth Development Project in West Austin Will Provide Thousands of New Homes and Business Centers
The Travis Country Commissioners Court has unanimously approved the master development plan for Thomas Ranch's Travis County portion. The 2,200-acre project will be the site for 3,300 new homes and apartments, as well as a marketplace, shops, ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on April 5, 2017 in Austin Area News
Promising New Austin Residential Developments are Seeking Affordable Housing Tax Credits in Exchange for Offering Affordable New Homes
Real estate developers are hoping that the Austin City Council will approve their move to support state affordable housing tax credits in the hopes of offsetting the building costs of nine new developments in the city.
The highly competitive 9 ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on February 1, 2017 in Austin Area News
Austin Invests in Pedestrian Safety
The Austin City Council recently approved the execution of a pedestrian safety project worth $1.9 million in an effort to install safety devices all around Austin. As traffic congestion worsens in the city due to its rapid development, citizens have ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 26, 2017 in Austin Area News
New Texas Laws You Should Be Aware of
The 84th Texas Legislature has passed three laws that began to take effect across the state last January 1. If you live in Texas, then this blog post is a must-read for you:
House Bill 257
The act, authored by Rep. Marsha Farney, R-Georgetown, ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on January 4, 2017 in Austin Area News
AUSTIN: Road Safety Preparations Underway for Labor Day Weekend
In an effort to keep motorists safe from the onslaught of traffic coming into the city for Labor Day weekend celebrations, Department of Public Safety Troopers will join local law enforcement in looking for drivers who disregard traffic laws. From ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on September 2, 2016 in Austin Area News
Dissecting Austin's Proposed $3.7 Billion Budget
The Austin City Council will discuss the city's proposed $3.7 billion budget over the coming weeks. The proposed budget for the fiscal year 2016-2017 was presented by City Manager Mark Ott and city staff last July 27 as the council convened for the ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on August 3, 2016 in Austin Area News
Austin Home Sales Rising; Suburbs Stand to Gain the Most
Residential real estate growth is becoming more and more evident in Austin as sales in the suburban periphery continue to rise. Sales that were once confined to downtown Austin are now radiating outward, as buyers look into investing in suburban ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on July 18, 2016 in Austin Area News
New in Austin: Construction of Surf Park is Making Waves
The NLand Surf Park is a 160-acre water park located near the intersection of Hwy 71 and Navarro Creek Road. Located close to the airport, the massive wave pool the size of nine football fields is truly an amazing sight for travellers, both in a ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on July 8, 2016 in Austin Area News
Lesser Property Taxes for Austin Residents as City Council Votes for Increased Homestead Exemption
The Austin City Council has finally voted in favor of increasing the homestead exemption from 6% to 8% this afternoon. The 2% increase in exemption means that owners of homes valued at $250,000 will save approximately $23 annually. The final ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on June 29, 2016 in Austin Area News
The $840 Billion Supreme Court Decision
Last week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality for LGBT couples may prove a boon to Austin real estate. Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, said that the LGBT community is "a powerful market ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on July 27, 2015 in Austin Area News