Long-delayed U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride on Texas express
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities. Company officials say ...
Public schools: What to watch in next session
When Texas lawmakers come back to Austin in January, there will be a new governor who touts public schools as a top priority, and plenty of money in the state bank account. But that doesn?t mean everything will go smoothly as the 84th Legislature navigates public education policy.
Screening keeps Austin, America weird
Historian Douglas Brinkley says a showing of Sony's film in Austin helped keep the city weird -- and spotlighted the heroes who stood up for free expression
Texas Legislature unlikely to boost school funds in upcoming session
AUSTIN ? The lowest SAT scores in more than two decades. School funding that ranks Texas among the bottom five states. And oversized classes in nearly 1,300 elementary schools last year to save money.
Austin/99 work starts in 2015
The next big thing in Manteca ? Austin Road Business Park with its promise of 9,134 direct jobs ? is about to take its first physical step.
Opinion: Keep America weird
Most Americans are probably familiar with the T-Shirt slogan "Keep Austin Weird." Ever since Willie Nelson brought rednecks into an alliance with hippies back in the psychedelic '70s, Austin has milked its quirky libertarian spirit for a worldwide bonanza of free publicity. Both South by Southwest and "Austin City Limits" were born in the cradle of this stoner plea. But in recent years, the ...
Police investigating single car crash on Austin Road in Manchester
MANCHESTER--Law enforcement is currently investigating a crash on Austin Road that sent one man to the hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Fast-growing Texas schools still crave bond relief
[...] with the Legislature awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit against the state over $5.4 billion in education cuts in 2011, a coalition of 85 fast-growing school districts hopes 2015 is the year that lawmakers address the debt limit so that new facilities can be built, the Austin American-Statesman reported in a story published Friday (http://bit.ly/1zErA9H ). [...] school board members didn't ...
A Look at Austin's 2014 Music Moments
It was a year of highs and lows for the Austin music scene. Our Andy Langer looks back in this "Backstage Pass."
Redknapp confident QPR can stay up and keep Austin
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers' leading scorer Charlie Austin will not be sold in the January transfer window but his future depends on the club staying in the Premier League, manager Harry Redknapp said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Austin, whose 11 goals so far this season make him the league's top English scorer, has 18 months to run on his contract. "He?s not going ...