CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin Begins Urban Trail Design on Abandoned Rail Corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more news


The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy of Austin Public Works)

Take a look at the five trending stories across Community impact journalcoverage areas in Texas through December 6.

Note: The following articles were published from December 3-5.

Central texas

City of Austin begins urban trail design on abandoned rail corridor

The City of Austin’s Urban Trail Program has begun designing an urban trail that would cross the Bergstrom Spur Corridor, according to a December 1 press release.

12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season

Visit Santa’s Ranch, see “Polar Express” in the park and more.

Greater Houston

City of Sugar Land opens its first “parklet” in the stores of the Williams Trace shopping center

The town of Sugar Land celebrated the unveiling of its first parklet – a street-side public seating area – at the Shops at Williams Trace on October 27.

TxDOT collecting public comments on proposed FM 1488 traffic lights, high median

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposed project to improve safety and traffic flow on FM 1488 between Mostyn Drive in Magnolia and I-45. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than December 22.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Half-Shells Oyster Bar and Grill moves to new location in Plano

According to management, the company will move in February and the new space will be larger than the current location.

Benton Graham, Laura Aebi, Erick Pirayesh, Anna Lotz and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.

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