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Rendering, Project Connect station

The Austin City Council on Friday unanimously approved a measure to add to the November ballot the massive $7.1B "Project Connect," a 20-year overhaul of Austin's transit system that would include a new light rail and "rapid bus" lines.

The council plans to add it to the ballot in a formal order next week, members said. Then it's up to voters to decide whether to approve it.

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David Frost, 22, filmed Austin protester Justin Howell (left) being carried to medics after being shot in the head by an Austin police officer. Other officers then shot at the protesters as they approached, causing them to duck (right).

David Frost, 22, had never attended a protest before the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in May. Then the cell phone-wielding Austinite became a key player in a series of events that touched off major change in the Austin Police Department.

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New Tesla Gigafactory site in Austin, Texas

Developer Doug Launius said he knew 10 years ago that Southeast Austin was a place to invest: it's close to downtown and the airport; the land is relatively affordable; it is served by three major roadways—SH 71, SH 130 and FM 973; and the rolling hills are beautiful.

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New Tesla Gigafactory site in Austin, Texas

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Arrive at the site in Southeast Travis County where Tesla just announced it will be building a $1.1 billion Gigafactory, and you'll find 18-wheeler trucks running in and out of the property. See the area from above, and it's a flurry of activity.

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Apple Campus under construction in Austin

Apple is on its way to meeting a 2022 completion date for its new $1 billion Austin campus, aerial footage of construction shows.

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Austin bakery owner Natalie Sideserf posted a 48-second video on TikTok on April Fool's Day showing a series of hyperrealistic cakes she had made—a Filet-O-Fish, an onion, an oyster—being cut into. As the knife slices down, the viewer realizes they've been duped.

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Travis County commissioners approved a 20-year economic incentive agreement with the electric carmaker Tesla to bring a billion-dollar "Gigafactory" to a site in Southeast Austin.

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The Del Valle ISD school board approved an economic incentives agreement with Tesla, which has proposed to build a $1.1 billion Gigafactory in Southeast Travis County, at a meeting on July 9.

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