Harold Green Road is now officially Tesla Road.
The Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a request from Tesla on Tuesday to rename the road in front of the Gigafactory along Texas 130 in the county’s southeastern region. In previous weeks, a Tesla Road sign for exit 446 has stood without that road technically existing.
“This is just a road, not a tunnel?” Judge Andy Brown joked, referring to one of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s other ventures, the Boring Company, which is working on building underground tunnels.
During the meeting, it was noted there are plans to create a new Harold Green Road north of Giga Texas.
Anna Bowlin, division director of development services in the county, said she wasn’t aware of objections to the name change. “I have had some people reach out and tell me the history of Harold Green Road.”
The road name has existed since 1976, according to the Austin American-Statesman, and was named after a local dairy farmer and rancher who died in 1992.
Another key part of making the road name change, Bowlin said, was ensuring the name is unique and meets guidelines for 911 emergencies and approved by the City of Austin.
The $1.1 billion factory, which will likely start production of Texas-made Teslas in the coming days, now has the address of 13101 Tesla Road and Google Maps has been updated to reflect the change.
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Arch Manning, the latest prospect in the Manning football family and No. 1 recruit in the class of 2023, has committed to the University of Texas.
Manning is the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning and the son of Cooper Manning, a former wide receiver for Ole Miss. The Manning football legacy began with Archie Manning, Arch Manning's grandfather and namesake who played for the New Orleans Saints throughout the 1970s.
Committed to the University of Texas. #HookEmpic.twitter.com/jHYbjBaF5K
— Arch Manning (@ArchManning) June 23, 2022
Manning joins head Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian's program after a disappointing 5-7 first season. Manning, who has been the starting quarterback at New Orlean's Newman High School since he was a freshman, was the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class, according to 247sports.
Manning had plenty of SEC suitors, including Georgia, Alabama and LSU, but committed to Texas after a recent visit to Austin.
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The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force has found the Jeep belonging to Kaitlin Armstrong, the accused murderer of professional cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson.
Armstrong is suspected to have killed Wilson—who was visiting Austin for a race in Hico, Texas last month—in a crime of passion after Wilson met up with her short-term ex-boyfriend Colin Strickland.
The Task Force said the black Jeep Cherokee was sold to a South Austin CarMax dealership on May 13, one day after being questioned by the Austin Police Department, for $12,200.
Armstrong was spotted at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport the next day, en route to LaGuardia Airport, but officials said they lost her trail after she was dropped off at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18.
Investigators were unable to find any flight reservations under the name “Kaitlin Armstrong” and believe she may be using her sister’s name, Christine.
The case has been designated as a U.S. Marshals Service major case, which brings in more resources to the investigation; officials consider Armstrong dangerous. According to an anonymous tipster, Armstrong became “furious,” when she found out about Wilson and Strickland’s meeting and wanted to “kill” her.
Authorities believe the longer Armstrong is evading arrest, the more dangerous she may become, so anyone who sees her is encouraged to call 911 instead of approaching her. A $6,000 reward, along with an additional $15,000 from an anonymous donor, has been issued for information leading to her capture.