CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2007 |
Travelers using John Wayne Airport will have another nonstop option starting in September. American Airlines is adding one direct flight a day between Orange County and Austin, Texas, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced Monday. Currently the airport offers nonstop flights to 23 destinations, spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said. The airport itself is also expanding, having begun construction in December on a parking garage and a third terminal to be completed by 2010. John Wayne handles about 9.
May 24, 1999 |
Commercial jets began flying this weekend from the $585-million Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the first new major airport in the U.S. since Denver International opened four years ago. The airport is part of Austin's plan to support its burgeoning high-technology industry and attract businesses to the region. The city is home to 1,200 high-tech companies; the headquarters of Dell Computer Corp., the biggest direct seller of personal computers, is in nearby Round Rock.
June 1, 2004 |
How, officials in Austin, Texas, wondered, do we lure business types away from their Palm Pilots and into downtown parks? Install free wireless Internet access. Let suited folk reply to e-mails with grass tickling their toes, oaks shadowing their screens, a fountain lapping nearby. Last month, service was launched in Republic Square Park, the first of four city parks that will house wireless access points in the Texas capitol. Austin joins parks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1997 |
Police Chief Stan Knee is among eight candidates being considered to lead the Austin police force, according to officials in that Texas city. The 24-year veteran of the Garden Grove force is among the candidates in the national search to select the top cop for the central Texas city of 466,000 residents, according to a memo Wednesday from Austin City Manager Jesus Garza.
September 6, 1991 |
The Resolution Trust Corp., environmentalists and public officials from Austin, Tex., are expected today to announce the first large-scale transfer of land from failed savings and loans to ecological uses. The $15.5-million deal--to set aside more than 10,000 acres of unsullied land that is home to seven endangered species--represents the first significant fruits of a campaign by environmental groups to salvage sensitive lands from the RTC's huge portfolio.
November 1, 2004 |
An Austin police officer died after she got out of her patrol car to chase a suspect on foot and was run over by the car, which was driven by her partner. Officer Amy Donovan was on patrol late Saturday when she and her partner, Officer Adrian Valdovino, saw someone engaged in "suspicious activity," said Police Chief Stan Knee. Donovan, 37, got out of the car to question the man, but he ran. Valdovino put the car in reverse to try to stop him and the car struck Donovan, Knee said.