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May 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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BUSINESS
May 24, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
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.
NATIONAL
November 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
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.
NEWS
June 1, 2004 | Ashley Powers
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 | GEOFF BOUCHER
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.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NATIONAL
November 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1993 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the label on a long-neck bottle of Lone Star beer, this town's home-grown libation, is a declaration of independence of the kind peculiar to Texans: It claims the brew is "The National Beer of Texas." Well, if Texas were a sovereign nation--as it was from 1836 to 1845--then this part of the state would certainly be its version of California, at least as far as the emerging economic base.
NEWS
April 1, 1992 | KAREN BRANDON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Do you know who killed the girls?" The question haunts this city. For more than three months now, highway billboards, taxicab signs and flyers at restaurants and gas stations have carried on something of a nonstop public interrogation. And still no one has an answer to what people here call the "Yogurt Murders." The city has been filled with white ribbons and "We will not forget" mugs and buttons since four teen-age girls were shot in the head at an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!
NEWS
June 1, 2004 | Ashley Powers
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2003 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Jet by Day is a rock band in its "tweener" phase, big enough to score gigs outside its hometown of Athens, Ga., not big enough to draw much of a crowd. So two weeks ago, the band stuffed itself into a spartan van and set out for this Texas city to play a show that would last all of 45 minutes.
NEWS
January 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
President-elect George W. Bush moved out of the Texas Governor's Mansion on Monday as he prepared for life in the White House. "This is a sad moment for us," he said. "We've loved living here." Dozens of boxes were stacked nearly to the ceiling in a downstairs parlor and Bush talked briefly with reporters. Commercial movers were taking the family's boxed-up belongings from the 145-year-old white-columned Greek-revival mansion and loading them onto trucks.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER
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.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1993 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the label on a long-neck bottle of Lone Star beer, this town's home-grown libation, is a declaration of independence of the kind peculiar to Texans: It claims the brew is "The National Beer of Texas." Well, if Texas were a sovereign nation--as it was from 1836 to 1845--then this part of the state would certainly be its version of California, at least as far as the emerging economic base.
NEWS
January 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
President-elect George W. Bush moved out of the Texas Governor's Mansion on Monday as he prepared for life in the White House. "This is a sad moment for us," he said. "We've loved living here." Dozens of boxes were stacked nearly to the ceiling in a downstairs parlor and Bush talked briefly with reporters. Commercial movers were taking the family's boxed-up belongings from the 145-year-old white-columned Greek-revival mansion and loading them onto trucks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2003 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Jet by Day is a rock band in its "tweener" phase, big enough to score gigs outside its hometown of Athens, Ga., not big enough to draw much of a crowd. So two weeks ago, the band stuffed itself into a spartan van and set out for this Texas city to play a show that would last all of 45 minutes.
NEWS
April 1, 1992 | KAREN BRANDON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Do you know who killed the girls?" The question haunts this city. For more than three months now, highway billboards, taxicab signs and flyers at restaurants and gas stations have carried on something of a nonstop public interrogation. And still no one has an answer to what people here call the "Yogurt Murders." The city has been filled with white ribbons and "We will not forget" mugs and buttons since four teen-age girls were shot in the head at an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!
BUSINESS
September 6, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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