As far back as the 1830s, Austin has had a plan to guide its growth.
And, like Austin itself, the plans has shifted and changed as the city's needs and its self-image have shifted and changed.
These archived photos and renderings help illustrate where Austin has been, from the unpaved grid of streets south of where the state Capitol stands to today to the maze of freeway interchanges and the still-developing commuter rail lines that will tie downtown to the suburbs.
On Wednesday, KXAN News, in partnership with Leadership Austin and Community Impact Newspaper, launch ATXpansion, a series of town hall meetings with stakeholders, decision-makers and commuters to further explore how Austin plans to grow into the 21st century.
The town hall meeting at Huston-Tillotson University will air live on KXAN from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and stream live on www.kxan.com . Leading up to the first town hall meeting, KXAN News will air an in-depth presentation surrounding the area's top growth topics at 6:30 p.m.
Mack Brown's attorney and the university's new athletics director say the Texas coach has not resigned, denying a report that Brown was ready to step down after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.
A large majority of the crowd that poured into Austin City Hall on Tuesday night was disappointed with the Parks and Recreation Department's decision to approve a smaller off leash area at Auditorium Shores.
The top prosecutor in Travis County found herself on the witness stand Tuesday to answer questions about her professional and personal history along with her history of alcohol.
A proposal to build a highway in south Austin is getting mixed reviews from neighbors.
An Austin man has been convicted in a human smuggling case in which a teen says she was forced to wear revealing clothes and sexually assaulted while bound for New Jersey.
An historic early December cold spell is slowly waning, but temperatures will remain well below average for a couple more days.