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.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.