AUSTIN (AP) -- Construction is set to start next month on a new central library in Downtown Austin.
John Gillum, the library department official overseeing the project, tells the Austin American-Statesman that a ground-breaking ceremony is set for May 30. The 200,000-square-foot limestone and glass building is expected to open in 2016.
It will include an atrium, a street-level cafe, "reading porches" that overlook Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake and a rooftop garden.
Gillum says the six-story library will be "a destination."
The library is expected to cost $120 million, including money to build it, as well as outfit it with furniture, computers and new books and library materials. Most of the money will come from a 2006, voter-approved bond package.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.