ELROY, Texas (KXAN) - Actor Patrick Dempsey and Formula One racing legend Mario Andretti headed up an all-star line-up for a ribbon cutting at the Circuit of The Americas Formula One track in Elroy on Sunday, with less than a month to go before the first F1 race.
Racetrack fans ramped up the excitement over the track in advance of November's race, set for Nov. 16 - 18.
KXAN News Anchor Brian Sanders was among those who took a loop around the track, going upwards of 170 mph.
Austin's F1 boss Bobby Epstein said he's ready to see the excitement ramp up over the track, which was highly rated when it was inspected in September by F1 officials.
Meanwhile, last week F1 head Bernie Ecclestone canceled any plans for an F1 race to happen on the streets of New Jersey until 2014 . This makes the Austin race the only U.S. Grand Prix F1 race to be held in 2013.
Every seat around the track appears to have an unobstructed view, and giant screen televisions also will been the race in November.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools.
A 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner after the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
On Tuesday, Capital Metro will roll out it's new MetroRapid fleet and run multiple tests gearing up for its January 2014 debut.