Del Valle

A temporary CommUnityCare Health Center in a modular home in Hornsby Bend in Eastern Travis County.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Central Health announced it was buying land for a new health and wellness center in Southeast Travis County at the end of August, marking another step in the health care district’s efforts to improve access to care in the underserved area.

Nearly 2,000 books line the shelves of a makeshift library in East Travis County.
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When she’s not logging online to teach her class of third-graders reading and writing, Jennifer Martin has been doubling as a local librarian, offering some 2,000 books to neighborhood kids and teens — all from the garage of her East Travis County home.

Tesla has targeted an area off State Highway 130 and Harold Green Road as the site where it could build its electric truck factory.
Michael Minasi / KUT

Del Valle Independent School District’s board members agreed to a property tax abatement with Tesla, Inc., Thursday night.

The electric car maker is looking to build a $1 billion factory in Eastern Travis County. If the company meets all of the criteria while bringing its new factory online, it could save as much as $50 million in property taxes over 10 years.

Del Valle Community Coalition members Vanessa Fuentes, Susanna Woody and Tina Byram (left to right) distribute food at Del Valle High School on April 30. The coalition is aiding residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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Patricia King, de 72 años, quiere ver una tienda de alimentos en su comunidad antes de morir.

King ha vivido en Del Valle, un área no incorporada en el sudeste del condado de Travis, desde la década de 1980. Aunque ha crecido a lo largo de los años, y el supermercado H-E-B compró un terreno allí en 2016, todavía no ha visto a una tienda de alimentos abrirse camino en esta zona.

Del Valle Community Coalition members Vanessa Fuentes, Susanna Woody and Tina Byram (left to right) distribute food at Del Valle High School on April 30. The coalition is aiding residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Seventy-two-year-old Patricia King wants to see a grocery store in her community before she dies.

King has lived in Del Valle, an unincorporated area in southeastern Travis County, since the 1980s. Though it has grown over the years, and H-E-B purchased a tract of land there in 2016, she’s yet to see a store break ground. 

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Residents of the Stony Point neighborhood are still reeling after the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department turned roughly a dozen members of the community over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) late last month.

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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Religious leaders say residents of a Del Valle neighborhood are feeling targeted after more than a dozen people were turned over to immigration officials during a Bastrop County traffic sting last month.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT

For years, residents of Del Valle have been asking city leaders to bring a grocery store to their neighborhood. But it hasn’t happened. So why is it so hard to do?


View Proposed Roads Near F1 Racetrack in a larger map

Update: Travis County Commissioners have agreed to fund the construction of a new road in Del Valle near the Circuit of the Americas track using non-taxpayer approved bonds. Commissioner Margaret Gomez, who represents the area where the road will be built, says the project is critical for economic development.

A car accident involving a school bus in Del Valle sent 16 people to hospital, KVUE reports. Thirteen of them were students. The other three were in other vehicles involved in the crash.  Fifty-seven students were on the bus at the time, according to KXAN

KEYE tweets that Del Valle ISD says the bus was rear ended.