Details About Tucson's New Indoor Football Team to Be Announced Tomorrow

The public is invited to attend a news conference/welcome tomorrow, Aug. 23, to introduce Tucson's new indoor football team that will play at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).

During the 1:30-2:30 p.m. event at the Tucson Arena, the team will announce the league in which it will play, outline its short- and long-range plans, give a vision of what fans will see, and describe the process to name the team.

Travel Restrictions on Stone Avenue and on Grant Road This Thursday and Friday

Starting tomorrow, Aug. 23, construction crews will prepare for final paving operations on sections of Stone Avenue and Grant Road. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Stone Avenue, from Alturas Street to Grant Road, and on Grant Road at Hampton Avenue and at Santa Rita Avenue.

On Friday, similar restrictions will be in place to allow crews to remove asphalt on Stone Avenue and on Grant Road at these locations. The speed limit in the construction zones will be reduced to 25 mph.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series Continues Tomorrow

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting for two more Thursday nights at 7:30 in the Tucson Museum of Art's Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings at the movies for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Tomorrow's movie is The Cat and the Canary (1939), starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.

Celebrate Tucson's 243rd Birthday Today

A birthday party and happy hour tonight at La Cocina Restaurant will mark the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the Tucson Presidio.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be a special guest at the 5-7:30 p.m. event that features Pima County District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías as the emcee. There will be free birthday cake and live entertainment on the La Cocina stage.

TV Station Showcases City's Rainwater Harvesting at Construction Sites

A KGUN 9 news segment over the weekend spotlighted the City of Tucson’s policy of water harvesting at all construction projects. Water harvesting on new roadway construction sites utilizes runoff from rainwater for supplemental watering of plant materials and removes nuisance water that can occur with ponding and drainage issues.

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Texas Instruments to Expand in Tucson

Texas Instruments Inc. announced this week that it plans to build a new facility in Tucson. The total capital investment of the project, which will be up to 125,000 square feet on now-vacant land at the Williams Centre, is projected at a little more than $29 million.

The global semiconductor design and manufacturing company said it plans to add 35 jobs within the next five years that will pay average salaries of $143,000 and have an overall economic impact of $68 million over that time.