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Code changes could shape Austin's future

Code changes could shape Austin’s future

For the first time in 30 years, Austin’s land development code is undergoing a comprehensive rewrite through a process dubbed CodeNEXT.

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Charles Schwab to potentially create 823 jobs, invest $210 million in Austin

The Charles Schwab Corp. plans to expand its presence in Austin by adding 823 new jobs and investing $210 million during the next 10 years, Gov. Rick Perry’s office announced July 24. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Northwest Austin (1 Comments)

Mundhenk named CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care

Rhonda Mundhenk has been named the permanent replacement for Pete Perialas as CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care, the health care provider announced July 24. more »

Jul 24, 2014 Georgetown

The Austin Board of Realtors is building its new headquarters at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road. The five-story building is 33,000 square feet and includes 2.5 levels of parking underground, two auditoriums and a members’ lounge.

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Spicewood Springs sees new construction

A 2.2-mile stretch of a Northwest Austin roadway has caught the attention of developers, who are planning four new projects. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin (1 Comments)

Natural Grocers Store Manager Shellie Hayes-McMahon assists customer Grethe Wik in the vitamin department.
The company offers organic and natural products, which have grown in demand in the Austin area.

Photo by Amy Denney

New grocery stores open access to food options

Store Manager Shellie Hayes-McMahon heads down an aisle at the Natural Grocers store near the Arboretum, straightening jars, cans and other products along the way. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Leander campus lands on ACC Prop. 1 bond

Leander will be home to a new $60 million Austin Community College campus if voters favor a bond initiative approved by the ACC board of trustees June 16. more »

Jul 16, 2014 , Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

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Analysis: Red Poppy Festival economic impact more than $2.5 million

In June, Georgetown city staff received the results of an economic impact analysis on the 2014 Red Poppy Festival, which estimate 45,000 people attended the event, including more than 23,000 out-of-town visitors who spent more than $2.5 million. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Georgetown

Miguel Ancira was a candidate for Austin City Council District 3.

Courtesy Miguel Ancira

Candidate drops out of District 3 council race

Candidate Miguel Ancira has decided to end his campaign for Austin City Council District 3, he told supporters in an email message July 15. more »

Jul 15, 2014 Southwest Austin

Sixth and Seventh Street will be greatly affected by wastewater pipe replacement in July.

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Downtown Austin pipe replacement to cause 'traffic disruptions'

Austin Water Utility work on Sixth and Seventh streets will close all or part of the roadways during parts of July. more »

Jul 15, 2014 Central Austin (2 Comments)

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, seen here at a March 31 board of trustees meeting, formally accepted a position with Atlanta Public Schools in April.

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Community to provide feedback on Austin ISD superintendent search

During public forums during the week of July 15–17, Austin ISD is seeking public input on its ongoing search for a new district superintendent. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Austin Metro

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, was hired as the new executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He will replace former executive director Maureen McCoy, who retired in February.

Courtesy Houston-Galveston Area Council

CAMPO announces new executive director

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, is returning to Austin to become executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

WilCo elected officials get salary increases

Williamson County commissioners voted on the salaries for elected officials in the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Georgetown (2 Comments)

Residential property values climb in Georgetown, WilCo

Most homeowners in Georgetown found their property value increased in 2013, according to data released by the Williamson Central Appraisal District. more »

Jul 9, 2014 , Georgetown (2 Comments)

Austin City Council, Capital Metro board endorse urban rail proposal

Included in Austin City Council’s unanimous approval June 26 of its 2014 Strategic Mobility Plan is the 9.5-mile urban rail project that would connect East Riverside Drive with Austin Community College’s Highland campus. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Austinites will celebrate Independence Day in a new location this year with a fireworks show at Circuit of The Americas.

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Austin to celebrate July 4 at new location

Celebrate America’s independence by starting the day with a morning 5K and ending it with a colorful bang, but make sure to have transportation plans. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Central Austin (2 Comments)

Round Rock City Manager Steve Norwood announced July 2 that he will resign from his position effective Sept. 30.

Courtesy city of Round Rock

Round Rock city manager announces resignation

Round Rock City Manager Steve Norwood announced July 2 that he will resign from his position effective Sept. 30. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Cities set strategies to direct business boom

Like all city economic development corporations, or EDCs, the EDCs of the Austin suburbs are tasked with selling businesses on relocating to their cities. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Five new businesses opening this summer at The Domain

Five businesses—including entertainment venue Punch Bowl Social—will be opening later this summer at The Domain. more »

Jun 30, 2014 Northwest Austin

thinkEAST will be a 24-acre community focused on creativity, affordability and encouraging economic development.

Jennifer Curington

Large financial award expected to spur creative community projects

The city of Austin has received $656,500 to bring more art to its streets and neighborhoods. more »

Jun 27, 2014 Central Austin

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