The Austin Board of Realtors cites rising home prices as the reason for a second-consecutive month of declining home sales.more »
Designers from the TV show “Project Runway” are scheduled to showcase their new clothing lines at a fashion show fundraiser Oct. 3 for nonprofit BiGAUSTIN. more »
Representatives from health care sectors in seven counties in Central Texas gathered Sept. 16 to discuss ideas about how to better engage and provide more personal care to patients. more »
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Capital Metro teamed up Sept. 16 to announce new efforts to combat traffic congestion beginning with public transit discounts. more »
A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »
City officials on Sept. 8 advanced efforts to build a PGA-quality golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin where there are 735 acres long earmarked for golf use. more »
Cities located in the Austin urbanized area but outside Capital Metro’s service area will now be able to access federal transit dollars designated for transit services in the region. more »
Austin City Council kicked off the first of possibly three days of budget deliberations Sept. 8 with the mayor trying to shoot down projects that would increase city spending. more »
The Austin ISD board of trustees moved the deadline for applications for district superintendent to Oct. 20. The board plans to discuss its ongoing search for a new superintendent at upcoming meetings. more »
The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting three open house events Sept. 9–11 to unveil proposals for improving mobility on I-35. more »
An art exhibit made using 1,500 used plastic bottles was completed Sept. 4 along a Waller Creek pedestrian bridge. more »
Maximum Taekwondo and Yoga will host its grand opening on Sept. 27 at 6929 Airport Blvd St. 146. Brad Perkins decided to open the business to promote his anti-bullying stance and offer a place of healing for those dealing with life issues. more »
Five Austin mayoral candidates told an audience at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema how they would address child care, affordability and other Austin-based concerns. more »
The need to increase student attendance in Central Texas schools was the focus of a rally Sept. 3 organized by local nonprofit E3 Alliance. more »
Canine Soldiers, which features footage of US Army soldiers and their dogs in battle, is directed and produced by Nancy Schiesari. A 12 minute clip of the film will be previewed on Sept. 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. more »
Seton Healthcare Family celebrated Aug. 26 the beginning of construction on its new teaching hospital, which is expected to commence in the coming weeks. more »
An Aug. 26 urban rail town hall meeting brought out debate about where to put rail in Austin and what populations to serve. more »
The Austin ISD board of trustees on Aug. 26 approved the district’s $1.05 billion budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2015 following local education leaders’ call for a change in the way the state provides funding for the district. more »
What started as a family-owned feed and seed company has expanded to become Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile, which opened Aug. 20 at 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. more »
Area drivers may be hoping ongoing proposals to change the Central Austin portion of I-35 will help fix the highway’s increasing congestion problems, but Texas Department of Transportation officials said an immediate reduction in traffic is unlikely. more »
A neighborhood campaign to raise money for Ramsey Park improvements is getting closer to its $480,000 goal. more »
A pending Austin City Council resolution may help create more solar energy supply for Austin Energy consumers, the city announced Aug. 26. more »
Eighteen candidates filed for a seat on the Austin ISD board of trustees by the filing deadline Aug. 18. more »
The city of Austin’s public transit agency, Capital Metro, plans to use almost $43.2 million from its reserves to maintain a balanced budget of $322.1 million for fiscal year 2015. more »
Four Austin-area grillers will make national television appearances on an upcoming episode of “American Grilled” from Travel Channel. more »
Austin continues to put itself at the forefront of the creative placemaking movement, this time with a series of speakers coming to town. more »
10-1 Austin City Council redistricting
New monthly series highlights many of the top issues facing upcoming Austin City Council candidates and offers profiles of each of the new council districts
Budget breakdown FY2014–15
Learn more about this year's city of Austin budget proposal.
Higher Education Focus
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Each month, we will update readers about road construction projects in various stages of planning.
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Learn more about the French Legation Museum, a hidden cultural gem in East Austin.
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Burnet Road staple The Pit Barbeque has used the same pit since the 1970s.
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East End Wines strives to provide an expansive collection of new and familiar wines.
Austin business briefs
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An Austin dog-walking service and a small-business shipping solution are highlighted in this month's Business Briefs.
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National Alliance for Mental Illness celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
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See photos from the June 7 debut of Austin's newest attraction, The Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake
Austin quality-of-life surveys
Learn what Austinites think of Austin in two recent survey results
Inside Info: MetroRapid
Learn more about Capital Metro’s newest bus system, MetroRapid.
Frozen Treats Guide
We compiled a list of Austin businesses that offer frozen treats in air-conditioned settings
2014–15 Healthcare Directory
Stories, news briefs and local doctor and hospital listings in Central Austin
Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.