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Mayor Adler speaks at Austin chamber event

Jennifer Curington

Mayor outlines first three months in office during Austin chamber luncheon

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke to Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce members April 1.

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Two new television shows from ABC were recently filmed in Austin.

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Two new television shows film in Austin

The latest television show from creator Shonda Rhimes, of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, filmed in Austin last week. more »

Apr 1, 2015 11:00 AM Central Austin

L'Estelle Kitchen House & Yard is slated to open in July on Rainey Street.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: French bistro with southern twist to open on Rainey Street

Plans are in the works for a French-style bistro with a southern twist to open in July on Rainey Street. more »

Apr 1, 2015 9:14 AM Central Austin

Joel Rojo, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate and software developer, was one of three winners nationally of the CODE2040 Google for Entrepreneurs award.

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Google outreach program awards Austin tech entrepreneur

Austin entrepreneur Joel Rojo was was one of three people nationally to be awarded a Google residency program during South by Southwest. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:44 AM Central Austin

Austin ISD District 1 trustee Edmund Gordon was present at the board of trustees meeting March 30, 2015.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD to examine equity with self-assessment

The Austin ISD board of trustees approved a committee recommendation March 30 to move forward with a self-assessment on equity, diversity and inclusion in the district. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Austin City Council tries making good on promised changes

Promises of change that council members made on the campaign trail are still trying to be fulfilled with items up for consideration during the April 2 meeting. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:46 PM Central Austin

Recycled Reads offers hardcover, paperback and children's books for discounted prices.

Jennifer Curington

Recycled Reads lease renewed despite opposition

The Recycled Reads lease was renewed for another seven years despite consideration from some Austin City Council members to end or change the program. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:50 AM Central Austin

Capital Metro set another record-breaking year for South by Southwest ridership on its MetroRail and MetroRapid bus service with more than 100,000 boardings on both.

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Capital Metro sees 15 percent spike in MetroRapid, rail ridership during SXSW

Capital Metro set another record-breaking year in 2015 for South by Southwest ridership on its MetroRail and MetroRapid bus service. more »

Mar 31, 2015 9:33 AM Austin Metro 5 Comments

Central Austin teachers recognized as AISD teachers of the year

Three Central Austin teachers were honored March 27 as Austin ISD teachers of the year. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:36 AM Central Austin

Former No. 1 world tennis champion Andy Roddick will join the Austin Aces at the Cedar Park Center.

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Pro tennis team moves to UT campus

The Austin Aces professional tennis team will move to Central Austin for its 2015 season. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:08 AM Central Austin

Marc Ott, Austin City Manager, announces efforts to improve traffic congestion with Mayor Steve Adler and District 5 Councilwoman Ann Kitchen. Kitchen chairs the council's committee on mobility.

Jennifer Curington

Austin to implement new approaches to ease traffic congestion in April

Austin drivers will notice new approaches to reducing traffic congestion in the next two to three weeks. more »

Mar 27, 2015 10:08 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Melissa Borrell created GloWave, a temporary art piece that was showcased last year in Little Stacey Park.

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City asks Austin-area artists to submit temporary artwork proposals

The city is calling all Austin-area artists to submit proposals for temporary public artwork. more »

Mar 27, 2015 8:49 AM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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COUNCIL ROUNDUP: March 26, 2015

Highlights from Austin City Council's March 26, 2015 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2015 3:05 PM Central Austin

Mayor Steve Adler and the rest of Austin City Council have approved many changes to how the city government will operate, but those changes will not be implemented until April.

Jennifer Curington

Mayor Adler attempts to unclog permit backlog

The amount of city permits currently backlogged may be reduced in the near future. more »

Mar 25, 2015 5:31 PM Central Austin

Downtown Austin parking problem? Depends who you ask

Downtown Austin parking problems may be in the eye of the beholder, especially depending on where that beholder parks. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

Rainey Street history in the making

The Rainey Street corridor may be undergoing a major facelift, but the current construction is moving the area closer to aligning with the increased density outlined in its master plan. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

Growth not without struggle for Austin’s philanthropic groups

Most of Austin’s nonprofits are small, short on cash and operate without paid staff, according to a new report detailing the state of the city’s nonprofit sector. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Benny Madrigal, a triathelete for Team Novo Nordisk, hopes to help and educate other people with diabetes at upcoming expo.

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Event to help educate patrons about diabetes

Those with diabetes or who want to learn more about diabetes can attend an educational expo with a variety of sessions March 28. more »

Mar 27, 2015 2:11 PM Central Austin

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Courtesy Kumar Appaiah

Texas Water Day takes over Capitol on March 26

Nonprofit advocacy group Texas Water Foundation will host a Texas Water Day symposium at the Capitol Auditorium on March 26. more »

Mar 25, 2015 10:27 AM Central Austin

A member of The Thinkery staff helps children learn the basic skills of sewing in Space8.

Jennifer Curington

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Thinkery opens new space

The Thinkery, also known as Austin's Children Museum, will host a grand opening of its new exhibit March 28. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:59 AM Central Austin

Q&A with AISD superintendent

Photo by Joe Olivieri

New Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz speaks to Community Impact Newspaper about the school district.

Austin business

Photo by Joe Lanane

Springdale Farm is a 5-acre agriculture oasis in the heart of East Austin.

Austin dining

Photo by Joe Lanane

Due Forni is an authentic Italian restaurant in downtown Austin that first opened in Las Vegas.

SXSW 2015 Education and Interactive coverage

Here are some highlights of this year's SXSW festival.

Austin Arts

Esther's Follies co-owner Shannon Sedwick has kept the Austin staple running for 38 years.

Working in #ATX

Each month, we will provide perspective from one of Austin's top industries or work sectors.

2015 Fitness Guide

Renew those New Years resolutions using this guide.

Volunteer Guide

Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.

Higher Education Focus

Get updates on area colleges and universities. Also, learn information about Austin's trade school programs and the discounted services they offer area residents.

Education Focus—Austin ISD

Gain access to testing data and school feeder charts

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