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Waller Creek project proceeds with new leader

Waller Creek project proceeds with new leader

Energized by new leadership, the nonprofit Waller Creek Conservancy is ready to ramp up efforts to redevelop the mile-and-a-half creek along downtown’s east side.

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Overnight concrete pouring debate highlights downtown Austin growing pains

Two of the city’s biggest stakeholders are at odds over whether to allow overnight concrete pouring at downtown Austin construction sites. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Long-range improvements are planned for the park.

Gene Davis

Volunteers to help with spring cleaning of Austin parks

Parks across Austin are currently looking for volunteers to lend a hand for It’s My Park Day projects. more »

Feb 27, 2015 3:01 PM Central Austin

An ordinance is being developed that would change how adult oriented businesses are approved in downtown Austin.

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City Council considers changes to granting Downtown Austin adult-oriented business permits

Currently, adult oriented businesses are allowed in the Central Business District and Downtown Mixed Use zones unless it is located within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, parks and playgrounds, or licensed day-care facilities. more »

Feb 26, 2015 7:21 PM Central Austin

Luci Miller, center of bottom row, with some of her Miller Imaging & Digital Solutions team.

Courtesy Miller IDS

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Family-run Austin business rebrands, relocates

An Austin business coming up on its 100-year anniversary has rebranded and relocated to start a new chapter. more »

Feb 26, 2015 9:31 AM Central Austin

Austin Police Department asks for changes to towing services

Austin Police Department is seeking Austin City Council approval to change the way they tow cars in the city that could shorten wait times for tow trucks. more »

Feb 25, 2015 8:27 AM Central Austin 2 Comments

Texas Advocacy Project kicks off the eighth annual Handbags for Hope charity drive on Feb. 25 lasting until April 6.

Courtesy of Texas Advocacy Project

Austin nonprofit asks for handbag donations to help victims of abuse

An Austin organization on Feb. 25 launched its eighth annual philanthropic event that aims to collect handbags for victims of domestic violence. more »

Feb 25, 2015 8:35 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

Photo courtesy City of Austin

UPDATED: City Council stalls many agenda items, sends to council committees

Various members of Austin City Council voiced desire to pull items from the Feb. 26 meeting agenda and send it to the appropriate council committee before taking a full council vote. more »

Feb 24, 2015 3:57 PM Central Austin

Both the price and number of single family homes sold in January 2015 were higher than that of January 2014, according to data from ABoR.

Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors

ABoR: Austin-area home prices, sales increased in January

Austin Board of Realtors released January housing market data Feb. 20 marking the fifth consecutive month of home sale prices increasing compared to the prior year. more »

Feb 20, 2015 11:25 AM Central Austin

Parent group calls for investigation of Austin ISD superintendent search

Parent group Coalition Strengthen Austin Urban Schools, or SAUS, filed a request with the Travis County Special Prosecution Division this week to investigate “unethical actions” by the Austin ISD board of trustees during its superintendent search. more »

Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro 3 Comments

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Courtesy LBJ Presidential Library

What to do in Austin this week: Feb. 23–March 1

Find out what's happening in Central Austin this week. more »

Feb 23, 2015 10:41 AM Central Austin

Update: Austin ISD cancels after-school activities

Austin ISD will operate on its regular schedule Feb. 23 and continue to monitor weather to determine whether inclement weather will affect tomorrow's schedule, according to a district statement. more »

Feb 23, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Tesla has charging stations located throughout Texas, including this one at the San Marcos Outlets. New legislation in the Texas House and Senate would allow the company to sell its cars directly to Texas consumers.

Brett Thorne

Texas legislators file bill opening door for Tesla sales in Texas

If a group of state representatives and senators get their way, Texans may soon be able to buy Tesla vehicles and other new automobiles directly from manufacturers. more »

Feb 20, 2015 3:05 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Surveys that neighboring residents and interested parties filled out in regards to development at the property along Bull Creek Road showed that responders would prefer high density options on the west side of the project and low density on the east side. These two levels of density would blend and mix along the middle of the project.

Courtesy Milestone Community Builders

Bull Creek Road development plans to be released in March

The team behind a planned development along Bull Creek Road is preparing to reveal site plans after receiving community feedback. more »

Feb 20, 2015 2:08 PM Central Austin

Austin-based architecture and design firm Noack Little joined ONE Global Design, an international industry-based network.

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International architecture network launches with Austin-based firm

A new network of architects and interior designers launched in February and includes an award-winning firm based in Austin. more »

Feb 20, 2015 8:27 AM Central Austin

The "Homeless Jesus" statue was installed on the church grounds in February and a dedication ceremony will take place Feb. 26.

Courtesy Central Presbyterian Church

'Homeless Jesus' finds home in downtown Austin

​The statue of a homeless man wrapped in a blanket with holes in his feet from crucifixion was permanently installed at Central Presbyterian in February. more »

Feb 20, 2015 7:31 AM Central Austin

Chefs at Burger Bar prepare snack size cheeseburgers and vanilla ice cream. Burger Bar opened Feb. 13 outside of JW Marriott.

Jennifer Curington

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Doors open at three JW Marriott Austin restaurants

Three restaurants in the JW Marriott opened their doors to patrons Feb. 13, each with its own flare and flavors. more »

Feb 18, 2015 1:01 PM Central Austin

Camp Sloop is a website that hosts information on summer camps taking place from Georgetown to New Braunfels.

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Austin-area families invited to Feb. 22 summer camp fair

Camp Sloop, founded by Rebecca Cole and Rebecca D'Amico, provides camp organizations a free way to list their events and parents a free way to search for area summer camps. more »

Feb 18, 2015 10:00 AM Central Austin

B'nai Abraham Brenham Historic Synagogue was relocated Feb. 13 to the Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Austin from Brenham. The synagogue was built in 1893.

Amy Denney

Shalom Austin relocates 122-year-old synagogue from Brenham to Austin campus

Shalom Austin is restoring an Orthodox Jewish synagogue it relocated Feb. 13 to its Austin campus from Brenham. more »

Feb 18, 2015 10:43 AM Northwest Austin

A survey asks members of downtown Austin's entertainment industry about their parking needs and concerns.

Courtesy ATX Safer Streets

Transportation advocacy group releases 2015 goals

​Nearing its one-year anniversary, transportation advocacy group ATX Safer Streets provided an overview Feb. 2 of its anticipated efforts for this year. more »

Feb 17, 2015 1:33 PM Central Austin

Austin Arts

Photo by Joe Lanane

Learn how a new public art project is enabling many Austinites to talk to inanimate objects throughout the city.

Austin dining

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Lucy's Fried Chicken anticipates opening a third location in the near future.

Austin business

Photo by Joe Lanane

Austin Spy Shop offers GPS trackers and hidden cameras, including some stealthy options hidden inside Austin works of art.

February 2015 Business Briefs

Courtesy Dylan Benjamin

Two Austin businesses help local residents explore the city in new ways.

Working in #ATX

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

Nonprofit Roundup

Photo by Joe Lanane

Learn more about I Live Here, I Give Here, the group that organizes Amplify Austin each year. There is more information about Austin's philanthropic efforts in this month's roundup.

At the Capitol

News from the 84th Texas Legislature

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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