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Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas

Seton Healthcare Family

Health care technology for Austin on display

Seton Healthcare Family and Texans for Economic Progress teamed up July 29 to showcase ways to integrate innovative technologies into the developing medical district along I-35.

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City of Austin now accepts used, damaged electronics at drop-off recycling facility

Residents can now recycle used and damaged electronics through the city of Austin’s recycling facility. The service began in late July and is free for residents, Austin Resource Recovery Spokeswoman Lauren Hammond said. more »

Jul 30, 2014 Northwest Austin

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. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Transportation solutions advance

The challenge to make Austin more appealing to bicyclists and pedestrians has culminated in a collection of alternative transportation efforts. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Central Health plans downtown campus

Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, is discussing preliminary plans for its 14-acre portion of downtown Austin. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Travis County supports collaborating on water issues

After months of public conversations and planning, local officials are ready to form a regional board to address long-term water supply issues. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Name change pending for Del Curto Road park

Four of the seven City Council members voted June 26 in favor of naming a pocket park off of Del Curto Road after Tom Lasseter. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Austin City Council votes to end Secure Communities

A resolution City Council passed June 26 encourages the Travis County sheriff’s office to not enforce a program that targets undocumented immigrants. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

South Austin Community Garden has been so popular that a waiting list has been formed.

Courtesy The Denizen Condominium

South Austin condo development expands community garden

Since March, South Austin–area residents have utilized an expanded community garden next to The Denizen Condominiums. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Residential noise complaint garners Austin City Council attention

Loud music, grunting and heavy weights thudding against the ground are waking some Brentwood residents who live near a neighborhood CrossFit location. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

North Shoal Creek projects seek to slow drivers

Traffic-calming devices have been installed along Rockwood Lane with more to be constructed soon following neighborhood requests. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Austin Community College's newest campus at the former Highland Mall will open this fall.

Courtesy Austin Community College

ACC students to gain sneak peek into new Highland campus

Austin Community College students on July 23 will get a first look at the school’s newest campus in the former Highland Mall. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Central Austin

Construction was underway July 22 on the Austin ISD  Performing Arts Center, which is slated to be complete in November.

Joe Olivieri

Austin ISD aims to finish Performing Arts Center construction in 2014

Construction is well underway at Austin ISD’s new districtwide Performing Arts Center, where AISD students will be able to sing, dance, perform and display their art when it opens in 2015. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin-area home sales increased 13 percent in June as part of a record month.

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June home sales reach Austin-area record

The Austin-area real estate market continues to outpace last year’s success as single-family home sales increased 13 percent in June compared to 2013. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Central Austin

Little Barrel and Brown lit up on an Austin evening. The restaurant is located at 1716 South Congress Avenue.

Courtesy of Little Barrel and Brown's Facebook

South Congress Avenue restaurant to kick off Monday picnics

Little Barrel and Brown will host its first of many country picnics July 21. The restaurant will pay homage to country roots every Monday night with a southern inspired all-you-can-eat buffet for $25, cans of Lone Star for $2 and free live music. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Central Austin

Brentwood Park is 50-years-old and will receive a face lift thanks to the grant funds. The park is just south of the Crestview neighborhood line.

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Central Austin parks receive project grants

Brentwood, Rosewood and Boggy Creek parks will all receive funds from Austin Parks Foundation to help with projects. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Central Austin

University of Texas School of Nursing Family Wellness Clinic is located at 2901 NI35 Ste. 1.301 in Austin, Texas.

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UT School of Nursing receives money for wellness centers

The Family Wellness Clinic in East Austin and the Children’s Wellness Clinic in Del Valle provide health care for Central Texas residents who are low-income and uninsured. more »

Jul 17, 2014 Central Austin

Courtesy AT&T

AT&T announces location of new Center for Innovation

A new collaborative workspace called the AT&T Center for Innovation could open in downtown Austin as soon as early 2015. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Central Austin

"Food Network Star" Rodney Henry will bring Dangerously Delicious Pies to East Austin in mid- to late September.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: 'Food Network Star' bringing pie operation to Austin

Rodney Henry, a former contestant on “Food Network Star,” will expand his Dangerously Delicious Pies operation to Austin by mid- to late September. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Central Austin

Tunnel: Agility tunnels can be extended or shortened depending on a dog’s experience level.

Joe Lanane

Austin named DogTown USA

Dog Fancy Magazine awards the honor to a city every year based upon dog friendly accommodations such as centers, businesses, parks, legislation, veterinarians and more, according to a press release. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Central 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

The MetroRapid buses have a distinctive red and silver paint job.


New MetroRapid route to begin road tests

Capital Metro’s second MetroRapid line will begin road tests July 15. The road test will begin at 4:30 a.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. more »

Jul 11, 2014 Central Austin (2 Comments)

A look behind the dias as workers continue to take it apart piece by piece.

Jennifer Curington

Deconstruction begins on historic Austin City Council dais

Deconstruction of the Austin City Council dais began early July 9 to help accommodate the new 10-1 council system in which 10 district representatives and one mayor are voted to council. more »

Jul 10, 2014 Central Austin

IT technology company Rackspace Hosting could soon move into the old Highland Mall as part of a potential public-private partnership between Austin Community College and Austin developers Live Oak-Gottesman

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ACC to potentially partner with tech company at old Highland Mall

The first public-private partnership in Austin Community College history took a first step forward July 7. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

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

Frozen Treats Guide

We compiled a list of Austin businesses that offer frozen treats in air-conditioned settings

Austin Arts

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Skylark Lounge, hidden in plain sight along Airport Boulevard in East Austin, has become a cultural hub for music and other live entertainment.

Austin dining

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Clay Pit serves authentic Indian cuisine at its longtime Guadalupe Street location

Austin business

Photo by Pamela Power

Austin Sailboat Rentals is the only business along Lady Bird Lake to offer sailboating

Austin business briefs

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Learn more about #besomebody's new Austin-based social media platform, Beall Memorial Art's most famous sculptures and headstones, HomeAway's recent milestone and Southern Tradition Tailgating's new luxury service before University of Texas football games

Austin nonprofit

Photo by Fares Sabawi

Low-income residents facing hardships can gain support from the Texas Civil Rights Project

Recent Highlights

Photos courtesy Jim Innes

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.

Volunteer Guide

Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.

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