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Austin City Council—Nov. 20

The council has a busy day scheduled, with 182 agenda items scheduled for its Nov. 20 meeting.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Sustainable coffee filter factory opens in Austin

CoffeeSock hosted an open house Nov. 14 to introduce Austin to its new factory location where it creates reusable coffee filters. more »

Nov 19, 2014 2:42 PM Central Austin

Austin ISD administrators, trustees, educators and students were among those who broke ground Nov. 19 on the school district's new Applied Technology Center, which is located adjacent to the Anderson High School campus.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD breaks ground on districtwide Applied Technology Center

Austin ISD officials broke ground Nov. 19 at the site of the district’s new Applied Technology Center, which is situated on the northeast side of Anderson High School, located at 8403 Mesa Drive. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:15 PM Austin Metro

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

MoPac contractor adds construction workers to offset delays

After announcing the MoPac improvement project was about three weeks behind schedule in October, contractor CH2M Hill said the company has increased the number of construction workers onsite by 40 percent since late September. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:34 AM Northwest Austin

A 1968 city of Austin rendering of a proposed golf course on Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park land serves as one visual aid during a Nov. 17 open house that allowed the public to provide input about a proposed East Austin golf course. Kevin Gomillion, golf division manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks with members of the public nearby the exhibit.

Joe Lanane

Pro golf course proposal seeks final council approval Nov. 20

Developers of a proposed pro-quality golf course facility and city of Austin park officials were on hand Nov. 17 to answer questions about the East Austin project, which could gain final City Council approval Nov. 20. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:10 AM Central Austin

At the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 State of Education event Nov. 17, Isabel Shelton, director of education and talent alignment, presented Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz with several awards recognizing the achievements of district schools.

Kelli Weldon

State of Education focuses on college enrollment, STEM opportunities

Boosting college enrollment and encouraging students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields were key topics discussed as part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education on Nov. 17. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

A certified consultant with Foundation Communities helps a client interested in enrolling for health insurance through the marketplace.

Jennifer Curington

Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment begins Nov. 15

The open enrollment period for health insurance will take place until Feb. 15, making this enrollment period half as long as last year's. Another change is a significant increase in the number of plans available from companies in the marketplace. more »

Nov 14, 2014 10:34 AM Central Austin

A traveling showroom featuring designer eyeglasses debuts Nov. 14 outside The Picnic, where it will remain for at least six months.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Nov. 13–16

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this weekend. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:05 PM Central Austin

A crew from Austin Energy carefully hangs the bulbs from the top of the tower.

Jennifer Curington

Lights go up for Zilker Holiday Tree

An Austin Energy crew is turning Zilker Park's moontower into the Zilker Holiday Tree for the 48th year in a row. The holiday tree will be illuminated Nov. 30 and remain lit each day after from 6 p.m. till midnight through the end of the year. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:14 PM Central Austin 1 Comments

St. David's HealthCare President and CEO David Huffstutler said winning the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was affirmation of the health care system's hard-working staff and physicians. The award is the highest presidential recognition for performance and quality.

St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare earns national award

St. David’s HealthCare is the first health care system in Texas to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, St. David’s announced Nov. 12. more »

Nov 13, 2014 2:14 PM Northwest Austin

Heartsong Music will celebrate its 10-year-anniversary of uniting and educating families with music.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Organization uses music to educate, unite families

Heartsong Music will celebrate its 10-year-anniversary Nov. 15 with a musical celebration and silent auction. more »

Nov 12, 2014 9:12 AM Central Austin

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden will open its second location in late 2015 at The Linc, formerly known as The Lincoln Village.

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Easy Tiger announces second Austin location

​Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden is launching its second location in a shopping center that is currently undergoing revitalization efforts. more »

Nov 12, 2014 1:54 PM Central Austin

Austin ISD board considers expanding LASA offering, discusses academic and facilities recommendations

Increasing access to Austin ISD liberal arts and science academy programming was part of the school district’s board work session Nov. 10. Trustees also discussed AISD's facility master plan and potential new academic and facilities recommendations. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Self-guided art tour returns to East Austin

East Austin Studio Tour will make its annual return for two weekends this November. The free self-guided art touring event will take place Nov. 15-16 and 22-23. more »

Nov 11, 2014 9:47 AM Central Austin

Black Fret grant recipient Mother Falcon

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Black Fret announces first batch of music grant award winners

Ten $10,000 grants were awarded Nov. 8 to Austin musicians from nonprofit group Black Fret. more »

Nov 10, 2014 3:57 PM Central Austin

New Braunfels hosts the annual German festival Wurstwest through Nov. 16.

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What to do in Austin this week: Nov. 10–12

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

Nov 10, 2014 1:03 PM Central Austin

Tovo wins City Council District 9 after Riley withdraws

Councilwoman Kathie Tovo will represent District 9 in the new 10-member Austin City Council next year following news that Councilman Chris Riley has withdrawn from a Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 7, 2014 5:35 PM Central Austin

Robert B. Rowling, middle, and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers, second from right, are joined in the ceremonial ground breaking of Rowling hall on Nov. 7.

Jennifer Curington

UT breaks ground on new business school building

Dirt has been turning around the future location of Robert B. Rowling Hall for weeks, but officials broke ground in ceremonious fashion Nov. 7. more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:40 PM Central Austin

Austin City Council's chambers received an overhaul in the last few months to make changes for the 10-1 council.

Jennifer Curington

Austin City Council—Nov. 6

Austin City Council met in City Hall chambers for the first time since construction completed to make room for the new 10-member council, which takes office in January. more »

Nov 6, 2014 11:21 AM Central Austin

Ten design teams will construct unique structures using donated canned food goods Nov. 8 at Barton Creek Square Mall.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Nov. 6–9

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this weekend. more »

Nov 6, 2014 1:28 PM Central Austin

2014 Election HQ

Learn more about the candidates vying for all the major races this election season at the school, city, county and state levels.

Working in #ATX

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

Austin dining

Photo by Joe Lanane

Bess Bistro recently revamped its top staff in anticipation of a new fall menu.

Austin business

Photo by Jennifer Curington

No mass-produced toys can be found at Over the Rainbow, a Tarrytown staple known for its unique selection.

Nonprofit Roundup

Learn about the philanthropic efforts of Austin's many nonprofit groups.

Transportation Updates

Each month, we will update readers about road construction projects in various stages of planning.

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

Volunteer Guide

Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.

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