Nighttime lane closures have resumed as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority nears starting construction on MoPac.
The second annual Keep Austin Generous week kicks off Dec. 6 and encourages residents and businesses to help make Austin the most philanthropic city per capita in the U.S. more »
The first psychiatric emergency department in Central Texas is expected to open at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in spring 2014, Central Health and Seton Healthcare Family announced Dec. 3. more »
After a lengthy public hearing and debate at the Nov. 21 meeting, the Austin City Council made several revisions to the city's urban farm code including requiring processing of fowl and rabbits to be done off site in single-family zoning. more »
South Austin Gallery unveiled the first Austin Art Cart on Nov. 14. more »
Several Austin Community College employees expressed their dismay Dec. 2 toward a late November memo that recommended ACC cut adjunct faculty hours in response to the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly called "Obamacare." more »
In an environment with dwindling resources and increasingly tough accountability requirements, Austin ISD is working to find a balance between the district's needs and its $25 million budget shortfall, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said. more »
Tac-O's, 1003 Barton Springs Road, opened Nov. 12 with authentic, made-to-order Mexican breakfast and lunch tacos. more »
A holiday-themed music and light show will run through December at Mozart's Coffee Roasters. more »
A white-painted, 2 1/2 ton dead tree positioned upright in the middle of Lady Bird Lake has become an appropriate yet ironic symbol for the drought during an especially wet fall season. more »
From the array of award-winning restaurants and food manufacturers to the sustainable food producers striving to provide healthy options, officials in Austin are looking to boost the local food industry in a variety of ways. more »
Rather than participate with the city of Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD in a disparity study, Austin Community College will internally review its contracting practices. more »
Tempo, a program that is part of the city’s Art in Public Places program and helps attract emerging artists to the city’s public art program, is helping to bring temporary art installations to Austin parks and the public. more »
Moving forward with its budget planning for 2014–15, the Austin ISD board of trustees approved district budget assumptions and staffing formulas at its Nov. 25 meeting. more »
The final say on what sites will be getting Google Fiber through the Community Connections program is postponed until December after several council members wanted to take a closer look at the tentative list. more »
Central Health, Travis County's health care district for the underinsured and uninsured, hosted the Transforming Health Care in Central Texas event Nov. 21 to highlight major health care projects that will take place as a result of Proposition 1. more »
City-driven improvements to the Auditorium Shores trailhead began Nov. 20. more »
Texas National Outfitters debuted its handmade cowboy boots and western wear to Austin on Nov. 16. more »
P. Terry’s Burger Stand will build a new restaurant on Burnet Road just south of US 183. Construction will start on the new location at 8533 Burnet Road after the New Year. more »
The Lower Colorado River Authority board voted 8-7 to cut off downstream rice farmers from Highland Lakes water unless lake levels significantly increase in the coming months. more »
Holiday traditions guide
Use this calendar as your guide for all the traditional events taking place throughout Austin this holiday season.
Austin business profile
Photo by Peter McCrady
On-airstreaming is attempting to connect musicians and fans in a uniquely Austin way.
Austin dining profile
Photo by Joe Lanane
Contigo has become a popular neighborhood gathering spot in East Austin.
Austin nonprofit profile
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Recycled Reads offers avid readers a large selection of new and used books, which come from donations and the Austin Public Library system.
Courtesy Chuck Lokey
Gain some gift ideas with these three retail businesses profiled in the November issue.
Healthcare Directory 2013–14
Recent health care news, local provider listings, urgent cares, clinics, nonprofit stories and more
A look inside Camp Mabry
Central Austin outdoor dining guide
Volunteer Guide 2013
Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community