The city’s regulatory department responsible for rubber stamping Austin development projects is undergoing a self-review.more »
Seton Healthcare Family celebrated Aug. 26 the beginning of construction on its new teaching hospital, which is expected to commence in the coming weeks. more »
An Aug. 26 urban rail town hall meeting brought out debate about where to put rail in Austin and what populations to serve. more »
The Austin ISD board of trustees on Aug. 26 approved the district’s $1.05 billion budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2015 following local education leaders’ call for a change in the way the state provides funding for the district. more »
What started as a family-owned feed and seed company has expanded to become Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile, which opened Aug. 20 at 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. more »
Area drivers may be hoping ongoing proposals to change the Central Austin portion of I-35 will help fix the highway’s increasing congestion problems, but Texas Department of Transportation officials said an immediate reduction in traffic is unlikely. more »
A neighborhood campaign to raise money for Ramsey Park improvements is getting closer to its $480,000 goal. more »
A pending Austin City Council resolution may help create more solar energy supply for Austin Energy consumers, the city announced Aug. 26. more »
Eighteen candidates filed for a seat on the Austin ISD board of trustees by the filing deadline Aug. 18. more »
The city of Austin’s public transit agency, Capital Metro, plans to use almost $43.2 million from its reserves to maintain a balanced budget of $322.1 million for fiscal year 2015. more »
Four Austin-area grillers will make national television appearances on an upcoming episode of “American Grilled” from Travel Channel. more »
Austin continues to put itself at the forefront of the creative placemaking movement, this time with a series of speakers coming to town. more »
As Austin ISD students start classes Aug. 25, local nonprofit Austin Partners In Education is beginning its push to recruit volunteers at the AISD schools for which it provides tutoring and mentorship programs. more »
Austin-area home sales dropped 3 percent in July compared with the same time last year, the first such drop in more than three years, the Austin Board of Realtors announced Aug. 21. more »
Armed with slogans of “Traffic bites. Bite back” and “With roads and rail we cannot fail,” the Let’s Go Austin political action committee kicked off a campaign Aug. 20 to encourage support for the proposed $1 billion rail and road bond. more »
Summer can be a tough season for animal shelters, but those in the Austin have found ways to beat the heat and encourage the community to adopt. more »
Dell Children’s Medical Center is about to receive a donation from a new bar and entertainment venue opening at The Domain. more »
Shortly after debuting The Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake, The Trail Foundation is already busy on its next project along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in Central Austin. more »
A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced August 15 but its approval remains uncertain. more »
10-1 Austin City Council redistricting
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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.
Each month, we will update readers about road construction projects in various stages of planning.
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Learn more about the French Legation Museum, a hidden cultural gem in East Austin.
Photo by Jennifer Curington
Burnet Road staple The Pit Barbeque has used the same pit since the 1970s.
Photo by Jennifer Curington
East End Wines strives to provide an expansive collection of new and familiar wines.
Austin business briefs
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An Austin dog-walking service and a small-business shipping solution are highlighted in this month's Business Briefs.
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National Alliance for Mental Illness celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
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.
Frozen Treats Guide
We compiled a list of Austin businesses that offer frozen treats in air-conditioned settings
2014–15 Healthcare Directory
Stories, news briefs and local doctor and hospital listings in Central Austin
Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.