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Farce of Nature

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Ridescout was one of about 20 organizations that attended an Oct. 31 event to celebrate participants of Mobility Week, which encouraged businesses and employees to find alternative means to get commute to work.

Amy Denney

Mobility Week participants celebrated for alternative commute options

Austinites already know how bad traffic is in the city, but they might not know all of their commuting options besides alone in their cars. more »

Oct 31, 2014 Northwest Austin

North of US 183 construction crews are already laying down pavement.

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Mobility Authority, contractors working to prevent MoPac project from falling behind schedule

Concerns have been mounting in the last four months that the MoPac Improvement Project could be falling behind schedule, according to staff and contractors overseeing the project. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin City Council candidate drops out of District 4 race to support opponent

Marco Mancillas announced Oct. 28 he has dropped out of the Austin City Council District 4 race and is supporting his former opponent, Laura Pressley. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Susan Dawson, executive director of local nonprofit E3 Alliance, talks about graduation rates at an Oct. 29 event featuring a student panel at Eastside Memorial High School.

Kelli Weldon

Data: Central Texas low-income students' graduation rates rise

Central Texas graduation rates for low-income students have risen in the past decade and now lead those of major Texas cities such as Houston and Dallas, according to E3 Alliance data. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Austin Metro

Tessa Halstead, owner of Chocolaterie Tessa, opened her shop Oct. 23.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Chocolaterie opens in Austin

Chocolaterie Tessa, 7425 Burnet Road, opened Oct. 23 with owner Tessa Halstead tasked with crafting chocolate treats for the shop. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Central Austin

Study: Circuit of The Americas has $897M economic impact

Circuit of the Americas produced an $897 million economic impact to the Austin region from October 2013 to September 2014, according to a new study. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Austin Metro 1 Comments

Austin ISD superintendent job draws more than 90 candidates

More than 90 candidates have submitted applications for the job of Austin ISD superintendent, according to Vincent Torres, president of the AISD board of trustees. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin ISD to add 'gender identity' to anti-discrimination policies

Austin ISD’s board of trustees approved amendments Oct. 27 to add “gender identity” to the district’s anti-discrimination policies for students and staff. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Austin Metro

Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced that he voted Steve Adler for the next mayor of Austin Oct. 27.

Jennifer Curington

Mayor votes Steve Adler for next mayor of Austin

Mayor Lee Leffingwell cast his vote for who he thinks will be the next Austin mayor—Steve Adler. Leffingwell announced his support for Adler on Oct. 27 after voting at City Hall. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Central Austin

The outside Southbound lane of North Lamar Blvd. is closed Oct. 26 through Oct. 30.

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Lane closures begin on North Lamar Boulevard

Southbound North Lamar Boulevard will have the outside lane closed from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Central Austin

The 2011–12 Austin City Council (from left): Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, and Councilmen Chris Riley and Mike Martinez.

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Austin City Council—Oct. 23

Highlights from the Oct. 23 meeting of Austin City Council at 700 Lavaca St. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

El Chilito Tacos y Café has pushed back the opening of it's second location from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29.

Jennifer Curington

IMPACT ROUNDUP: El Chilito pushes back grand opening

The Manor Road food stand plans to open a second location at 1623 E. Seventh St. The new location was initially set to open Oct. 22 but will now open Oct. 29, according to ownership. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

Coalition supports full rewrite of Austin's land development code

The city's land development code is broken and needs a "complete makeover," says a coalition of professional organizations led by the Real Estate Council of Austin. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

Housing affordability among top concerns for candidates, residents

Austin home sales recently declined for the first time in three years. Although the reason is not obvious, some local experts cite a lack of affordable supply, increased prices or residents’ move to renting. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

Beyond the bars: Proposal seeks creation of new entertainment license

An entertainment license proposal could strengthen sound, safety and security regulations in downtown Austin’s late-night districts, including one known for its “dirty” reputation. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

Space needs reviewed for planned courthouse

Commissioners now have a better idea of how much space each department will need inside the proposed civil and family courthouse. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

Bull Creek Road property remains on the market

Because of a lack of funding, City Council decided Oct. 16 that Austin will not buy a coveted piece of land. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

City Council not in support of elevated I-35 plan

City Council passed a resolution Sept. 25 voicing its disapproval of moving forward with an elevated I-35 option. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

Crosswalks to receive a rainbow makeover

Rainbow-colored crosswalks will be installed at certain Fourth Street intersections per a City Council resolution passed Sept. 25. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Central Austin

The 2013–14 Austin City Council: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, Councilman Chris Riley and Councilman Mike Martinez

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Austin City Council to pick best approach for rewriting land development code

Austin City Council on Oct. 23 will decide among three proposed approaches for rewriting the city's land development code, an ongoing process dubbed CodeNEXT. In total, Austin City Council members will take up 54 items for consideration. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin 2 Comments

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

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

Austin business

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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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