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Austin seeks to assist its growing aging population

City officials and community leaders are looking for ways to stem the tide of possible effects of the “Silver Tsunami.” more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Enrollment decrease not deterring ACC long-term planners

Short-term enrollment declines overshadow an otherwise high-growth decade for Austin Community College. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Six new bike shelters debuted April 22 at various transit stops.

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CapMetro unveils new bike shelters

Six new bike shelters near Capital Metro stations became available April 22 for public use. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

City seeks applicants for mini-grants program

A new grant program may soon help Austin neighborhoods fund their small projects. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

City Council denied Weather Up's appeal for extended hours.

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Bar and restaurant Weather Up fails to get extended hours

Some East Austin neighborhood members successfully rallied against the extension of operating hours for restaurant Weather Up. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Austin B-cycle launched in December, and officials said the system has been a popular mode of transportation.

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Austin B-cycle sees success after launch

As the city of Austin settles down after another South by Southwest Music and Media Festival, bike-share program Austin B-cycle is still riding high from its boost in ridership and popularity. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Amendment process for micro-units initiated

City Council members will be considering code amendments relating to removing site area and parking requirements for micro-unit residences after the process was initiated with a resolution at the March 27 meeting. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Council reviews mid-year budget amendments

City Council set stricter guidelines for mid-year budget amendments at its April 10 meeting. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Austin boards and commissions transition under discussion

The Boards and Commissions Transition Task Force presented to City Council potential recommendations to help the city align its existing advisory entities with the new 10-1 governance system. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

SMART housing criteria to see further review

A code amendment process for Safe, Mixed-income, Accessible, Reasonably-priced and Transit-oriented Housing, or SMART Housing, regulations was initiated after Austin City Council approved a resolution at its April 10 meeting. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Court takes suggestions to name new DA office

Commissioners are seeking recommendations for the naming of the new district attorney’s office at 416 W. 11th St. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

County adopts new model for social services

Data shows that the number of county residents who live outside of Austin has grown, and county services have not kept up. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

The Dell Medical School campus will include a new teaching hospital called Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, which will replace the current University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Construction underway on Dell Medical School in Central Austin

The University of Texas hosted a ceremony April 21 to commemorate the beginning of construction on the southeastern portion of the Dell Medical School campus. more »

Apr 21, 2014 Central Austin

Capital Metro's Express bus service currently stops at the Tech Ridge Park & Ride, but newly released transit maps indicate service could be expanded farther north to Pflugerville, Round Rock and Georgetown.

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Project Connect North Corridor plan aims to connect Austin to WilCo cities

On April 16, Project Connect North Corridor planners unveiled their locally preferred alternative map of transit options to connect those cities via bus and transit services. more »

Apr 17, 2014 Northwest Austin

The Austin ISD board of trustees named Paul Cruz as interim superintendent at an April 15 board meeting.

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Paul Cruz named interim superintendent of Austin ISD

At its April 15 meeting, the Austin ISD board of trustees named its Chief Schools Officer Paul Cruz interim superintendent and approved a request for proposals for a firm to help with a search for a permanent superintendent. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Austin Metro (1 Comments)

A section of Red River Street in The University of Texas campus closed down April 14 as part of a road realignment project. Northbound traffic will be diverted to Trinity Street, while southbound traffic will use the I-35 feeder road as a detour.

Graphic by Ethan Hill

Red River Street closed for realignment

Red River Street will move to its original footprint as part of a realignment project underway on The University of Texas campus. more »

Apr 14, 2014 Central Austin

The Project Connect team has released its preferred stop locations for the high-capacity transit route. The orange circles represents ares where the team is still considering options to cross the lake and maneuver through the Hancock area.

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Transit planners weigh urban rail, BRT options and crossing Lady Bird Lake

Project Connect planners are still weighing options of investing in either urban rail or bus-rapid transit in downtown Austin and how that transit would cross Lady Bird Lake. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Northwest Austin

GENaustin, or Girls Empowerment Network, is a nonprofit that aims to provide young girls support and guidance during their adolescence.

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GENaustin to host financial literacy workshop for girls ages 11–18 on April 12

GENaustin is scheduled to host an event for girls ages 11–18 to teach them about financial literacy April 12. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Northwest Austin

President Obama talks LBJ's legacy, civil rights

President Barack Obama delivered a half-hour keynote address on President Lyndon Johnson's contributions to civil rights and the country's responsibility to continue his work at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Austin Metro (1 Comments)

Austin Arts

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Keep up with Central Austin's expansive arts and entertainment scene with this new section.

Austin dining

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West Austin bistro Cipollina now features a menu of almost exclusively Italian dishes. Learn more about the longtime restaurant, which has been open since 1999.

Austin business

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Rooster Teeth is relocating from South Austin to a new space at Austin Studios in East Austin. Learn more about this Austin-based company in this month's business profile.

Austin business briefs

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Learn more about these three businesses in our monthly roundup.

Austin nonprofit

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Austin Classical Guitar creates curriculum used by instructors worldwide.

Inside Info: MetroRapid

Learn more about Capital Metro’s newest bus system, MetroRapid.

Impact Roundup

Can't wait to open the front pages of your monthly print edition? Click below to learn what businesses throughout Central Austin are Now Open, Coming Soon and more.

Coffee With Impact

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Hugh Forrest, director of the SXSW Interactive conference, talks must-see events and predictions.

2014 Summer Camp Guide

Browse the wide array of summer camp offerings this year through this convenient, easy-to-follow Summer Camp Guide.

Volunteer Guide

Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Central Austin this coming year.

Healthcare Directory 2013–14

Recent health care news, local provider listings, urgent cares, clinics, nonprofit stories and more

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