With recent increases in employment opportunities and development along Loop 360, the time is right to support mass- transit use in the western corridor of Travis County, said Jeb Boyt, chairman of Alliance for Public Transportation.more »
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Hays County and Williamson County Commissioners Courts hosted a meeting April 14 with representatives from Travis County and other state and local agencies to discuss the viability of forming a regional utility development corporation. more »
Construction began April 9 on Hotel Granduca Austin, a luxury Tuscan-style hotel located at the northwest corner of Bee Caves Road and Capital of Texas Hwy. The 194-room hotel build is scheduled for completion in late 2015. more »
Known for its summer and year-round swim and tennis programs, the West Austin Athletic Club, 1024 Patterson Road, Austin, is set to close in September if the property’s buyer receives site plan approval for a new residential project on the site. more »
With lakes Travis and Buchanan at near-historic lows, residents from Travis County and surrounding areas packed Bee Cave’s City Hall on April 3 to discuss proposed raw water rate increases with Lower Colorado River Authority staffers. more »
Former Eanes ISD board of trustees members Al Cowan and Clint Sayers formed a political action committee, or PAC, on April 3 to oppose the $89.5 million bond on the May 10 ballot. more »
On March 20, Austin City Council approved support for tax credits to a developer for construction of an affordable housing complex at 11108 and 11300 Zimmerman Lane. more »
With six day care or preschool facilities proposed or under construction, young families in the western Travis County region will have a variety of options to meet their child care needs. more »
On April 2, the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission agreed to recommend that City Council pass an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan restricting C-2 zoning, or commercial light industrial uses, to the area north of Kollmeyer Drive. more »
Mandy Dealey and Tina Cannon are the first two residents to step into the running for the District 10 seat on Austin City Council. more »
Northwest Austin resident Matt Stillwell, who ran against state Rep. Tony Dale in 2012 for the District 136 seat, is now running for the District 6 spot on Austin City Council. more »
The Eanes ISD board of trustees announced Tom Leonard on April 8 as the only finalist for the superintendent of schools, replacing Dr. Nola Wellman, who will retire at the end of the school year. more »
The Leander ISD school board approved an updated list of hazardous bus routes April 17 which includes discontinuing bus service to three routes within two miles of Bush Elementary School and Cedar Park High School. more »
Lake Travis High School will send 16 students to Atlanta to participate in the 68th annual International Career Development Conference May 2–7. more »
On March 23, the Lakeway City Council and Lakeway Visitors Commission unanimously agreed to endorse a brand statement prepared by marketing firm Northstar Destination Strategies. more »
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating regional transportation efforts, is hosting six public meetings to receive feedback about the public’s priorities. more »
Philip Jalufka, president of real estate consulting firm Legacy International, presented a $1,000 donation Feb. 21 to the Hill Country Education Foundation to support Leander ISD’s OverDrive, a virtual library that includes audiobooks and eBooks. more »
On March 20, Austin City Council will review a resolution to support tax credits to the developer of a proposed affordable housing project, Cardinal Point, at 11108 and 11300 Zimmerman Lane, Austin. more »
Anderson Mill resident Jay Wiley announced March 6 his candidacy to run for the District 6 seat on Austin City Council. more »
Photo by Kyle Webb
Local not-for-profit radio station KDRP held its Down South Festivus for the Rest of Us broadcast at the Strange Brew, El Mercado and Saxon showcases during the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference.
Photo by Leslee Bassman
With product names such as Grip, Slide and Orb, Finell Co.’s line of contemporary, luxury household goods is anything but conventional.
The Iguana Grill
Photo by Kelli Weldon
The view from the patio at The Iguana Grill is something you have to see for yourself, according to Kevin Harney, general manager and partner of the restaurant located off RR 620.
All Things Wild Rehabilitation
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With more than 100 members, local nonprofit All Things Wild Rehabilitation is fund-raising to exchange its current system of treating wild animals in participants’ homes for a permanent Central Texas sanctuary.
SpringFest kicks off its seventh year by extending festivities an additional day. The Lake Travis–area event takes place April 25–26 at the Backyard at Bee Cave.
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