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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.

Courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

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

Owner Lupe Barragan pours an Ultimate Margarita	using fresh-squeezed juices ($11).

Photos by Amy Denney

Day of the Dead tequila festival hosted Nov. 1

A Day of the Dead–themed tequila festival Nov. 1 at Casa Chapala in North Austin will include food, tequila, mezcal and sotol tastings. more »

Oct 29, 2014 Northwest Austin

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

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School will not be finished until March because of delays. The project will add 3.5 miles of 54-inch pipe.

Courtesy City of Austin

McNeil water main project faces delays

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School in Northwest Austin will not wrap up until March because of a series of delays. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Northwest Austin 1 Comments

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

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro rolls out weekend pass, extended service hours for Halloween, F1 events

Capital Metro will offer longer service hours and a special festival pass for Halloween, Fan Fest and other Formula 1 events to provide participants with safe transit to and from events. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Online travel marketplace business HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the Austin area Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market.

Lyndsey Taylor

Now Open: HomeAway at The Domain

Austin-based online travel marketplace, HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the area at The Domain Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Judge retires after 37 years of service

Williamson County commissioners bid farewell to 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield at their regular meeting Oct. 21. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Georgetown 1 Comments

City of Austin’s $1 billion rail/road bond would increase homeowners’ tax bills

Austin voters will decide on a $1 billion rail and road bond Nov. 4 that would raise homeowners’ taxes by hundreds of dollars. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

Developer proposes dense housing, retail, office on Spicewood Springs

Dallas-based Spire Realty Group LP is proposing to turn a 31-acre office complex located at MoPac and Spicewood Springs Road into a mixed-use development, spawning opposition from many nearby residents. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin 8 Comments

AISD faces drop in student population

Updated enrollment numbers released by Austin ISD as of Oct. 3 showed there were 653 fewer students in the district compared with the six-week period that ended Oct. 4, 2013. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Uber

City Council legalizes ridesharing companies

After a year-and-a-half-long battle, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft can now operate legally in the city. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Travis County greenlights Wells Branch project

Commissioners approved the financing of a new senior apartment housing project in the Wells Branch community Oct. 14. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

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

Photo courtesy City of Austin

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

Balcones Woods Family Medicine

Photo by Amy Denney

Clinic focuses on alternative treatments, healing through nutrition, patient education

FireOak Grill

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Fast-casual eatery aims to offer breakfast by end of 2014

Transportation Updates

Status of road, trails and bike lane projects throughout North and Northwest Austin

Education Focus: Round Rock ISD

STAAR results, feeder charts and updates for Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs

Vote 2014

Sample ballot for Northwest Austin residents and Q&As with candidates running for local, state and federal races

10-1 Austin City Council

New monthly series highlights many of the top issues facing upcoming Austin City Council candidates and offers profiles of each of the new council districts.

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Antiques guide

Regional antiques shopping destinations

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in Northwest Austin

Volunteer Guide 2014

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

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