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New grocery stores open access to food options

Photo by Amy Denney

New grocery stores open access to food options

Store Manager Shellie Hayes-McMahon heads down an aisle at the Natural Grocers store near the Arboretum, straightening jars, cans and other products along the way.

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The Austin Board of Realtors is building its new headquarters at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road. The five-story building is 33,000 square feet and includes 2.5 levels of parking underground, two auditoriums and a members’ lounge.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Spicewood Springs sees new construction

A 2.2-mile stretch of a Northwest Austin roadway has caught the attention of developers, who are planning four new projects. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Code changes could shape Austin’s future

For the first time in 30 years, Austin’s land development code is undergoing a comprehensive rewrite through a process dubbed CodeNEXT. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Central Austin

Austin City Council discourages enforcing ICE program

A resolution passed June 26 by Austin City Council encourages the Travis County sheriff’s office not to enforce a program that targets undocumented immigrants. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Central Health plans to keep tax rate flat in 2015

Central Health plans to keep its tax rate at 12.9 cents per $100 of assessed value during the 2015 fiscal year. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Austin Metro

Three companies drop incentive deals with Austin, citing variety of reasons

So far in 2014 a total of three companies—National Instruments, Dropbox and US Farathane—have canceled their economic development agreements with the city of Austin. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin City Council, Capital Metro board endorse urban rail proposal

Included in Austin City Council’s unanimous approval June 26 of its 2014 Strategic Mobility Plan is the 9.5-mile urban rail project that would connect East Riverside Drive with Austin Community College’s Highland campus. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Construction was underway July 22 on the Austin ISD  Performing Arts Center, which is slated to be complete in November.

Joe Olivieri

Austin ISD aims to finish Performing Arts Center construction in 2014

Construction is well underway at Austin ISD’s new districtwide Performing Arts Center, where AISD students will be able to sing, dance, perform and display their art when it opens in 2015. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin-area home sales increased 13 percent in June as part of a record month.

Courtesy ABoR.com

June home sales reach Austin-area record

The Austin-area real estate market continues to outpace last year’s success as single-family home sales increased 13 percent in June compared to 2013. more »

Jul 21, 2014 Central Austin

Round Rock ISD trustee applications accepted through Aug. 18

Round Rock ISD is accepting prospective candidate applications for five of the seven open trustee positions through Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Candidates will be elected at-large in November and serve without compensation. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Northwest Austin

The da Vinci robotic platform (shown above) includes several arms to attach various surgical instruments. The newest instrument in the platform, the da Vinci Xi EndoWrist Vessel Sealer, was used for the first time at The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. The instrument allows surgeons to cut and seal tissue and vessels without causing bleeding.

Intuitive Surgical Inc.

St. David’s surgeon first in world to perform surgery using newest robotic technology

A St. David’s HealthCare surgeon is the first in the world to perform a surgery using one of the newest robotic medical instruments that seals and cuts tissue and vessels without causing bleeding. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Northwest Austin

Tory Burch to open first Austin location at The Domain

After announcing the opening of five new businesses earlier this summer, The Domain has another addition coming to the mall: a Tory Burch boutique. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, seen here at a March 31 board of trustees meeting, formally accepted a position with Atlanta Public Schools in April.

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Community to provide feedback on Austin ISD superintendent search

During public forums during the week of July 15–17, Austin ISD is seeking public input on its ongoing search for a new district superintendent. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Austin Metro

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, was hired as the new executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He will replace former executive director Maureen McCoy, who retired in February.

Courtesy Houston-Galveston Area Council

CAMPO announces new executive director

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, is returning to Austin to become executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

The MetroRapid buses have a distinctive red and silver paint job.

www.capmetro.org

New MetroRapid route to begin road tests

Capital Metro’s second MetroRapid line will begin road tests July 15. The road test will begin at 4:30 a.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. more »

Jul 11, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

WilCo elected officials get salary increases

Williamson County commissioners voted on the salaries for elected officials in the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Georgetown (2 Comments)

A new feature from the Austin Animal Center allows pet owners to track the location and information of stray animals caught by the city-run shelter.

Austin Animal Center

Austin Animal Center launches stray locator map

Owners can track down lost pets more easily thanks to a new interactive stray map launched July 3 by the Austin Animal Center. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Central Austin

Texas DMV prepares for transition to single sticker system

Next March, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will begin transitioning over to a new vehicle inspection and registration system that will require motorists to display only one windshield sticker. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Cy-Fair (3 Comments)

Recycled phones to benefit Austin teachers

An AT&T initiative to recycle unused mobile devices could add up to money for Austin teachers. more »

Jun 30, 2014 Central Austin

Five new businesses opening this summer at The Domain

Five businesses—including entertainment venue Punch Bowl Social—will be opening later this summer at The Domain. more »

Jun 30, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin City Council unanimously approves urban rail proposal

Included in Austin City Council’s unanimous approval June 26 of its 2014 Strategic Mobility Plan is the 9.5-mile urban rail project that would connect East Riverside Drive with Austin Community College’s Highland campus. more »

Jun 26, 2014 Northwest Austin (3 Comments)

Austin ISD to hold stakeholder meetings on superintendent search in July, identify superintendent this fall

As it begins to build a profile of qualities it wants in a new superintendent, Austin ISD will soon be reaching out to more than 200 local stakeholder groups and individuals to gain feedback on its ongoing search. more »

Jun 26, 2014 Austin Metro

An Afghan dish called borani baungan features eggplant, onions, tomatoes, peppers and cilantro.

Amy Denney

New North Austin restaurant offers taste of Pakistan, Afghanistan

Native to Pakistan, Syed Waheed and Shahzad Bashar decided to try their hands in the restaurant business, using family recipes and a chef from Afghanistan to serve Afghan, Pakistani and Indian cuisine at Chapli Kababs n Curries. more »

Jun 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD board of trustees President Vincent Torres speaks to media about the district's search for a new superintendent before the board's March 31 meeting.

Kelli Weldon

Torres announces he will not seek reelection to Austin ISD board

Vincent Torres, president of the Austin ISD board of trustees, said today that he will not seek reelection to the board in November. more »

Jun 26, 2014 Austin Metro

TxDOT awards Capital Metro $50 million for MetroRail expansion

On June 26, the governing board of the Texas Department of Transportation approved awarding Capital Metro $50 million to purchase four additional MetroRail cars and to build a permanent downtown Austin station. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Northwest Austin

Business: Austin Exotic Pets

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Shop specializes in selling unique animals

Dining: Garbo's

Photo by Amy Denney

Lobster food truck owner opens first restaurant

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.

Corridor: 11800 N. Lamar Blvd.

Courtesy Zaytouna Lounge

This retail center, located near Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park between Parmer and Braker lanes, features a handful of locally owned businesses tucked inside old houses.

Real estate report

A look at what's going on in the real estate market in Northwest Austin

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Pet Guide

Listings of pet boutiques, shops and veterinarians

Entrepreneur Guide

Resources for small-business owners

Guide: Summer camps

Local listings of 2014 summer camps

Volunteer Guide 2014

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

Education Focus

STAAR and TAKS data for Austin, Round Rock and Pflugerville ISDs

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