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Kendra Scott to open Domain location in late spring

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Kendra Scott to open Domain location in late spring

A representative confirmed Jan. 22 that Kendra Scott will open a store at The Domain by the late spring. Other businesses expanding in North Austin include Kebab Time, Lammes Candies, Shaman Modifications and Salvation Pizza.

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The map shows the route of Sunday's 3M Half Marathon, which is expected to draw more than 6,500 participants.

Courtesy 3M Half Marathon

Know what roads to avoid during Jan. 25 3M Half Marathon

The 21st annual 3M Half Marathon is set for Jan. 25, and event organizers are advising motorists to avoid certain roadways during the Sunday morning race. more »

Jan 23, 2015 4:47 PM Central Austin

Eldon Rude, principal at 360° Real Estate Analytics, delivers the 2015 housing forecast during the Jan. 20 housing forecast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin at the Renaissance Austin hotel in the Arboretum.

Amy Denney

Experts: Austin-area home prices still rising but slowdown could be on horizon

Housing experts have said they expect Austin-area home prices to continue increasing in 2015. But one consulting firm predicted that increase could decelerate by 2018 during a housing market slowdown. more »

Jan 21, 2015 2:17 PM Northwest Austin

Girlstart receives $50K grant from 3Mgives to expand after-school program

Girlstart is receiving a $50,000 grant from 3Mgives, a division of manufacturing and technology company 3M, to expand its after school program. more »

Jan 21, 2015 4:13 PM Northwest Austin

Courtesy Round Rock ISD

Round Rock ISD seeks community input for district's future

To help shape the roadmap for the district’s future, Round Rock ISD is seeking the community’s input at public meetings hosted Jan. 22–23. more »

Jan 19, 2015 3:43 PM Northwest Austin

Austin Community College board of trustees on Jan. 20 held its first meeting of 2015. New trustee Gigi Edwards Bryant was sworn into office by state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin.

Joe Lanane

ACC board sets parameters for bond oversight advisory committee

​A 13-member citizen committee will oversee how Austin Community College spends nearly $386 million in bond money approved by district voters last November. more »

Jan 21, 2015 8:56 AM Central Austin

A hillside on Loop 360 between Spicewood Springs Road and Lakewood Drive has dozens of decorated juniper trees.

Photo by Amy Denney

Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Loop 360 tree cleanup Jan. 24

Volunteers can participate in an effort by Keep Austin Beautiful to remove holiday decorations from trees on Loop 360 between MoPac and US 183 on Jan. 24. more »

Jan 20, 2015 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Photo courtesy Round Rock ISD

Law firm clears trustee Romere in case concerning son's pig project

A law firm found that allegations against trustee Terri Romere for abusing her power were found to be false, the firm announced Jan. 15. more »

Jan 19, 2015 11:30 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Rep. Paul Workman (left), R-Austin, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez spoke during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.

Joe Lanane

Austin-area state House Reps pitch transportation initiatives during RECA luncheon

Transportation issues made up the majority of the discussion during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum, which included guest speakers Texas House Reps. Eddie Rodriguez and Paul Workman. more »

Jan 14, 2015 2:02 PM Central Austin

On Jan. 5, owners of the Archer Austin hotel in The Domain announced Second Bar + Kitchen would open inside the hotel.

Courtesy LodgeWorks

Second Bar + Kitchen to open inside new Domain hotel

As construction is underway on the new Archer Austin hotel in Phase 3 of The Domain, hotel owners announced Jan. 5 that Second Bar + Kitchen will open inside the hotel. more »

Jan 13, 2015 4:56 PM Northwest Austin

Data: Austin ISD student population to decrease by 4,043 students in 10 years

After two years of enrollment declines, Austin ISD expects to see a continued decline in its student population during the next 10 years, according to its annual demographic report presented to the district’s board of trustees Jan. 12. more »

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Musician and Austinite Ray Benson sings "A Little Piece" during the third annual Austin Gives GeneroCity Awards ceremony. He gave the keynote about the importance of giving to your community.

Amy Denney

Ray Benson discusses importance of giving at annual Austin Gives awards

Musician Ray Benson knows the importance of giving back. He even addresses it in his song, “A Little Piece,” which he sang Jan. 8 during the Austin Gives GeneroCity Awards ceremony. more »

Jan 8, 2015 4:34 PM Northwest Austin

Mayor Steve Adler is joined by the rest of City Council to announced the new structure they are proposing to create shorter meeting times and more community engagement.

Jennifer Curington

Austin City Council proposes new structure that encourages more civic engagement

Austin’s new City Council laid out details January 8 about a proposed new structure they intend to implement in an effort to shorten meeting times and increase community engagement. more »

Jan 8, 2015 1:38 PM Central Austin

Second round of Capital Metro fare increases effective Jan. 11

The second phase of fare increases for Capital Metro’s public transit services rolls out Jan. 11. more »

Jan 8, 2015 10:47 AM Northwest Austin

Angelos Angelou presents his 30th and final annual economic forecast January 8 at the Austin Convention Center.

Joe Lanane

Austin job growth imminent, but so are challenges, economist predicts

More Austin jobs were created last year than any year in the city’s history, and that momentum is expected to continue through 2015, economist Angelos Angelou revealed January 8 during his 30th and final annual economic forecast. more »

Jan 8, 2015 10:21 AM Central Austin

Mayor Steve Adler addresses the crowd from the dais for the first time as mayor during the Jan. 6 inauguration.

Amy Denney

All four Northwest Austin City Council members to serve two-year terms

Leadership in the city of Austin changed hands Jan. 6 as 10 recently elected City Council members and the new mayor were sworn into office. more »

Jan 7, 2015 9:54 AM Northwest Austin

The Austin ISD board of trustees swore in five members at its Jan. 6 meeting. From left: District 1 trustee Edmund Gordon, District 2 trustee Jayme Mathias, District 3 trustee Ann Teich, District 4 trustee Julie Cowan, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, District 5 trustee Amber Elenz, District 6 trustee Paul Saldaña, District 7 trustee Robert Schneider, At-Large Position 8 trustee Gina Hinojosa, and At-Large Position 9 trustee Kendall Pace take their seats at the dais.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board names officers; community calls for focus on equity

The Austin ISD board of trustees swore in five members and named its board officers at its Jan. 6 meeting, following a call from local advocacy group Texas Civil Rights Project to conduct an assessment on equity in the school district. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:00 AM Austin Metro

In January Heart & Sole Massage is relocating from 12740 Research Blvd., Ste. N-8, to 12741 Research Blvd., Ste. 506. Owner Kristen Genchur purchased North Austin Massage Therapy Dec. 14 to grow the business and offer additional services.

Heart & Sole Massage

Northwest Austin massage businesses merge to broaden specialty services

Kristen Genchur, owner of Heart & Sole Massage, purchased North Austin Massage Therapy from Janine and Greg Ray on Dec. 14. more »

Dec 23, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Seton offers free workshops for cancer patients and caregivers

In January, Seton Healthcare Family is offering free workshops for cancer patients and survivors and their caregivers. more »

Dec 22, 2014 8:00 AM Central Austin

The Austin Board of Realtors new headquarters is located at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road.

Austin Board of Realtors

Austin Board of Realtors moves into new headquarters on Spicewood Springs Road

The Austin Board of Realtors is moving into its new headquarters at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road on Dec. 19. more »

Dec 19, 2014 10:09 AM Northwest Austin

New distracted driving ordinance starts Jan. 1

Drivers in Austin will have to ring in the new year by putting down their cell phones and keeping their hands on the steering wheel. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin 6 Comments

Community: Asian American Resource Center

Courtesy Asian American Resource

Cameron Road facility melds Asian cultures, offers amenities for entire Austin community

Transportation Updates

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

First Look: Fork & Vine, Troy

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

A look at two new restaurants in Northwest Austin

Business: Austin Bellydance

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Community of women encourages confidence

Dining: Pour House Pints & Pies

Photo by Amy Denney

Pizzeria, pub becomes neighborhood staple

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Volunteer Guide 2015

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

Education Focus

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

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

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

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