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Local resources offer seniors independence

Local resources offer seniors independence

After Northwest Austin resident Stan Brooks fell and broke his femur in 2012, he said local nonprofit Capital City Village provided him with the ability to continue living in his home and continue having an intellectually stimulating life.

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Health and athletic spa to open in Northwest Austin

Caulen Lauria plans to open a health and athletic spa in mid-June in the Westover Square Shopping Center at 3501 Hyridge Drive. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Capital Metro

Transit service expansion policy revisions open door for Project Connect funding

Revisions to Capital Metro’s service expansion policy will allow nonmember cities to receive funding for transit services, including those outlined in the Project Connect regional plan. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Northwest Austin

Teacher salaries a lesson in priorities

Teacher salaries are a big slice of the pie that is Austin ISD’s 2014–15 preliminary budget. But compared with area school districts, AISD is lagging behind when it comes to how much it pays its teachers, Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley said. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest 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

From the Editor—April 2014

When I was in high school, I watched my parents go through the painful ordeal of moving my grandma out of the home she had lived in for decades and into an assisted-living facility. more »

Apr 23, 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

Austin ISD superintendent to leave district

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen formally accepted a position April 14 as the leader of Atlanta Public Schools, leaving the AISD board of trustees with the task of finding a new permanent leader for the district. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Southwest 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

Residents inquire about Walnut Creek trail patrol

When Phase 1 of the North Walnut Creek Trail opens in late 2014, area residents want to know how the city will patrol it. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin chamber releases 2013 education progress data

Helping to raise awareness about the mismatch between local job openings and student aspirations is one of the goals of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Education Progress Reports. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

Owner Heather Amalaha sells prepared meal kits through her business Gourmet By Numbers. The kits come with all the ingredients needed to cook a meal in fewer than 30 minutes.

Courtesy Heather Amalaha

Northwest Austin resident launches crowd funding campaign for meal kit business

The idea behind Heather Amalaha’s business, Gourmet By Numbers, started with the struggle of the time it took to plan and prepare home-cooked meals. more »

Apr 22, 2014 Northwest Austin (3 Comments)

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.

Seton Healthcare Family

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.

Photo by Amy Denney

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.

Kelli Weldon

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)

WilCo commissioners host public hearing on county vote centers

Williamson County commissioners heard citizen comments April 15 during a public hearing about the Countywide Polling Place Program, which was designated a successful status by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Georgetown

Jack Wright (left) was one of five veterans from the Atria at the Arboretum to go on the April 11–12 Honor Flight. Atria residents—including veteran Rocco Cocco (center), who went on a previous Honor Flight—sent them off.

Amy Denney

Honor Flight takes 60 Austin veterans to WWII memorial

Nonprofit organization Honor Flight Austin took 60 veterans, including five from the Atria at the Arboretum senior living facility, to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 11–12. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Northwest 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.

Courtesy Project Connect team

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

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)

Round Rock ISD campuses to expand gardens with grant assistance

Round Rock ISD's Opportunity Center and Wells Branch Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from a Whole Foods foundation to expand their gardens, the district announced April 7. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD vets potential names for North Central Elementary School

Austin ISD's board of trustees asked the administration at its April 7 board meeting to vet several name suggestions for the district's new North Central Elementary School No. 2. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin

Tina Cannon (left) addresses supporters at her campaign kickoff party April 4 at Hula Hut.

Amy Denney

First two District 10 candidates step into race for Austin City Council

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 »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Matt Stillwell

Third District 6 candidate announces campaign for City Council

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 »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin (2 Comments)

Austin ISD board begins process for naming interim superintendent

At an April 7 work session, Austin ISD's board of trustees planned for the possibility that Superintendent Meria Carstarphen could leave the district to lead Atlanta Public Schools. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Austin Metro

Courtesy TxDOT

Retired Marine general chosen as new TxDOT chief

Retired Gen. Joe Weber, a vice president at Texas A&M University, was selected April 4 as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Austin Metro

See's Candies opened its first Austin location April 4 at 10710 Research Blvd., Ste. 144. The store sells more than 100 varieties of candy.

Amy Denney

IMPACT ROUNDUP: See’s Candies opens in Austin

See's Candies opens April 4 in Austin. A local jewelry company plans to launch its brand during Austin Fashion Week, and Town & Country Optimist Club celebrates its 40th anniversary. more »

Apr 4, 2014 Northwest Austin

During the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Education Progress Reports luncheon, Bazaarvoice CEO Gene Austin acknowledged the achievements of Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who was recently named the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools.

Kelli Weldon

Carstarphen speaks up about potential Atlanta move

During the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Education Progress Reports luncheon, Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who was recently named the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools, thanked the district and community. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Austin Metro

Kristen Genchur opened Heart & Sole Massage in 2010 and hired staff in 2012.

Photo by Amy Denney

Massage therapy business uses crowd funding to move into permanent home

After having five different offices at the Lake Creek Office Park, Kristen Genchur knew she would need a permanent home for her business, Heart & Sole Massage. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Northwest Austin

On March 27, Autumn Leaves broke ground on its first Austin memory care community. The Dallas-based company plans to open the new community to residents in November.

Courtesy Autumn Leaves

Memory care community under construction on Anderson Mill Road

Autumn Leaves, which operates 36 memory care communities in four states, broke ground March 27 on a new $10.7 million community in Northwest Austin. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Northwest Austin

Guide: Brunch

Northwest Austin restaurants that serve brunch

Business: Spa Réveil

Photo by Amy Denney

Other cultures incorporated into stress relief

Dining: Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Modern technology meets classic American food


The switch from TAKS to STAAR

History: 8611 N. MoPac

Courtesy Steve Ray

Iconic restaurant is now event center

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Guide: Summer camps

Local listings of 2014 summer camps

Guide: Electric vehicles

Map of area charging stations and how electric vehicles work

Planning for Austin’s urban rail system

Read articles about the Central Corridor Advisory Group, which is assisting the mayor with planning urban rail

Volunteer Guide 2014

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

Northwest Austin Healthcare Directory 2013

Rendering courtesy Neal Richards

News stories and updates on health care in Northwest Austin

Education Focus

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

PDF Archives for NWA








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