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Changing driver behavior could help better Austin’s congestion

Changing driver behavior could help better Austin’s congestion

With more than 200 students and 25 employees, Brandon Martin, founder of North Austin beauty and wellness school Avenue Five, wanted to reduce the school’s traffic footprint and encourage students to ride public transit.

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The Austin Board of Realtors moves into its new headquarters, located at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road, Dec. 19.

Lyndsey Taylor

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

Environmental advocates and advocacy groups, such as the Lonestar chapter of Sierra Club, came out in support of the updates to Austin Energy's future plans on Dec. 11, but voiced opposition and concern to the possibility of creating a new natural gas plant.

Jennifer Curington

Austin Energy changes future plans for power plants, solar energy

After reaching a compromise with a local environmental group, Austin Energy has changed its long-term plan for future energy use. more »

Dec 17, 2014 10:55 AM Central Austin

Steve Adler stands on stage with supporters after telling the crowd that Councilman Mike Martinez conceded, making Adler Austin's next mayor.

Jennifer Curington

Steve Adler is Austin's new mayor

Councilman Mike Martinez has conceded making Steve Adler the next mayor of Austin. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:09 PM Vote Central Texas

Leslie Pool (front, left) is holding her runoff election watch party at La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern off Burnet Road. She is likely to win the Austin City Council District 7 seat.

Joe Lanane

Leslie Pool wins District 7 runoff election

Leslie Pool leads J.E. "Jeb" Boyt in the Austin City Council District 7 race. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:06 PM Vote Central Texas

Update: Zimmerman unofficial Austin City Council District 6 runoff winner

According to unofficial results Donald S. Zimmerman defeated Jimmy Flannigan in the runoff race for Austin City Council District 6. Zimmerman received 4,010 votes, or 51.21 percent, while Flannigan received 3,821, or 48.79 percent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:11 PM Vote Central Texas

Gallo takes District 10 seat on Austin City Council

Unofficial results show Sheri Gallo takes the District 10 seat on Austin City Council over opponent Mandy Dealey, with 8,923 votes, or 54.76 percent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:16 PM Vote Central Texas

Casar takes victory over Laura Pressley for District 4 seat on City Council

According unofficial voting results, community organizer Gregorio “Greg” Casar has won the race for the District 4 seat on Austin City Council. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:20 PM Vote Central Texas 1 Comments

Trustee: Cruz final remaining candidate

Paul Cruz, who became interim superintendent of Austin ISD in April, could be dropping the “interim” from his title in 2015. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest 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

Council approves condos on Spicewood Springs

City Council approved a zoning change Dec. 11 that could allow condos to be built on Spicewood Springs Road near Mesa Drive. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Austin ISD interim superintendent Paul Cruz, seen here at a community forum Saturday, Dec. 13, could be named the school district's permanent superintendent. The AISD board of trustees is slated to take a formal vote on hiring a new superintendent sometime in January.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD board names Cruz sole finalist in superintendent search

In a unanimous vote Dec. 15, the Austin ISD board of trustees named interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the sole finalist in the district’s search for a new superintendent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Five terms expired on the Austin ISD board of trustees in November 2014, including At-Large Position 9.

Kelli Weldon

Voters decide three Austin ISD board runoff elections

Voters are choosing their representatives for three contested seats on the Austin ISD board of trustees in Dec. 16 runoff elections. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:12 PM Vote Central Texas

Jobs2Careers moved into its new offices Dec. 15 at the Champion Office Park, a new project that recently completed construction on RM 2222 at Loop 360.

Courtesy Jobs2Careers

Jobs2Careers moves in as first tenant in new Northwest Austin office park

On Dec. 15, Jobs2Careers moved into its new offices at the Champion Office Park, a project that just finished construction at RM 2222 and Loop 360. more »

Dec 15, 2014 10:00 AM Northwest Austin

The 2011–12 Austin City Council (from left): Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, and Councilmen Chris Riley and Mike Martinez.

Courtesy City of Austin

City Council passes ban on housing discrimination based on income

Local Section 8 voucher holders have gained protection via an ordinance passed by Austin City Council that prevents landlords from refusing their method of rental payment. more »

Dec 11, 2014 11:48 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation

TxDOT wrapping up I-35 study to add two new lanes

The Texas Department of Transportation will finish a yearlong study in January to analyze the best use of adding two lanes to I-35 in Travis County. more »

Dec 10, 2014 2:02 PM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

At a news conference Dec. 3, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz says he is honored to have the opportunity to be considered as a candidate for superintendent.

Kelli Weldon

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates withdraw from consideration

Two Austin ISD superintendent candidates have withdrawn from consideration, making interim Superintendent Paul Cruz the only candidate, Austin ISD announced Dec. 10. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Construction on the new headquarters for People's Community Clinic is expected to begin in December. The facility is located at 1101 Camino La Costa. Health care services will include adult, pediatric and behavioral health.

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People’s Community Clinic to open headquarters in Northeast Austin

St. David’s Foundation is providing People's Community Clinic with a $10 million grant to build its new headquarters in Northeast Austin at 1101 Camino La Costa, People’s Community Clinic announced Dec. 9. more »

Dec 9, 2014 1:32 PM Northwest Austin

Project Connect, I-35 projects approved for inclusion in CAMPO’s draft 2040 plan

The Central Texas region’s transportation planning organization approved including a list of public transit and road projects, including in Project Connect and on I-35, in the draft 2040 long-range plan. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:48 AM Northwest Austin

Economic development senior VP leaves Austin chamber

Dave Porter is no longer senior vice president of economic development at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced Dec. 5. more »

Dec 5, 2014 5:28 PM Central Austin

Clay Johnston, The University of Texas Dell Medical School inaugural dean, spoke Dec. 4 at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook event.

Joe Lanane

Experts forecast future of Austin’s innovation economy

Austin’s economic future rests on how much the city is willing to innovate, various experts revealed Dec. 4 during the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook event. more »

Dec 4, 2014 3:37 PM Central 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

First Look: Fork & Vine, Troy

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

A look at two new restaurants in Northwest Austin

Community: Asian American Resource Center

Courtesy Asian American Resource

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

Holiday retail guide

Listings of locally owned businesses and franchises

Volunteer Guide 2015

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

Transportation Updates

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

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

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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