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Misconduct allegations against Round Rock ISD trustee Cox found to be false

A law firm found that allegations of misconduct against Round Rock ISD trustee Diane Cox concerning an alleged abuse of power were false, the firm announced Sept. 18.

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'Project Runway' designers to showcase clothing for nonprofit fundraiser

Designers from the TV show “Project Runway” are scheduled to showcase their new clothing lines at a fashion show fundraiser Oct. 3 for nonprofit BiGAUSTIN. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors

ABoR: Austin-area home sales continue decline

The Austin Board of Realtors cites rising home prices as the reason for a second-consecutive month of declining home sales. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Central Austin

Local Boy Scouts created benches and tables for community use at the new Adelphi Acre Community Garden. A ground breaking has been set for Oct. 25, and construction on the garden will begin by late October.

Courtesy Sabrina Joplin

North Austin neighborhoods partner with city for community garden

A one-acre plot of city of Austin land will be under construction by late October to create a new community garden. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Northwest Austin

The LCRA rendering shows plans for a new Lane City reservoir, which is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

Courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority

LCRA proceeds with new reservoir, revised water management plan

A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

Dell Medical School dean discusses how to improve health care system

Representatives from health care sectors in seven counties in Central Texas gathered Sept. 16 to discuss ideas about how to better engage and provide more personal care to patients. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin

The new pediatric unit at St. David's North Austin Medical Center will have a 10-bed emergency department, an 8-bed medical surgical inpatient unit and a 6-bed pediatric intensive care unit. The pediatric program is expected to launch in December.

General Electric Healthcare

St. David's North Austin Medical Center to open pediatric wing

St. David’s HealthCare is launching a pediatric program to offer emergency, inpatient and intensive care service for children at its North Austin medical center, St. David’s announced Sept. 11. more »

Sep 11, 2014 Northwest Austin

CAMPO OKs options for non-Capital Metro cities to access federal transit funds

Cities located in the Austin urbanized area but outside Capital Metro’s service area will now be able to access federal transit dollars designated for transit services in the region. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park could soon be the home of a pro-quality golf facility capable of hosting PGA Tour events.

Courtesy city of Austin

Austin targets PGA-quality golf course

City officials on Sept. 8 advanced efforts to build a PGA-quality golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin where there are 735 acres long earmarked for golf use. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

AISD continues superintendent search, changes application deadline

The Austin ISD board of trustees moved the deadline for applications for district superintendent to Oct. 20. The board plans to discuss its ongoing search for a new superintendent at upcoming meetings. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin City Council voted on Aug. 28 to deny a rezoning request to turn land on Spicewood Springs Road into commercial office space. The Overlook at Spicewood Springs was proposed to be a two-story building with an underground parking garage.

Lyndsey Taylor

City Council denies rezoning request for Spicewood Springs office building

Austin City Council voted 2-4 on Aug. 28 to deny a rezoning request to turn land on Spicewood Springs Road into a commercial office space. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Northwest Austin

SBK 2014 Budget

Brandy Cichon

Austin mayor casts lone votes against budget increases

Austin City Council kicked off the first of possibly three days of budget deliberations Sept. 8 with the mayor trying to shoot down projects that would increase city spending. more »

Sep 8, 2014 Central Austin

TxDOT asks public to weigh in on recommended alternatives for I-35

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting three open house events Sept. 9–11 to unveil proposals for improving mobility on I-35. more »

Sep 5, 2014 Northwest Austin

Five Austin mayor candidates participated in a United Way-hosted forum Sept. 3 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Jennifer Curington

Affordability, child care solutions proposed at United Way mayoral forum

Five Austin mayoral candidates told an audience at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema how they would address child care, affordability and other Austin-based concerns. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Central Austin (2 Comments)

Austin-based band The Peterson Brothers performed at the Missing School Matters rally Sept. 3 to raise awareness of the need to increase attendance in Central Texas schools.

Kelli Weldon

Rally draws attention to school attendance campaign

The need to increase student attendance in Central Texas schools was the focus of a rally Sept. 3 organized by local nonprofit E3 Alliance. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Austin Metro

Harmony charter school nabs Texas STEM designation

Harmony School of Political Science and Communication opened in 2011, and already the school has earned the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies designation. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Northwest Austin

WilCo Commissioners Court adopts budget

On Aug. 26 the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $243 million budget, which includes both salary increases and additional personnel. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Georgetown

Jim Skaggs from the Coalition on Sustainable Transportation said supporting the $1.4 billion urban rail plan would be the worst decision in Austin's history.

Amy Denney

A tale of two routes: Rail advocates debate location

An Aug. 26 urban rail town hall meeting brought out debate about where to put rail in Austin and what populations to serve. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Northwest Austin (2 Comments)

Dr. Clay Johnston, inaugural dean of The University of Texas' Dell Medical School, said the teaching hospital allows for new innovation in medical care to be created. Seton Healthcare Family hosted an event to celebrate the beginning of construction on its teaching hospital Aug. 26.

Lyndsey Taylor

Construction to begin on Seton's teaching hospital

Seton Healthcare Family celebrated Aug. 26 the beginning of construction on its new teaching hospital, which is expected to commence in the coming weeks. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Central Austin

Backed by elected officials, education leaders and representatives from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin ISD board of trustees President Vincent Torres speaks about school funding at a news conference Aug. 26.

Kelli Weldon

Education leaders call for changes to state funding system as AISD approves 2014–15 budget

The Austin ISD board of trustees on Aug. 26 approved the district’s $1.05 billion budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2015 following local education leaders’ call for a change in the way the state provides funding for the district. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Austin Metro

Second MetroRapid route launches

In the months since Capital Metro’s newest bus service, MetroRapid, launched Jan. 26, the transit agency has continued improving the service in preparation of the second route introduced Aug. 24. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Northwest Austin

Many make sacrifices to afford Austin's cost of living

To contend with the rising cost of living in Austin, reports show some residents are cutting back on basic needs such as health care, medication, clothing, food, transportation, insurance and child care. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Northwest Austin (3 Comments)

Flex office space offers better function, more culture

As some companies change how they communicate with employees, many firms are seeking flexible spaces instead of traditional offices to accommodate a shift toward collaboration. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Northwest Austin

Capital Metro to use reserves to balance FY2015 budget

The city of Austin’s public transit agency, Capital Metro, plans to use almost $43.2 million from its reserves to maintain a balanced budget of $322.1 million for fiscal year 2015. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

Arif Raza, Austin Partners In Education volunteer, works for AMD.

Kelli Weldon

Austin Partners In Education seeks volunteers for 2014–15 school year

As Austin ISD students start classes Aug. 25, local nonprofit Austin Partners In Education is beginning its push to recruit volunteers at the AISD schools for which it provides tutoring and mentorship programs. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Southwest Austin

Hard plastics can now be recycled

Austin residents can now toss hard plastics into their curbside recycle bin. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Central Austin

Home sales dropped in July compared with the same time last year for the first time since May 2011.

Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors

Home sales dip for first time in three years

Austin-area home sales dropped 3 percent in July compared with the same time last year, the first such drop in more than three years, the Austin Board of Realtors announced Aug. 21. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Central Austin

Transportation Updates

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

Business: Bettie Bangs Salon

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Beauty parlor styles rockabilly, retro hairdos

Dining: Third Base

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Sports bar scores with high-tech matrix of TVs

Antiques guide

Regional antiques shopping destinations

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.

Higher education guide

Information about Central Texas colleges and universities

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

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

Pet Guide

Listings of pet boutiques, shops and veterinarians

Entrepreneur Guide

Resources for small-business owners

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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