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Honor Flight takes 60 Austin veterans to WWII memorial

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.

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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

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

Round Rock ISD hosts community meetings for upcoming bond election

Round Rock ISD residents will be able to attend upcoming meetings to learn about the district's proposed $299 million bond package that could aid the district's growth. more »

Mar 26, 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

Austin Chamber debuts 2013 Education Progress Reports

Each year, the Austin Chamber leads regional efforts to track K-12 school district performance. This year, the reports cover 12 school districts in Central Texas including Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD. more »

Apr 3, 2014 Austin Metro


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

St. David’s Foundation will host “Toast of the Town” from April 11–May 18. Past events include a dining experience at the home of Charlie Jones of C3 Presents.

Courtesy St. David's Foundation

St. David's hosts events to benefit students in Central Texas

St. David's Foundation is hosting a series of events this spring to raise funds for students in Central Texas to pursue careers in health care. more »

Apr 2, 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

Medical device manufacturer to relocate headquarters to The Domain, create 110 jobs

Ottobock Healthcare LP announced March 31 the company will relocate its North American regional headquarters to The Domain, a move expected to create 110 jobs and result in a $4.6 million investment. more »

Mar 31, 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

Austin ISD board begins superintendent search discussion

Austin ISD's board of trustees took the first steps in the search for a new superintendent during executive session at its regular board meeting March 31. more »

Apr 1, 2014 Austin Metro

Owner Guadalupe "Lupe" Barragan and his family own both Casa Chapala restaurants. The new location at 9041 Research Blvd. features a "cata" or tasting room for patrons to try more than 200 varieties of tequila.

Amy Denney

Casa Chapala opens in larger location with tequila tasting room

The Barragan family has owned Casa Chapala for seven years. They moved their North Austin location March 21 to 9041 Research Blvd., and added a tequila tasting room. more »

Mar 31, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, seen here at a September board of trustees meeting, will have her contract extended by one year to June 30, 2015.

Kelli Fontenot

Austin ISD superintendent could leave district for Atlanta Public Schools

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen has been named the sole finalist to lead Atlanta Public Schools, said Vincent Torres, president of AISD's board of trustees, at a news conference March 27. more »

Mar 27, 2014 Austin Metro

Jimmy Flannigan, an Anderson Mill resident and organizer of community group Northwest Austin Coalition, announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on Austin City Council March 25.

Jimmy Flannigan

Northwest Austin Coalition founder announces candidacy District 6

Jimmy Flannigan, an Anderson Mill neighborhood resident and organizer of the Northwest Austin Coalition, announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on City Council March 25. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Northwest Austin (1 Comments)

Social media platform could help reduce crime

The Austin Police Department is using technology that combines traditional neighborhood watch tactics with modern social media interface as a way to reduce crime throughout the city. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

Kyle May opened his business, Austin Fitness Rentals, in a flex office building.

Amy Denney

Industrial area offers businesses flexibility

Opening his business in the Rutland Business Center, an industrial office park that offers warehouse access, saves owner Kyle May about four times on shipping costs. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

Nonprofit: Austin Classical Guitar

Courtesy Arlen Nydam

Curriculum used by instructors worldwide

Guide: Summer camps

Local listings of 2014 summer camps

Business: Sanova Dermatology

Amy Denney

Couple focuses on sun safety education

Dining: Kohnami Japanese Restaurant

Lyndsey Taylor

Japanese eatery offers daily happy hour

Guide: Electric vehicles

Map of area charging stations and how electric vehicles work

Transportation

Capital Metro plans $27.3 million in upgrades to MetroRail

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

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