Northwest Austin

Parmer office park could bring affordability to real estate sector

Parmer office park could bring affordability to real estate sector

A 386-acre tract of land in North Austin will undergo a major transformation during the next several years from mostly undeveloped land to one of the largest business parks in the metropolitan area.

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IDEA Public Schools is in negotiations to acquire 22 acres in North Austin near Rundberg Lane and I-35 for its new North Austin campus, which is slated to open in August 2015.

Courtesy IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools plans to open North Austin campus in 2015

In response to a perceived need for charter schools, IDEA Public Schools is planning two new campuses in Austin, including one on Rundberg Lane near I-35. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Northwest Austin

Seton offers free exercise classes, lunch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seton Healthcare Family is hosting a series of free programs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, including low- and no-cost mammograms, yoga and zumba classes and informational sessions. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD sets 2014–15 performance targets

Austin ISD has set goals for district performance in 2014–15 including boosting graduation rates and improving standardized test scores, Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz said at the Sept. 29 AISD board of trustees meeting. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Austin Metro

A collector-distributor lane is between the main lanes of a highway and the frontage road. It allows drivers to bypass a traffic signal at the cross street to continue on the frontage road.

Courtesy TxDOT

New lane opens at I-35 and Parmer Lane to relieve traffic congestion

The Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to open new a lane Sept. 25 to relieve traffic at the intersection of I-35 and Parmer Lane. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Northwest Austin

District’s new digital program designed to change learning

Round Rock ISD’s administration is investing in new digitally focused initiatives this year to modernize students’ experiences at school, including a technology pilot program with incubator classrooms, a freshly designed website and a new online bus more »

Sep 3, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

City Council adopts $3.5 billion budget

A mayor-led effort to reduce Austinites’ property tax bills failed during final budget deliberations Sept. 8 and 9. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Central Austin

Capital Metro considers redeveloping underused North Lamar Transit Center

Capital Metro is considering redeveloping a 6-acre site of prime real estate in North Austin. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Proposed homestead property tax exemption advances

Austin City Council has instructed city staff to draft a resolution by Dec. 1 for a percentage-based general homestead exemption. more »

Sep 24, 2014 , Northwest Austin

City Council cracks down on distracted driving

City Council unanimously voted Aug. 28 to enforce stricter distracted driving laws effective Jan. 1. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Northwest Austin

Round Rock ISD

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. more »

Sep 19, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 11 Comments

Austin ISD interim Superintendent Paul Cruz (left) meets with the Austin ISD board of trustees Sept. 22 to discuss the district's superintendent search and strategic plan for 2015–2020.

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD plans public forum with superintendent candidates

The Austin ISD board of trustees met Sept. 22 and discussed holding a public forum as part of its ongoing search for a new superintendent. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Austin Metro

Round Rock ISD briefs: tax rate adopted, sex ed changes implemented for 2014–15

Round Rock ISD’s board of trustees adopted a $1.3375 per $100 of valuation property tax rate as well as changes to the sexual education curriculum more »

Sep 22, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 2 Comments

'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

Circle Brewing Co.

Photo by Amy Denney

New state beer laws boost brewery's access

P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Three new locations could open in 2015

Terry Lickona

Photo by Beth Wade

Executive producer, 'Austin City Limits'

Transportation Updates

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

Vote 2014

Q&As with candidates running for local, state and federal races

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.

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Antiques guide

Regional antiques shopping destinations

Higher education guide

Information about Central Texas colleges and universities

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

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

Volunteer Guide 2014

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

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