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AISD Applied Technology Center ground breaking

Kelli Weldon

Austin ISD breaks ground on districtwide Applied Technology Center

Austin ISD officials broke ground Nov. 19 at the site of the district’s new Applied Technology Center, which is situated on the northeast side of Anderson High School, located at 8403 Mesa Drive.

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Representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission present a $2.75 million check to Austin Community College to be used for workforce training at Samsung, TNT Solutions and Voltabox of Texas.

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ACC awarded $2.75M grant for tech job training

Austin Community College announced Nov. 24 that it will provide specialized training for three Central Texas technology firms with funding from a $2.75 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. more »

Nov 25, 2014 3:49 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Austin ISD could reveal top superintendent candidates Dec. 9

The Austin ISD board of trustees is tentatively scheduled to present finalists to the community Dec. 9 during an event at Lanier High School. more »

Nov 25, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Children's advocacy center names new executive director

The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors appointed B. Scott Finnell as the organization's new executive director, according to a Nov. 24 announcement. He is expected to begin at the center Dec. 22. more »

Nov 25, 2014 10:43 AM Georgetown

MoPac contractor adds construction workers to offset delays

After announcing the MoPac improvement project was about three weeks behind schedule in October, contractor CH2M Hill said the company has increased the number of construction workers onsite by 40 percent since late September. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:34 AM Northwest Austin

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

Financial services technology firm Q2 built out space on the first, third and fourth floors at Aspen Lake office building. Chief Technology Officer Adam Anderson said the lobby provides guests a first look of the company’s culture.

Courtesy Casey Dunn

Austin technology company developing partnerships with AISD, urban league for STEM efforts

Q2, a Northwest Austin–based banking technology company, is working with officials from Austin ISD and the Austin Area Urban League to engage students in pursuing software development careers. more »

Nov 18, 2014 5:08 PM Northwest Austin

A 1968 city of Austin rendering of a proposed golf course on Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park land serves as one visual aid during a Nov. 17 open house that allowed the public to provide input about a proposed East Austin golf course. Kevin Gomillion, golf division manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks with members of the public nearby the exhibit.

Joe Lanane

Pro golf course proposal seeks final council approval Nov. 20

Developers of a proposed pro-quality golf course facility and city of Austin park officials were on hand Nov. 17 to answer questions about the East Austin project, which could gain final City Council approval Nov. 20. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:10 AM Central Austin

At the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's 2014 State of Education event Nov. 17, Isabel Shelton, director of education and talent alignment, presented Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz with several awards recognizing the achievements of district schools.

Kelli Weldon

State of Education focuses on college enrollment, STEM opportunities

Boosting college enrollment and encouraging students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields were key topics discussed as part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education on Nov. 17. more »

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Updated: Barnett resigns as county elections administrator

Former Williamson County Elections Administrator Jason Barnett resigned effective Nov. 13. On Nov. 18 members of the Williamson County Election Commission named Kay Eastes as interim elections administrator. more »

Nov 17, 2014 1:24 PM Georgetown

St. David's HealthCare President and CEO David Huffstutler said winning the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was affirmation of the health care system's hard-working staff and physicians. The award is the highest presidential recognition for performance and quality.

St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare earns national award

St. David’s HealthCare is the first health care system in Texas to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, St. David’s announced Nov. 12. more »

Nov 13, 2014 2:14 PM Northwest Austin

A certified consultant with Foundation Communities helps a client interested in enrolling for health insurance through the marketplace.

Jennifer Curington

Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment begins Nov. 15

The open enrollment period for health insurance will take place until Feb. 15, making this enrollment period half as long as last year's. Another change is a significant increase in the number of plans available from companies in the marketplace. more »

Nov 14, 2014 10:34 AM Central Austin

Austin ISD board considers expanding LASA offering, discusses academic and facilities recommendations

Increasing access to Austin ISD liberal arts and science academy programming was part of the school district’s board work session Nov. 10. Trustees also discussed AISD's facility master plan and potential new academic and facilities recommendations. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Austin voters derail $1 billion rail, road bond

Austin voters turned down the $1 billion rail and road bond by 56 percent. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:20 PM Vote Central Texas 3 Comments

Bicycle donations needed for children of US soldiers

Pflugerville-based nonprofit Celebration of Love is seeking bicycle and monetary donations to provide holiday gifts for families of U.S. soldiers more »

Nov 3, 2014 1:24 PM Northwest Austin

Ridescout was one of about 20 organizations that attended an Oct. 31 event to celebrate participants of Mobility Week, which encouraged businesses and employees to find alternative means to get commute to work.

Amy Denney

Mobility Week, Commute Solutions Month promote alternative modes of commuting

Austinites already know how bad traffic is in the city, but they might not know all of their commuting options besides driving alone in their cars. more »

Oct 31, 2014 4:22 PM Northwest Austin

North of US 183 construction crews are already laying down pavement.

Courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Mobility Authority, contractors working to prevent MoPac project from falling behind schedule

Concerns have been mounting in the last four months that the MoPac Improvement Project could be falling behind schedule, according to staff and contractors overseeing the project. more »

Oct 29, 2014 3:41 PM Northwest Austin

Susan Dawson, executive director of local nonprofit E3 Alliance, talks about graduation rates at an Oct. 29 event featuring a student panel at Eastside Memorial High School.

Kelli Weldon

Data: Central Texas low-income students' graduation rates rise

Central Texas graduation rates for low-income students have risen in the past decade and now lead those of major Texas cities such as Houston and Dallas, according to E3 Alliance data. more »

Oct 29, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School will not be finished until March because of delays. The project will add 3.5 miles of 54-inch pipe.

Courtesy City of Austin

McNeil water main project faces delays

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School in Northwest Austin will not wrap up until March because of a series of delays. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:57 PM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Study: Circuit of The Americas has $897M economic impact

Circuit of the Americas produced an $897 million economic impact to the Austin region from October 2013 to September 2014, according to a new study. more »

Oct 28, 2014 1:37 PM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Austin ISD superintendent job draws more than 90 candidates

More than 90 candidates have submitted applications for the job of Austin ISD superintendent, according to Vincent Torres, president of the AISD board of trustees. more »

Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM Austin Metro

Transportation Updates

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

Balcones Woods Family Medicine

Photo by Amy Denney

Clinic focuses on alternative treatments, healing through nutrition, patient education

FireOak Grill

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Fast-casual eatery aims to offer breakfast by end of 2014

Education Focus: Round Rock ISD

STAAR results, feeder charts and updates for Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs

Vote 2014

Sample ballot for Northwest Austin residents and 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.

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Market data for Northwest Austin

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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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