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Residents to decide on $1 billion rail, road plan

Residents to decide on $1 billion rail, road plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has said solving the region’s transportation crisis requires a big solution.

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Online travel marketplace business HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the Austin area Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market.

Lyndsey Taylor

Now Open: HomeAway at The Domain

Austin-based online travel marketplace, HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the area at The Domain Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Judge retires after 37 years of service

Williamson County commissioners bid farewell to 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield at their regular meeting Oct. 21. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Georgetown

City of Austin’s $1 billion rail/road bond would increase homeowners’ tax bills

Austin voters will decide on a $1 billion rail and road bond Nov. 4 that would raise homeowners’ taxes by hundreds of dollars. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 2 Comments

Developer proposes dense housing, retail, office on Spicewood Springs

Dallas-based Spire Realty Group LP is proposing to turn a 31-acre office complex located at MoPac and Spicewood Springs Road into a mixed-use development, spawning opposition from many nearby residents. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin 8 Comments

AISD faces drop in student population

Updated enrollment numbers released by Austin ISD as of Oct. 3 showed there were 653 fewer students in the district compared with the six-week period that ended Oct. 4, 2013. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Uber

City Council legalizes ridesharing companies

After a year-and-a-half-long battle, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft can now operate legally in the city. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

Travis County greenlights Wells Branch project

Commissioners approved the financing of a new senior apartment housing project in the Wells Branch community Oct. 14. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Northwest Austin

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

The 2013–14 Austin City Council: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, Councilman Chris Riley and Councilman Mike Martinez

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Austin City Council to pick best approach for rewriting land development code

Austin City Council on Oct. 23 will decide among three proposed approaches for rewriting the city's land development code, an ongoing process dubbed CodeNEXT. In total, Austin City Council members will take up 54 items for consideration. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin 2 Comments

Milwood Branch Library, located at 12500 Amherst Drive, is closing for renovations from Nov. 10–December 2015.

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Milwood branch library closing postponed to receive community input

The Milwood branch of the Austin Public Library will remain open while staffers receive community input about its closing for renovations, library staff announced Oct. 16. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin Community College is proposing a new four-year nursing program in which the school's past graduates can upgrade their associate's degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. If approved by the state, the new program could begin by 2017.

Joe Lanane

ACC seeks to add bachelor's nursing program

Nursing students in Austin Community College's associate degree program may soon be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science in nursing without transferring. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin

The Ebola virus has been confirmed in three different people in Dallas as of Oct. 16. There are currently no cases in Austin.

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UPDATE: Austin resident being monitored for Ebola virus

Austin is at a low risk of its residents becoming infected with Ebola, Mayor Lee Leffingwell said Oct. 16 at a news conference. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Central Austin

Mayor issues challenge to end veteran homelessness

On Oct. 15, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced a challenge to end veteran homelessness by 2015. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Central Austin

Online marketing company Yodle moved into a new office in September in North Austin. Two walls are engraved with the word Yodle and include a gong that employees bang when they make a big sale.

Amy Denney

Yodle plans for employee growth at North Austin office

New York–based Yodle, a company that assists small businesses with their online presence, is planning to expand its Austin office from 550 employees to 800 in the next couple of years, CEO Court Cunningham said. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Northwest Austin

Austin ISD moves forward with Professional Pathways for Teachers initiative

At its Oct. 13 work session, the board of trustees heard an update on the district's Professional Pathways for Teachers, or PPfT, initiative to design an approach to managing employees. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin City Council asked city staff to review existing regulations and any proposed code amendments that might allow for the development of more tiny homes.

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Austin releases research on tiny homes

Responding to an Austin City Council resolution seeking more information about tiny homes, city staff released research Oct. 13 that outlines obstacles to building, parking and living in these single-family detached homes—usually on wheels. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Central Austin 3 Comments

Citizens communication could change at Austin ISD board meetings

The Austin ISD board of trustees could change the way it hears comments from members of the community at board meetings. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Austin Metro

The new headquarters for St. David's Foundation is under construction at 1303 San Antonio Street. The nonprofit hopes to move into the new building in 2015.

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St. David’s Foundation to build new headquarters on San Antonio Street

Construction is underway at the corner of 13th and San Antonio Streets for St. David’s Foundation’s new headquarters. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Central Austin

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo discusses the importance of following speed limits on MoPac to ensure the safety of both motorists and construction workers during the construction of the MoPac express lanes.

Photo by Amy Denney

MoPac speed limit returns to 65 mph north of US 183 when workers not present

Drivers on MoPac will see speed limits return to 65 mph north of US 183 on Oct. 9 but only when workers are not present. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Northwest Austin 2 Comments

AISD students beat state, national averages on SAT, ACT

Austin ISD students earned higher overall SAT and ACT scores than average scores for the state and nation, according to an Oct. 7 district news release. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Austin Metro

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

Transportation Updates

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

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.

Real estate

Market data for Northwest Austin

Antiques guide

Regional antiques shopping destinations

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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