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City to offer buyouts near Williamson Creek

City to offer buyouts near Williamson Creek

More than a year has passed since floods devastated parts of south Austin and struck homes near Onion and Williamson creeks.

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Google, AT&T bring gigabit speeds to South Austin

Austin added to its reputation as a wired city last year when Internet service providers announced plans to launch ultra-high-speed connections in the next few years. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Clearing the way for new urban trails

Area civic groups say they still have a long road ahead of them before they can open new trails in Southwest Austin. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

ARM to flex in Southwest Austin

ARM Inc. plans to invest $56 million in capital projects in Travis County during the next five years, including $12 million on a new facility at 5707 Southwest Parkway, according to Travis County documents. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Neighbors gather Oct. 30 to protest the proposed St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts project.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Council approves St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts project despite protests

St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts, a proposed mixed-use development on Industrial Boulevard, will move forward. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM , Southwest Austin

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

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Chamber’s annual 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 at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education event Nov. 17. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

South Austin arts option considered

The topic of increasing student access to Austin ISD’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy, or LASA, programming was part of the school district’s board of trustees work session Nov. 10. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

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 12:00 AM Austin Metro

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.

Photo courtesy Austin Community College

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

Travis County leaders are expected to place a bond referendum on the May 2015 ballot to replace the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse with a new 14-story civil and family courthouse.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

County reviews courthouse’s $294M price tag

Commissioners Court received the preliminary budget for the proposed county civil and family courthouse Nov. 18. more »

Nov 25, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Freescale to give marathon proceeds to help STEM nonprofit

​Freescale Foundation will donate all proceeds from the 2015 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon to support education nonprofit First in Texas Foundation, the groups announced in mid-November. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:31 PM Southwest Austin 1 Comments

Austin ISD administrators, trustees, educators and students were among those who broke ground Nov. 19 on the school district's new Applied Technology Center, which is located adjacent to the Anderson High School campus.

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. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:15 PM Austin Metro

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

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

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

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

Local dentistry practice offers free month of services for veterans

Local business Smile Creations is offering some free services for U.S. military veterans throughout November. more »

Nov 11, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Council approves South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan

Austin City Council approved the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan—a document outlining land-use options for the South Manchaca, Garrison Park and Westgate neighborhoods—unanimously at its Nov. 6 meeting. more »

Nov 7, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

From left: School board trustees Ann Teich, Jayme Mathias along with Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz, board President Vincent Torres and trustees Gina Hinojosa and Amber Elenz were present at the Austin ISD board of trustees meeting June 2.

Kelli Weldon

Some Austin ISD board of trustees races headed for runoffs

Voters went to the polls Nov. 4 to choose their local representatives for five contested seats on the Austin ISD board of trustees. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM Vote Central Texas

10-1 Austin City Council redistricting

New monthly series highlights many of the top issues facing upcoming Austin City Council candidates and offers profiles of each of the council districts

Transportation Updates

The latest on local road projects

Wanderland

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Local store focuses on unique finds, holiday gift options, products from reused materials

Mariana's Kitchen Restaurant

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Chef recreates homestyle Mexican cuisine

Chisos Grill

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Family restaurant serves the flavors of the Southwest

Ruby's Rainbow

Courtesy Amy Melsa Photography

Grant assists students with Down syndrome

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Facility offers tours, tastings

2014 Holiday Retail Guide

Locally owned shops and service providers in Southwest Austin

November 2014 Election Guides

Learn more about the candidates vying for public office. Full coverage at impactnews.com/vote-2014.

2014 Public Education Guide

Data on Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD

Day Trips Guide

Optional activities in Bastrop, Dripping Springs, San Marcos and Williamson County

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

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

Southwest Austin Wedding Guide

Area businesses specialize in hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions.

X Games Guide

Austin will host ESPN's Summer X Games this year.

Meet your local foodie

Meet the professional foodie, a jack-of-all-trades who helps keep local grocery stores on the cutting edge of food trends.

Summer Camps Guide

Local camps offer enrichment, athletics and adventure

Stargazing Guide

A guide to the night sky and upcoming events

Education Guide

Austin ISD

Bee Guide

Sweet events and local resources

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