Amy Denney

Amy Denney

Amy joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010 and has been covering Northwest Austin news since January 2011. She is now the editor for the Northwest Austin market, and her reporting focuses on business, development, transportation, technology and health care. She is the beat reporter for Capital Metro, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Amy hails from Kansas City, Mo.

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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.

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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

Jack Wright (left) was one of five veterans from the Atria at the Arboretum to go on the April 11–12 Honor Flight. Atria residents—including veteran Rocco Cocco (center), who went on a previous Honor Flight—sent them off.

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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. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Northwest Austin

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.

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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

Tina Cannon (left) addresses supporters at her campaign kickoff party April 4 at Hula Hut.

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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

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Zed's closed temporarily Feb. 19. It opened in December 2010.

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Zed's closes temporarily

Zed's, located in the Tech Ridge development, closed temporarily Feb. 19. more »

Feb 21, 2013 Northwest Austin Impacts

General manager Oliver Belche, executive chef Reese Heffington and bar manager Raul Garcia stand outside the newly opened Spicewood Tavern, a gastropub that serves American comfort food.

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Now Open: Spicewood Tavern

Gastropub Spicewood Tavern opened Nov. 12 on Mesa Drive. more »

Nov 14, 2012 Northwest Austin Impacts

Panel featuring James Franco was only missing James Franco

James Franco was to participate in a panel on his Web series "Undergrads," which follows four UT film students as they create their own films. more »

Mar 10, 2012 SXSW Film (1 Comments)

Director Jay Chandrasekhar and actor Kevin Heffernan introduced the film by engaging in a beer chugging contest. Heffernan, who looked like he had the clear advantage, easily won. The film premiered Friday at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

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'The Babymakers' draws big laughs with raunchy humor

"The Babymakers" relies on raunchiness to get laughs in this baby-making comedy. more »

Mar 10, 2012 SXSW Film

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Gyros, offered with lamb or chicken ($8.50), come with a side salad and tzatziki sauce.

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Santorini Café

Striving to provide a cozy atmosphere, owners Ana Marie Karamalegos and Orestis Stavrou found what they call the perfect location for their Greek restaurant in an old house on North Lamar Boulevard. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

From left: Owners Boon Tea and Bill Bong said The Lonestar pizza is a top seller.

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Promise Pizza

At Promise Pizza, owners Bill Bong and Boon Tea don’t believe the stigma that pizza has to been greasy and unhealthy more »

Sep 26, 2013 Northwest Austin

Customers can pick up prepared meals, snacks and juices at any location.

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Snap Kitchen

Knowing that not everyone has time to prepare healthy meals, Snap Kitchen offers customers the chance to eat right without visiting the grocery store or cooking. more »

Sep 26, 2013 Northwest Austin

Chi'Lantro BBQ owner Jae Kim united his Korean heritage and love of Mexican food in starting his business.

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Chi’Lantro BBQ

The first day Jae Kim opened food truck Chi’Lantro BBQ, he made just $7 in sales. Three years later, Kim has grown his business to five food trucks in two cities, Austin and Houston. more »

Jun 27, 2013 Northwest Austin