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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.

Austinites vote to derail $1 billion rail, road bond

City of Austin voters turned down a $1 billion rail and road bond proposal Nov. 4 with 57.2 percent, or 108,396 votes, against the bond. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

The Rasta pizza is topped with a pesto sauce, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and basil ($8–$14).

Photo by Amy Denney

Pour House Pints & Pies

Marcos Canchola and Brian Hyde are no strangers to operating bars and eateries. Since 2002 they have opened six businesses together with potential to grow that number throughout Austin. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Council approves condos on Spicewood Springs

City Council approved a zoning change Dec. 11 that could allow condos to be built on Spicewood Springs Road near Mesa Drive. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

From the Northwest Austin Editor—December 2014

I was nervous the first time I rode Capital Metro’s newest bus service, MetroRapid. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Changing driver behavior could help better Austin’s congestion

With more than 200 students and 25 employees, Brandon Martin, founder of North Austin beauty and wellness school Avenue Five, wanted to reduce the school’s traffic footprint and encourage students to ride public transit. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Jobs2Careers moved into its new offices Dec. 15 at the Champion Office Park, a new project that recently completed construction on RM 2222 at Loop 360.

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Jobs2Careers moves in as first tenant in new Northwest Austin office park

On Dec. 15, Jobs2Careers moved into its new offices at the Champion Office Park, a project that just finished construction at RM 2222 and Loop 360. more »

Dec 15, 2014 10:00 AM Northwest Austin

Capital Metro and Whole Foods Market have partnered for the third annual Stuff the Bus food drive Dec. 12–14. It challenges Austin residents to donate enough nonperishable food items for 30,000 meals.

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Capital Metro, Whole Foods Market partner for third annual food drive Dec. 12–14

Capital Metro has raised the stakes for the third annual Stuff the Bus food drive Dec. 12–14 by challenging Austinites to donate enough items to fill two of its buses. more »

Dec 11, 2014 1:19 PM Northwest Austin

Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation

TxDOT wrapping up I-35 study to add two new lanes

The Texas Department of Transportation will finish a yearlong study in January to analyze the best use of adding two lanes to I-35 in Travis County. more »

Dec 10, 2014 2:02 PM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

Project Connect, I-35 projects approved for inclusion in CAMPO’s draft 2040 plan

The Central Texas region’s transportation planning organization approved including a list of public transit and road projects, including in Project Connect and on I-35, in the draft 2040 long-range plan. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:48 AM Northwest Austin

From left: Marshall Geyer and Erich Weidner own the English Tudor–themed Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe.

Photo by Amy Denney

Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe

It’s a Saturday night at Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe, and Walter Schmalstieg has just finished setting up the board for “Rampage,” a tabletop game that involves stacking cards and figurines to create a city of buildings. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Volunteers prepared donations before this year’s Settlement Home for Children Charity Garage and Estate Sale.

Photo by Jennifer Curington

The Settlement Home for Children

Bargain hunting and donating to a good cause came together Nov. 6–9 at the 39th annual Charity Garage and Estate Sale hosted by The Settlement Home for Children. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin

From the Northwest Austin Editor, November 2014

My husband and I recently purchased a condo in Northwest Austin.Besides having a fantastic view of the Hill Country, nearly every wall is painted a different color. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Balcones Resources’s 100,000-square-foot facility in Northeast Austin processes about 10,000 tons of recyclable material each month. City of Austin trucks unload the material onto the floor where it is sorted, baled and shipped.

Photo by Amy Denney

City boosts recycling services to meet zero-waste goals

Truck traffic is constant at the Balcones Resources recycling processing plant in Northeast Austin. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Courtesy Chad Adams

Nonprofit Roundup—Northwest Austin, November 2014

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin

TxDOT to start mobility study on Loop 360

Three years ago the Texas Department of Transportation ditched an unpopular innovative intersection plan aimed at improving mobility on Loop 360. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

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

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

Groups plan debates for Austin City Council runoff races

Several neighborhood groups and organizations have planned candidate debates in North and Northwest Austin for the Austin City Council runoff election Dec. 16. more »

Nov 17, 2014 10:06 AM Northwest Austin

Casar, Pressley head into runoff election for Austin City Council District 4 seat

District 4 candidates Gregorio “Greg” Casar and Laura Pressley garnered the most votes for the Austin City Council seat, and the two will face off in the Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:34 PM Vote Central Texas 2 Comments

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 5 Comments

Contract for SH 45 SW engineering design services approved

Design of the contentious SH 45 SW project in southern Travis County and northern Hays County could be underway in 2015 once the project receives environmental clearance. more »

Nov 3, 2014 12:58 PM Southwest Austin