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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

Texas Farmers Market at Domain will be held at the new lawn venue near iPic Theaters. The market begins May 10.

Amy Denney

Farmers market to open May 10 at The Domain

A nonprofit group that operates farmers markets at Lakeline Mall and the Mueller development is opening its third location May 10 at the new lawn venue near iPic Theaters in The Domain, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin.. more »

Mar 27, 2015 12:23 PM Northwest Austin

Patrick, Straus name committees in Senate, House for 84th session

For Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, his first time assigning senators to each of the 14 Senate committees was a bit like the NFL draft and involved charting assignments on a whiteboard. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Silver Grill Cafe owner Rehan Awan bought the business on Parmer Lane in July 2010.

Photos by Amy Denney

Silver Grill Cafe

After working for more than two decades in management for Pizza Hut and Olive Garden, Rehan Awan decided it was time to go local. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Jonathan and Edith Troen moved to Austin in September and opened their yoga studio Nov. 3.

Photo by Amy Denney

Austin Yoga Tree

After moving to Austin in September, Jonathan and Edith Troen did not just want to open a yoga studio—they wanted to create a sense of community. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

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Texas Department of Housing and

Low-income housing units proposed in Northwest Austin

The city’s Imagine Austin comprehensive plan outlines a concept of complete communities with a mixture of housing attainable for all income levels. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

I-35 prioritized for first round of Prop. 1 transportation funding

About $120 million in Proposition 1 funding will be pumped into Central Texas road projects in 2015 with the majority of funding going toward I-35 projects in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Employees at Austin Fitness Rentals test out spin bikes at the business’ showroom on Rutland Drive.

Photos by Amy Denney

Austin Fitness Rentals

Kyle May’s career change from government contractor in Washington, D.C., to business owner did not originally include renting out fitness equipment. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes—7, 20, 300, 325 and 331—that connect to its MetroRapid bus service.

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Capital Metro to increase frequency on five high-ridership bus routes

As part of its June service changes, Capital Metro will implement a high-frequency network on five bus routes that connect to its MetroRapid bus service. more »

Mar 24, 2015 2:12 PM Austin Metro

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Three new businesses opening on Mesa Drive this spring, summer

Three new businesses, including Galaxy Cafe and DoubleDave's Pizzaworks, are opening locations on Mesa Drive in spring and summer 2015. more »

Mar 24, 2015 9:36 AM Northwest Austin

Northwest Austin council members host March town hall meetings

Austin City Council members in districts 6 and 10 are hosting town hall meetings March 21 and 28 to discuss a variety of topics, such as transportation and parks. more »

Mar 19, 2015 11:08 AM Northwest Austin

Ralph's World is one of seven bands performing at Rock + Chalk on March 21.

Courtesy Peter Thompson

UPDATED: The Domain hosts first event on new lawn venue March 22

Rock + Chalk at The Domain has been rescheduled to March 22 because of anticipated inclement weather Saturday. The event will run from 3–7 p.m. on the recently completed lawn venue in The Domain II near iPic Theaters, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza. more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:19 PM Northwest Austin

Jodi Elliott, co-founder of Foreign & Domestic, is opening Bribery Bakery on March 18 in North Austin.

Amy Denney

Bribery Bakery to open March 18 in North Austin

The co-founder of Foreign & Domestic is returning to her baking roots with a new venture opening March 18 in North Austin. more »

Mar 13, 2015 8:34 AM Northwest Austin

2040 plan revenue sources

Courtesy CAMPO

CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

Engineer Paul Schrader, right, explains how adding an auxiliary lane on southbound US 183 at Duval Road will help drivers more safely enter the highway.

Amy Denney

US 183 toll lanes could come with $500M–$600M price tag

Adding two toll lanes in both directions of US 183 between RM 620 and MoPac is likely to cost between $500 million and $600 million. more »

Mar 11, 2015 9:53 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Congress battles to solve Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in 2015—on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation fund more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM , Georgetown

Feds to address Highway Trust Fund

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in 2015—on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have a long-term transportation funding problem. more »

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM , Lake Travis | Westlake

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SXSW Roundup: Transportation groups plan for SXSW service

Several transportation organizations are rolling out new or extended services in time for the South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals on March 13–22. more »

Mar 9, 2015 7:01 AM Austin Metro

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is studying eight miles of US 183 from RM 620 to MoPac.

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Mobility Authority reschedules open house for 183 North project to March 10

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has rescheduled its 183 North open house after projected inclement weather conditions caused area school districts to close campuses March 5. more »

Mar 6, 2015 1:32 PM Northwest Austin

All three Northwest Austin school districts cancel classes March 5

All three school districts in the Northwest Austin area—Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs—have cancelled classes and events March 5 because of expected inclement weather. more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:55 PM Northwest Austin