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

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

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

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

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

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

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 3 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

Ridescout was one of about 20 organizations that attended an Oct. 31 event to celebrate participants of Mobility Week, which encouraged businesses and employees to find alternative means to get commute to work.

Amy Denney

Mobility Week, Commute Solutions Month promote alternative modes of commuting

Austinites already know how bad traffic is in the city, but they might not know all of their commuting options besides driving alone in their cars. more »

Oct 31, 2014 4:22 PM Northwest Austin

Austin City Council candidate drops out of District 4 race to support opponent

Marco Mancillas announced Oct. 28 he has dropped out of the Austin City Council District 4 race and is supporting his former opponent, Laura Pressley. more »

Oct 29, 2014 4:54 PM Northwest Austin 3 Comments

North of US 183 construction crews are already laying down pavement.

Courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Mobility Authority, contractors working to prevent MoPac project from falling behind schedule

Concerns have been mounting in the last four months that the MoPac Improvement Project could be falling behind schedule, according to staff and contractors overseeing the project. more »

Oct 29, 2014 3:41 PM Northwest Austin

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School will not be finished until March because of delays. The project will add 3.5 miles of 54-inch pipe.

Courtesy City of Austin

McNeil water main project faces delays

Construction of the Martin Hill water main project near McNeil High School in Northwest Austin will not wrap up until March because of a series of delays. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:57 PM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Courtesy Capital Metro

Capital Metro rolls out weekend pass, extended service hours for Halloween, F1 events

Capital Metro will offer longer service hours and a special festival pass for Halloween, Fan Fest and other Formula 1 events to provide participants with safe transit to and from events. more »

Oct 27, 2014 3:36 PM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

From left: Family Nurse Practitioner Laurelin Mullins, Dr. Lara Hochman and Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen work at Balcones Woods Family Medicine. The other two practitioners are FNP Charis M. Bearden and Dr. Koren Weston.

Photo by Amy Denney

Balcones Woods Family Medicine

Many family medicine practitioners will each see about 30 patients each day, Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen said. At her practice, Balcones Woods Family Medicine, that figure is closer to 15 to 20 per practitioner. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest 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 12:00 PM Northwest Austin

CAMPO OKs options for non–Capital Metro cities to access federal transit funds

Cities located in the Austin urbanized area but outside Capital Metro’s service area—such as Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway, Buda and Kyle—will now be able to access federal transit dollars designated for transit services in the region. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments