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Transportation Updates—Central Austin, April 2015

Major transportation projects in the area. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Highland Mall nearly history

Contrary to popular belief, Highland Mall is still open—but not for long. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin chamber names new head of economic development

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce hired within for its senior vice president of economic development role that had been vacant since December. more »

Apr 17, 2015 1:42 PM Central Austin

Two Buddhist Tibetan monks work on creating a sand mandala in Austin City Hall on April 15.

Jennifer Curington

Tibetan monks create art in Austin City Hall

A group of Buddhist Tibetan monks are currently creating a work of art in Austin City Hall. more »

Apr 16, 2015 1:38 PM Central Austin

Downtown Austin Alliance President and CEO Dewitt M. Peart joined the organization Feb. 2.

Joe lanane

New Downtown Austin Alliance CEO talks long-term strategy

Downtown Austin Alliance President and CEO Dewitt M. Peart joined the organization Feb. 2 and has hit the ground running ever since. more »

Apr 8, 2015 11:55 AM Central Austin

Former No. 1 world tennis champion Andy Roddick will join the Austin Aces at the Cedar Park Center.

Courtesy Travis VanDenBerg

Pro tennis team moves to UT campus

The Austin Aces professional tennis team will move to Central Austin for its 2015 season. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:08 AM Central Austin

Springdale Farm co-owners Glenn and Paula Foore have operated a business at the East Austin property since 1992, converting the land to a full-time farming operation in 2008.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Springdale Farm

March marks the beginning of the spring growing season at Springdale Farm, an East Austin agriculture operation owned by Paula and Glenn Foore. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Growth not without struggle for Austin’s philanthropic groups

Most of Austin’s nonprofits are small, short on cash and operate without paid staff, according to a new report detailing the state of the city’s nonprofit sector. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

From the General Manager—Central Austin, March 2015

When I was learning to drive, I remember my mom stressing the importance of parallel parking. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

What to do in Austin this week: March 9–15

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this week. more »

Mar 10, 2015 8:12 AM Central Austin

Mobility Authority reveals MoPac South roadwork concepts at Feb. 26 open house

Express lanes are being planned for the MoPac South corridor—spanning Cesar Chavez Street to Slaughter Lane—as part of an environmental study the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has been conducting since April 2013. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Common connection: Being a tourist in your own city

Common connection between Austin Eats Food Tours and Austin Passbook. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:33 AM Central Austin

Austin Spy Shop owner Kiva McDonald stands outside her business, which is located along I-35.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Austin Spy Shop

After only one year in business, Austin Spy Shop, known for its hidden cameras and tracking devices, is branching out and creating its own products. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Community Foundation in late January awarded Austin Diaper Bank $5,000 to help pay rent on the diaper bank facility.

Courtesy Austin Diaper Bank

Nonprofit Roundup—Central Austin, February 2015

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Waller Creek project proceeds with new leader

Energized by new leadership, the nonprofit Waller Creek Conservancy is ready to ramp up efforts to redevelop the mile-and-a-half creek along downtown’s east side. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Market Data—Central Austin, February 2015

Central Austin real estate data more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Flashback, a retro 1980s and '90s dance party, takes place Feb. 21 and benefits Austin Children's Services.

Courtesy Austin Children's Services

What to do in Austin this week: Feb. 16–22

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this week. more »

Feb 16, 2015 10:43 AM Central Austin

Former Councilman Chris Riley (center) helps lead a rally in October in support of TNCs.

Courtesy Uber

Ride-sharing companies now legal

Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have operated legally in Austin under a temporary agreement since late November. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Courtesy Laura Gale

What to do in Austin this week: Jan. 26–Feb. 1

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this week. more »

Jan 26, 2015 10:54 AM Central Austin