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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

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

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

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

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

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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

The map shows the route of Sunday's 3M Half Marathon, which is expected to draw more than 6,500 participants.

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Know what roads to avoid during Jan. 25 3M Half Marathon

The 21st annual 3M Half Marathon is set for Jan. 25, and event organizers are advising motorists to avoid certain roadways during the Sunday morning race. more »

Jan 23, 2015 4:47 PM Central Austin

Tiff's Treats, an Austin-based cookie delivery service, celebrates 16 years of business this month. To celebrate, the company is selling discounted cookies.

Courtesy Tiff's Treats

What to do in Austin this week: Jan. 19–25

Plan your week using this list of notable Central Austin events. more »

Jan 19, 2015 12:34 PM Central Austin

A new online-based neighborhood group called Friends of Hyde Park launched Jan. 5.

Joe Lanane

Hyde Park residents launch online-based neighborhood group

A new Central Austin website seeks to offer an alternative to the traditional method through which neighborhood associations conduct business. more »

Jan 16, 2015 7:16 AM Central Austin 4 Comments

Rep. Paul Workman (left), R-Austin, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez spoke during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.

Joe Lanane

Austin-area state House Reps pitch transportation initiatives during RECA luncheon

Transportation issues made up the majority of the discussion during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum, which included guest speakers Texas House Reps. Eddie Rodriguez and Paul Workman. more »

Jan 14, 2015 2:02 PM Central Austin

A pub run and "Anchorman" movie screening takes place Jan. 13 at the Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave.

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What to do in Austin this week: Jan. 12–15

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

Jan 12, 2015 1:16 PM Central Austin 1 Comments

The Color Fun Fest 5K begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Jan. 9–11

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

Jan 9, 2015 10:24 AM Central Austin

From the General Manager—Central Austin, December 2014

“I love that paper!” or “I read it cover to cover every month” is all I have heard since I announced in November my plans to step away from the anchor desk at KEYE-TV and become the general manager of Community Impact Newspaper’s Central Austin editi more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Working in #ATX: Artists

Austin has become a career launching pad for many artists, and area advocates are working to ensure those artists can earn a full-time living without relocating to a bigger market. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Co-owners Eric Burke (left) and Roy Carter opened Tribe Comics and Games in 2008.

Photo by Kelli Weldon

Tribe Comics and Games

Tribe Comics and Games co-owner Eric Burke carefully opened an issue of the comic book “Mouse Guard,” gesturing at details and the ink drawings that bloom across the page. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Leslie Pool (front, left) is holding her runoff election watch party at La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern off Burnet Road. She is likely to win the Austin City Council District 7 seat.

Joe Lanane

Leslie Pool wins District 7 runoff election

Leslie Pool leads J.E. "Jeb" Boyt in the Austin City Council District 7 race. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:06 PM Vote Central Texas

A traveling showroom featuring designer eyeglasses debuts Nov. 14 outside The Picnic, where it will remain for at least six months.

Courtesy Warby Parker

What to do in Austin this weekend: Nov. 13–16

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

Nov 13, 2014 1:05 PM Central Austin