Central Austin http://impactnews.com/topics/central_austin/index.rss en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT What to do in Austin this weekend: Oct. 23–26 Learn what's happening in Central Austin during Oct. 23–26.

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What to do in Austin this week: Oct. 20–22 Learn what's happening in Central Austin during Oct. 20–22.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Oct. 16–19 Billed as Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival, the 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival and Parade takes place from noon–9 p.m. Oct. 18.

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Online food fight highlights Oct. 13–15 activities, events A 12-day online bidding battle begins Oct. 13 to decide what culinary contender should win the Sixth Annual Food Fight.

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Dawson, Central Austin, August 2014 Dawson is the southern neighbor of the “SoCo” district in the heart of 78704.

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Voices of the World Speech Therapy A graduate of The University of Texas set out to utilize her linguistics degree and ended up opening her own business that helps individuals improve language skills.

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Transportation updates – Central Austin, September 2014 Major transportation projects in the area

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Macro problem, micro solution Are Austinites ready to start living in 21st century boarding houses?

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Austin Community College debuts Highland Campus A shopping center once renowned for being Austin's first regional mall is now an institution for higher learning.

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Black Fret Black Fret, an Austin nonprofit that seeks to empower area musicians through grants and public support, ann0ounced Aug. 2 it will hold its first gala, The Black Ball, on Nov. 8 at The Paramount Theatre.

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The Pit Barbeque When a barbecue craving occurs, there are plenty of Austin restaurants that can meet such a demand. However, only one of those barbecue establishments has Roma Duff.

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Austin Dog Butler Paul Barrett used his canine compassion to create a career-changing small business called Austin Dog Butler.

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From the editor, Central Austin, August 2014 Two of Austin’s most significant problems, traffic congestion and development controversies, are highlighted in our front-page stories in this month’s issue.

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BMX/Skate Park could be renamed Aug. 28 An extensive process to rename a 30,000-square-foot BMX and skateboard park in Central Austin could come to a conclusion Aug. 28.

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District 7 The Austin City Council District 7 includes about 27 square miles in North Austin, according to City Demographer Ryan Robinson’s 10-1 demographics presentation from December 2013.

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Market Data, Central Austin, August 2014 http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/market-data-central-austin-august-2014/ http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/market-data-central-austin-august-2014/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT National Alliance for Mental Illness This year marks the 30th anniversary of the inception of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI.

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Relocation: Bright Beginnings Children’s clothing store Bright Beginnings relocated in March from 10006 W. 38th St. to 2925 W. Anderson Lane. The store has been in business since 1983 and sells clothing, shoes and accessories for babies to children’s size 16. 512-453-0433. www.bestdressedkids.com

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Coming soon: Taco Flats A classic Austin brand, Taco Flats, will return decades after closing as a new restaurant and bar at 5520 Burnet Road. Slated to open this summer, Taco Flats will draw inspiration from the 1970s institution to include traditional tacos and more than 30 craft beers and wines on tap. Owner Simon Madera said he plans on bringing new life to one of Austin’s old favorites. 512-619-9848. www.tacoflats.com

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Enforcement increases on free side of Barton Springs Pool Effective September 2, alcohol will no longer be allowed at the Barton Creek spillway next to Barton Springs pool as part of ramped-up enforcement efforts.

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