Central Austin August 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency analyzes data from the air quality monitoring station at Murchison Middle School off Far West Boulevard.

Photo by Macy Hurwitz

Ozone levels a concern for Austin and regional entities

If the Environmental Protection Agency finds that the Austin area is in nonattainment of federal air quality standards, the EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will step in and enact a State Improvement Plan. more »

Aug 24, 2012 9:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Fashion Week 2012 roundup: Local businesses’ participation

Local businesses participated in Austin Fashion Week 2012 events. more »

Aug 24, 2012 9:00 AM Central Austin

Jonathon Sims learned a love of tea from his parents and has passed it along to his own children.

Photo by Christi Covington

Tea Embassy

At the Tea Embassy, owner Jonathon Sims shares his love of tea with downtown Austin customers. The shop sells more than 200 varieties of tea. more »

Aug 24, 2012 8:00 AM Central Austin

Komé Sushi Kitchen offers fresh fish and other seafood in addition to its sushi menu.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

Komé Sushi Kitchen

Takehiro and Kayo Asazu spent years working in the food industry before opening their own restaurant, Komé Sushi Kitchen. more »

Aug 24, 2012 7:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Water Utility proposes rate hikes, reserve fund for FY 2013

Austin Water Utility recommended several changes to Austin City Council, including a rate increase, that would take effect with the FY 2013 budget. more »

Aug 24, 2012 7:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Police Department Sgt. Matt Greer (left) performs at a firefighter cadet graduation ceremony Aug. 10.

Photo by Amy Denney

Emergency Service Pipes & Drums Association

The Emergency Service Pipes & Drums Association performs at cadet graduation ceremonies, parades and other community events. They will even go to bars on Sixth Street in full Scottish regalia and play on tabletops to raise money. more »

Aug 24, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

General Manager’s Note — August 2012

There are very few things I dread when it comes to my job. more »

Aug 24, 2012 1:00 AM Central Austin

360 Condominiums | Austin – 78701

A closeup look at the 360 Condominiums in Central Austin. more »

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM Central Austin

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-District 14, said now is the time to improve health care in Travis County.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Central Health places tax increase on ballot

This November, Travis County voters will decide whether to support a large tax increase for their health care district. more »

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 4 Comments

Market Data for Central Austin — August 2012

Real estate market data for the Central Austin Multiple Listing Service Areas. more »

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM Central Austin

George Gutierrez discusses the growth that is expected to occur in the Hispanic business community during the monthly Coffee With Impact on Aug. 2 at the Community Impact Newspaper headquarters.

Photo by Annie-Lee Taylor

Coffee with Impact: George Gutierrez

Six out of every 10 children who attend Austin ISD are Hispanic, according to the district’s 2011 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills results. more »

Aug 17, 2012 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 2 Comments

Committee: Partnership the better way to build Travis County courthouse

The Travis County Commissioners Court accepted a committee report for the new civil and family courthouse during its Aug. 7 meeting. more »

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Proposed ACC tax rate to climb 0.3 percent for 2013

Associate Vice President Neil Vickers said the tax rate was "effectively flat." more »

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 3 Comments

The 2011–12 Travis County Commissioners Court (from left) is: Commissioner Margaret Gomez, Commissioner Karen Huber, Judge Samuel T. Biscoe, Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt and Commissioner Ron Davis.

Courtesy Travis County

Travis County commissioners to vote to raise own base salaries

Travis County Commissioners Court is scheduled to hold a public hearing July 31 on a plan to raise the base salaries of elected officials—including their own—who are not under a state-mandated salary cap by 3.5 percent. more »

Jul 10, 2012 10:51 PM Southwest Austin 1 Comments