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Central Austin October 2012

Austin City Council could see big changes in wake of upcoming election

Among the 18 propositions on the City of Austin’s November election ballot are three governance changes that could significantly change the faces on the Austin City Council as well as how council members are elected. more »

Oct 25, 2012 3:00 PM Central Austin

Bob Woody

Bob Woody has been a fixture of downtown Austin for decades. He bought into his first downtown property, Old Pecan Street Cafe, in the early 1980s and has worked his way to owning all or part of 26 bars, live music venues and restaurants. more »

Oct 25, 2012 1:00 PM Central Austin

Council seeks to add land on Rainey St. to cultural center's master plan

After hearing the public objections and debating the proper use of a piece of land adjacent to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin City Council voted to look into having the land incorporated into the center's master plan. more »

Oct 12, 2012 5:57 PM Central Austin

Study: SXSW generated $190.3M economic impact in 2012

Official events during the 2012 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference had a $190.3 million impact on the Austin economy—roughly $23 million more than in 2011, according to a new study by Greyhill Advisors. more »

Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin