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Georgetown ISD trustees select contractor for Elementary School No. 11

Trustees approved a nearly $17.2 million contract with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors to build the more than 101,000-square-foot elementary school campus in Teravista. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Georgetown

This year's Dragon Boat Festival will take place from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. April 26 at Festival Beach on the northeast corner of Lady Bird Lake.

Courtesy Asian American Cultural Center

Dragon boat race takes place April 26

An ancient Chinese tradition will bring dragons to Lady Bird Lake as part of an annual multicultural festival. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Central Austin

Georgetown City Council gives final approval for new landscaping rules

At its April 22 meeting City Council approved amendments to the city of Georgetown's water ordinance that include requirements for landscaping and irrigation for future residential construction. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Georgetown

Hutto Chamber of Commerce President Tom Britton submits resignation

Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce President Tom Britton submitted his resignation to the chamber’s board of directors, according to an April 22 news release. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

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SXSW panel looks at what makes Austin unique

In the midst of Austin’s changing landscape because of its growth and popularity, a South by Southwest Music and Media Festival panel said it is important to understand what makes the city an attractive place to locate. more »

Mar 12, 2014 SXSW

Adam Savage delivers his keynote address on art and science at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Peter McCrady

Adam Savage talks education, science, art during SXSW Monday keynote

"Mythbusters" co-host Adam Savage told the South by Southwest Music and Media Festival March 10 that creativity and scientific thought do not have to be two separate processes more »

Mar 11, 2014 SXSW (1 Comments)

SXSW Gaming Expo attendees test their skills in the SXSW Table Top area. One game played in this section is the card game Magic: The Gathering.

Peter McCrady

Slideshow: SXSW Gaming

Another aspect of South by Southwest Music and Media Festival is the Gaming Expo. more »

Mar 10, 2014 , SXSW

Investors to Austin startups: Focus on the long term

Austin startups looking for funding would do well to take advice from Krishna Srinivasan and Rosa McCormick, two investors who are heavily involved in Austin’s startup scene. more »

Mar 9, 2014 SXSW

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The Mikey ($12.99) features sandwiches filled with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and more.

Photo by Stephen Burnett

Maggiore’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar

All-American food, drinks and fun have been the theme of Maggiore’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar in Cedar Park since Mike Brandel and Chet Bigon opened the restaurant in March 2010. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Robert White, left, and Victor Litwinenko create their menus to offer twists on food items they love to eat.

Courtesy Guru Burgers and Crepes

Guru Burgers and Crepes

Business partners Robert White and Victor Litwinenko decided to open their second restaurant in Sugar Land Town Square about two years ago, but they could not decide whether to offer gourmet burgers or crepes to customers. more »

Nov 7, 2013 Sugar Land | Missouri City

Charlie Ye and Jackie Chen work behind the sushi bar at Tokyo Samurai.

Photo by Judy Wiley

Tokyo Samurai

The interior done in high-tech style by a New York designer seems an unlikely atmosphere for a neighborhood gathering spot, but Tokyo Samurai has it down. more »

Jul 18, 2013 Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake

Low lake levels could shut down three-city water system as soon as July 22

Lake Travis water levels are expected to drop too low for the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority water system to continue operating. The three-city water authority plans to hold a meeting July 17 to build a more drought-resistant water system. more »

Jul 16, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander (2 Comments)

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Guests can enjoy holiday cookies and drinks next to the Christmas tree while they await their chance to cozy up to the big guy in red. Photos will be taken in the living-room-like setting known as the Frost Room. more »

This year’s golf fundraiser is the third annual event, with all proceeds benefiting Hill Country Community Ministries. Amateur golfers can compete for the titular shootout contest at the tournament’s end. more »

Families are invited to celebrate Texas Humane Heroes’ sixth anniversary of saving 90 percent of its animals and support its mission to save animals’ lives. more »

Children can sing along with Santa Claus and enjoy cookies with him and Mrs. Claus at this annual event. They can also share their wish list and take pictures with Santa, hear a story, and snack on cookies and drink hot cocoa. more »