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Travis County extends burn ban, considers fireworks restrictions

On Dec. 11 the Travis County Commissioners Court approved an order extending the countywide burn ban to Jan. 9 and plans to consider restricting fireworks sales at its Dec. 14 meeting. more »

Dec 11, 2012 2:17 PM Southwest Austin

Loco-Motion Inflatable Play

Children can run, jump and pretend at Loco-Motion Inflatable Play. Husband-and-wife team Steve and Lynelle Sylliaasen opened the 12,000-square-foot indoor playground July 31, 2009, and Lynelle said business continues to grow. more »

Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center celebrates 30-year history

Before the Hospital Corporation of America announced in December 1979 its plans to build a hospital in South Austin, many residents were in favor of it, according to Brett Matens, chief operating officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. more »

Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Travis County postpones development incentives policy vote

With only three of five members of the court present Nov. 20, Judge Samuel Biscoe of the Travis County Commissioners Court recommended delaying action on the county's economic development incentives policy until next week. more »

Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Mothers object to AISD policy on breastfeeding

At the Nov. 19 meeting of the Austin ISD board of trustees, a few mothers spoke out against the district's policy on breastfeeding, claiming it conflicts with Texas law. more »

Nov 19, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 5 Comments

Austin ISD continues discussion of proposed single-sex schools

During its Nov. 12 work session, the Austin ISD board of trustees discussed potentially opening a school for young men at the Alternative Learning Center and said it will keep discussing plans for two new proposed District 1 middle school designs. more »

Nov 13, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Incumbent Workman to maintain District 47 House seat

Rep. Paul Workman, a Republican, led in the polls against Democrat Chris Frandsen and Libertarian Nick Tanner in the race for the District 47 state House of Representatives seat. The elected candidate will serve a two-year term. more »

Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM Vote 2012

YETI Coolers LLC

When brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders co-founded YETI Coolers LLC in 2006 and opened a small office in Southwest Austin, they didn’t anticipate the size of their customer base. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Health tax hike proposition opposed by St. David's HealthCare

St. David's President/CEO David Huffstutler told Community Impact Newspaper that Proposition 1, which is on the November ballot, is not the appropriate way to fund a medical school in Austin. more »

Oct 24, 2012 11:17 AM , Southwest Austin