Lyndsey Taylor

Lyndsey joined Community Impact Newspaper as the reporter for Northwest Austin in September 2012. She is the beat reporter for Austin Community College and Round Rock ISD. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is from Santa Barbara, Calif.


Imagine discovering a childhood relic such as a journal, a book of poems, a collection of songs or limericks and then making the decision to stand on a stage and read them aloud to a group of strangers. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

MoPac construction sees uptick in activity with additional resources

Additional equipment and staff have created an uptick in construction activity on the MoPac Improvement Project, Paul Petrich with HNTB Corporation said Dec. 16. more »

Dec 19, 2014 10:34 AM Northwest Austin

The Austin Board of Realtors new headquarters is located at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road.

Austin Board of Realtors

Austin Board of Realtors moves into new headquarters on Spicewood Springs Road

The Austin Board of Realtors is moving into its new headquarters at 4800 Spicewood Springs Road on Dec. 19. more »

Dec 19, 2014 10:09 AM Northwest Austin

On May 11, Filipino company Leyte Dance Theatre performed at the Asian American Resource Center.

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Asian American Resource Center

As the Asian population in Austin began to grow in the mid-1990s, residents started a grass-roots effort to build a community center for Asian Americans. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Betsi Robins (center) teaches a class at Austin Bellydance. She opened the studio in March 2013.

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Austin Bellydance

The sound of gold coins jangling from hip scarves fills the studio as students at Austin Bellydance take their places before class begins. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Beverages at Troy include Turkish coffee ($2.95).

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Since Troy opened Sept. 8 at the corner of Mesa Drive and Spicewood Springs Road, customers have come in to play music, eat Turkish foods and listen to chef Nuri Eren sing to diners. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Roasted chicken ($18) is stuffed with green chorizo, mole, cotija cheese, apple salad and crispy potato.

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Fork & Vine

Just three days after restaurateurs Brendan Puthoff and Camden Stuerzenberger opened the doors to Fork & Vine on Nov. 5, the restaurant had more than 180 dinner reservations, they said. more »

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Casar takes victory over Laura Pressley for District 4 seat on City Council

According unofficial voting results, community organizer Gregorio “Greg” Casar has won the race for the District 4 seat on Austin City Council. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:20 PM Vote Central Texas 1 Comments

Gallo takes District 10 seat on Austin City Council

Unofficial results show Sheri Gallo takes the District 10 seat on Austin City Council over opponent Mandy Dealey, with 8,923 votes, or 54.76 percent. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:16 PM Vote Central Texas

Construction on the new headquarters for People's Community Clinic is expected to begin in December. The facility is located at 1101 Camino La Costa. Health care services will include adult, pediatric and behavioral health.

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People’s Community Clinic to open headquarters in Northeast Austin

St. David’s Foundation is providing People's Community Clinic with a $10 million grant to build its new headquarters in Northeast Austin at 1101 Camino La Costa, People’s Community Clinic announced Dec. 9. more »

Dec 9, 2014 1:32 PM Northwest Austin

Milwood Branch Library, located at 12500 Amherst Driveis closing for renovations from Feb. 1–December 2015.

Austin Public Library

Milwood Branch Library to close Feb. 1 for renovations

The Milwood Branch of the Austin Public Library is scheduled to close for renovations from Feb. 1 through December 2015, library staff announced Dec. 4. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:13 PM Northwest Austin

St. David's Children's Hospital, located at the south entrance of its North Austin Medical Center at 12221 MoPac, includes an underwater-themed CT scan room. The hospital opens Dec. 3 at 7 a.m.

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St. David’s Children’s Hospital opens at medical center in North Austin

The pediatrics wing, located at the south entrance of the hospital at 12221 N. MoPac, offers emergency, inpatient and intensive care services for children ages 17 and younger. more »

Dec 2, 2014 2:32 PM Northwest Austin

Pho ($7.99) can include beef broth, red onions and a variety of meats such as brisket and eye of round steak.

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i Heart Pho

Co-owner Troy Nguyen said he loves nothing more than to see customers leaving empty bowls behind at Vietnamese comfort eatery i Heart Pho. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Peppered beef tongue is $9 at Kin & Comfort.

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Kin & Comfort

When chefs Ek Timrerk and Bonnie Wright decided to open a restaurant, they wanted to create an eatery that blended comfort food flavors from America and Southeast Asia. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Dr. Veena Ghai conducts a telepsychiatry appointment with a patient at a CommUnityCare clinic. The service is part of an initiative to boost access to health care.

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Pilot programs seek health care reform

Areas of North Austin have seen an uptick in health care services including the launch of pilot programs and a health needs assessment aimed at reducing disparities and meeting the growing needs of the community. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

The Thai Tea ($2.50) is sweetened with evaporated milk.

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Thai House

Chef and entrepreneur Ranee Reyes began cooking at age 8. Her love for food is what led her to the restaurant business, she said. more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

The eighth annual tree lighting at The Domain has been rescheduled for Nov. 23 because of inclement weather. The event was previously scheduled for Nov. 22. Activities will still begin at noon and the tree lighting takes place at 6 p.m.

The Domain

Domain tree lighting rescheduled for Nov. 23

Because of inclement weather, The Domain’s annual holiday tree lighting event is rescheduled for Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for Nov. 22. more »

Nov 21, 2014 1:16 PM Northwest Austin

Flow Yoga co-owner Kat McCool became a yogi after spending time as a bodybuilder and martial artist.

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Flow Yoga

Instead of going out for cocktails after work, Flow Yoga co-owner Kat McCool encourages everyone to unwind from their day with yoga happy hour. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:10 AM Cedar Park | Leander

St. David's HealthCare President and CEO David Huffstutler said winning the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was affirmation of the health care system's hard-working staff and physicians. The award is the highest presidential recognition for performance and quality.

St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare earns national award

St. David’s HealthCare is the first health care system in Texas to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, St. David’s announced Nov. 12. more »

Nov 13, 2014 2:14 PM Northwest Austin

Phillip Patton, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, works to construct a cabinet for the Raider Locker.

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RRISD students, staff work on project for those in need of basic school supplies and clothing items

Students at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock are collaborating with school staff to expand a space that provides clothing, food and other items for classmates in need. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Incumbent Tony Dale wins Texas House District 136 seat

According to unofficial results, incumbent State Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, has won the Texas House of Representatives District 136 seat with 54.19 percent, or 20,829 votes more »

Nov 4, 2014 8:21 PM Vote Central Texas 1 Comments