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.

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Desiree LaVigne, manager of Central Texas SPCA, said she has adopted five animals from the shelter.

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Central Texas SPCA

Like some people, some animals need extra attention and care to help curb behavioral issues. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

GENaustin, or Girls Empowerment Network, is a nonprofit that aims to provide young girls support and guidance during their adolescence.


GENaustin to host financial literacy workshop for girls ages 11–18 on April 12

GENaustin is scheduled to host an event for girls ages 11–18 to teach them about financial literacy April 12. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Northwest Austin

Round Rock ISD campuses to expand gardens with grant assistance

Round Rock ISD's Opportunity Center and Wells Branch Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from a Whole Foods foundation to expand their gardens, the district announced April 7. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

St. David’s Foundation will host “Toast of the Town” from April 11–May 18. Past events include a dining experience at the home of Charlie Jones of C3 Presents.

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St. David's hosts events to benefit students in Central Texas

St. David's Foundation is hosting a series of events this spring to raise funds for students in Central Texas to pursue careers in health care. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Northwest Austin

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Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth (right), talks with Linda Lorelle, president and executive producer at Lorelle Media, as part of a featured session at SXSWedu on March 5.

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Sen. Davis talks about education cuts, increasing teacher salaries at SXSWedu

“The state needs to step up and take responsibility for what it should be doing in the higher education arena,” said Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at SXSWedu March 5 at the Austin Convention Center. more »

Mar 5, 2014 SXSW Education (1 Comments)

Higher education leaders say data, autonomy can help improve student success

Leaders in higher education say collecting real-time data about students and empowering them to be autonomous when it comes to their education can improve their likelihood of graduating from college. more »

Mar 3, 2014 SXSW Education

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The Love Boat ($59.95) includes a rainbow roll and chef’s choice of 10 pieces of sushi and 12 pieces of sashimi, or thinly sliced raw fish or meat. Kohnami’s sushi boats range in price from $25.95–$99.95.

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Kohnami Japanese Restaurant

At Kohnami Japanese Restaurant, patrons can listen to live music while dining, choose from a variety of sushi and sashimi boats or enjoy happy hour seven days a week. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

The Pizza Bistro chef Moises Velasquez has worked in the restaurant business for about 15 years.

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The Pizza Bistro

Local pizzeria The Pizza Bistro remains true to its Austin roots by incorporating Texas flavors with imported goods from Italy. more »

Nov 27, 2013 Northwest Austin

From left: Co-owners Tim Garrett and Casey and Kurt Knies offer Louisiana foods such as andouille and po'boys at Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods. During the holidays, foods such as bread pudding, green bean casserole and turduckens are prepared for take-home meals.

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Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods

Since July 2010, co-owners Kurt and Casey Knies and Tim Garrett have been offering Northwest Austinites a taste of Louisiana Cajun breaded, spicy and juicy flavor. more »

Oct 24, 2013 Northwest Austin

The Tonkotsu Original is a creamy pork noodle soup and includes wood ear mushrooms and scallions ($8.75).

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Ramen Tatsu-Ya

In Japanese, “ya” means shack, shop or house. Ramen Tatsu-Ya, a Japanese comfort food shop in North Austin, offers diners a variety of toppings and bombs, or seasoned balls of flavors, for a personalized ramen bowl. more »

Aug 22, 2013 Northwest Austin