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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.

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.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

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.

Courtesy Cedar Ridge High School

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

Round Rock ISD incumbents Cox, Tisch win seats on board

Unofficial election results for the open Round Rock ISD trustee seats reveal incumbents Diane Cox, Terri Romere and Paul Tisch will remain on the board. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:54 PM Vote Central Texas 4 Comments

Bicycle donations needed for children of US soldiers

Pflugerville-based nonprofit Celebration of Love is seeking bicycle and monetary donations to provide holiday gifts for families of U.S. soldiers more »

Nov 3, 2014 1:24 PM Northwest Austin

Owner Lupe Barragan pours an Ultimate Margarita	using fresh-squeezed juices ($11).

Photos by Amy Denney

Day of the Dead tequila festival hosted Nov. 1

A Day of the Dead–themed tequila festival Nov. 1 at Casa Chapala in North Austin will include food, tequila, mezcal and sotol tastings. more »

Oct 29, 2014 2:12 PM Northwest Austin

Online travel marketplace business HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the Austin area Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market.

Lyndsey Taylor

Now Open: HomeAway at The Domain

Austin-based online travel marketplace, HomeAway Inc., opened its fourth office in the area at The Domain Oct. 13. The 114,665-square foot office opened at 11800 Domain Drive across from Whole Foods Market. more »

Oct 22, 2014 11:56 AM Northwest Austin

Developer proposes dense housing, retail, office on Spicewood Springs

Dallas-based Spire Realty Group LP is proposing to turn a 31-acre office complex located at MoPac and Spicewood Springs Road into a mixed-use development, spawning opposition from many nearby residents. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest Austin 9 Comments

FireOak Grill, located at 12518 Research Blvd., Ste. J, offers a variety of wraps, including steak and spicy or grilled chicken (pictured above, $4.49).

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

FireOak Grill

When FireOak Grill owner Amin Esar opened his new restaurant in 2013 in Northwest Austin he brought many flavors from the Houston-area food scene. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Milwood Branch Library, located at 12500 Amherst Drive, is closing for renovations from Nov. 10–December 2015.

Austin Public Library

Milwood branch library closing postponed to receive community input

The Milwood branch of the Austin Public Library will remain open while staffers receive community input about its closing for renovations, library staff announced Oct. 16. more »

Oct 21, 2014 10:03 AM Northwest Austin

Nonprofit plans its first affordable housing complex near Lakeline Station

Nonprofit Foundation Communities is slated to begin construction on an affordable housing complex near Capital Metro’s Lakeline Station Park & Ride in 2015 to provide low-income families with access to public transportation, retail and jobs. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:15 AM Cedar Park | Leander 3 Comments

The new headquarters for St. David's Foundation is under construction at 1303 San Antonio Street. The nonprofit hopes to move into the new building in 2015.

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St. David’s Foundation to build new headquarters on San Antonio Street

Construction is underway at the corner of 13th and San Antonio Streets for St. David’s Foundation’s new headquarters. more »

Oct 10, 2014 4:38 PM Central Austin

Google representatives visited PMC Robert P. Hernandez Middle School Oct. 9 to give a tutorial on Internet safety. The interactive 45-minute presentation is geared toward middle school students and is part of its Good To Know School Roadshow initiative.

Lyndsey Taylor

Google teaches Round Rock ISD students about Internet safety

Google paid a visit to PFC Robert P. Hernandez Middle School Oct. 9 to provide a tutorial about Internet safety, including tips on making strong passwords, controlling privacy settings and avoiding online scams. more »

Oct 9, 2014 11:50 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Milwood Branch Library, located at 12500 Amherst Drive, is closing for renovations from Nov. 10–December 2015.

Austin Public Library

UPDATED: Milwood Branch Library closing in November for renovations

Austin Public Library’s Milwood Branch is closing for renovations from Nov. 10–December 2015. more »

Oct 8, 2014 2:21 PM Northwest Austin 3 Comments

The Knotty Deck opened Oct. 1 at the Austin Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum.

Photo by Amy Denney

Tree house–themed patio bar opens at Arboretum hotel

Tree house-themed patio bar The Knotty Deck opened Oct. 1, featuring a view of the Arboretum hills, fire pits, specialty cocktails and seven different local craft beers. more »

Oct 3, 2014 11:56 AM Northwest Austin

Seton offers free exercise classes, lunch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seton Healthcare Family is hosting a series of free programs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, including low- and no-cost mammograms, yoga and zumba classes and informational sessions. more »

Oct 1, 2014 11:28 AM Northwest Austin

On Sept. 26, Bluebonnet Elementary School celebrated the opening of its outdoor learning center, which includes six gardening beds and a covered amphitheater space used for presentations and lectures.

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Bluebonnet Elementary School opens outdoor learning center

Bluebonnet Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting Sept. 26 to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed outdoor learning center, which includes six gardening beds and a covered amphitheater space for lectures and presentations. more »

Sep 26, 2014 3:43 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

A collector-distributor lane is between the main lanes of a highway and the frontage road. It allows drivers to bypass a traffic signal at the cross street to continue on the frontage road.

Courtesy TxDOT

New lane opens at I-35 and Parmer Lane to relieve traffic congestion

The Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to open new a lane Sept. 25 to relieve traffic at the intersection of I-35 and Parmer Lane. more »

Sep 24, 2014 1:21 PM Northwest Austin 1 Comments