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

Girlstart receives $50K grant from 3Mgives to expand after-school program

Girlstart is receiving a $50,000 grant from 3Mgives, a division of manufacturing and technology company 3M, to expand its after school program. more »

Jan 21, 2015 4:13 PM Northwest Austin

From left: Co-owners Kurt and Casey Knies and General Manager Matthew Greer recently partnered with Cedar Park–based Local Eat and Drink to offer customers delivery. The owners have also expanded the menu to include additional dishes, such as fried boudin balls and Cajun fried pickles.

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Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods

Throughout the past year, Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods in Northwest Austin has expanded its menu to offer additional breaded, spicy and juicy Louisiana flavors. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

The former Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek became a discount theater in late 2013.

Photo by Amy Denney

Southwest Theaters

Southwest Theaters’ Lake Creek 7 will offer moviegoers more concession choices in 2015 as the business expects to receive its permit to serve beer and wine in the first quarter of the year. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

A hillside on Loop 360 between Spicewood Springs Road and Lakewood Drive has dozens of decorated juniper trees.

Photo by Amy Denney

Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Loop 360 tree cleanup Jan. 24

Volunteers can participate in an effort by Keep Austin Beautiful to remove holiday decorations from trees on Loop 360 between MoPac and US 183 on Jan. 24. more »

Jan 20, 2015 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Courtesy Round Rock ISD

Round Rock ISD seeks community input for district's future

To help shape the roadmap for the district’s future, Round Rock ISD is seeking the community’s input at public meetings hosted Jan. 22–23. more »

Jan 19, 2015 3:43 PM Northwest Austin

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Law firm clears trustee Romere in case concerning son's pig project

A law firm found that allegations against trustee Terri Romere for abusing her power were found to be false, the firm announced Jan. 15. more »

Jan 19, 2015 11:30 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

In January Heart & Sole Massage is relocating from 12740 Research Blvd., Ste. N-8, to 12741 Research Blvd., Ste. 506. Owner Kristen Genchur purchased North Austin Massage Therapy Dec. 14 to grow the business and offer additional services.

Heart & Sole Massage

Northwest Austin massage businesses merge to broaden specialty services

Kristen Genchur, owner of Heart & Sole Massage, purchased North Austin Massage Therapy from Janine and Greg Ray on Dec. 14. more »

Dec 23, 2014 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Seton offers free workshops for cancer patients and caregivers

In January, Seton Healthcare Family is offering free workshops for cancer patients and survivors and their caregivers. more »

Dec 22, 2014 8:00 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 1 Comments

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

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