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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Local resources offer seniors independence

After Northwest Austin resident Stan Brooks fell and broke his femur in 2012, he said local nonprofit Capital City Village provided him with the ability to continue living in his home and continue having an intellectually stimulating life. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

The Barn opened on Nov. 21, 1963, as originally one building. Because of the restaurant’s success, owner Jack Ray later built The Little Barn bar next door and The Silo, a formal dining hall. The restaurant opened on Balcones Drive, of which a portion is now North MoPac.

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8611 N. MoPac

On Nov. 21, 1963, along a country road, Jack Ray opened the largest steakhouse in Austin. It would later become one of the city’s most popular restaurants. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

The Dell Medical School campus will include a new teaching hospital called Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, which will replace the current University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Construction underway on Dell Medical School in Central Austin

The University of Texas hosted a ceremony April 21 to commemorate the beginning of construction on the southeastern portion of the Dell Medical School campus. more »

Apr 21, 2014 Central Austin

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

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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 classic half-pound cheeseburger ($6.59) is topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions. About 500 pounds of onions are sliced and battered to make onion rings each week ($2.89).

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Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes

At Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes, service comes with a side of both classic hospitality practices and innovative technology that bring new meaning to the term fast-casual dining. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Northwest Austin

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