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

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

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

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.

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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

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 5 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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Milwood branch library closing postponed to analyze community input

The Milwood branch of the Austin Public Library hosted a second public meeting Nov. 19 to receive community input about the timeline for its closing for renovations. 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.

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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.

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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