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

From left: Wyatt Wischer plays an interactive game with Caitlyn and Taryn Brunson at Ashley’s Playhouse.

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Ashley’s Playhouse

At drop-in day care facility Ashley’s Playhouse, children can act on the movie stage, play in the treehouse, participate in arts and crafts, and stretch during morning yoga classes. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Construction is underway on Research Park V, the newest building at the Research Park Plaza office park.

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Commercial real estate market heats up

As Northwest Austin becomes an increasingly desirable market in which to live and work, commercial landlords of both newer and older office buildings are working to produce more updated and progressive properties to meet tenants’ needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

From left: The Roost staff members include LaDonna Hebbe, Kevin Raypole, David Cotton and Arielle Glath.

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The Roost

After working as a bartender, bouncer and band booker for years at iconic Austin nightclubs, such as Antone’s, The Saxon Pub and Threadgills, Round Rock native David Cotton opened his own live music venue on Wells Branch Parkway. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Leander ISD cancels Feb. 23 after-school activities

Because of deteriorating weather conditions projected for the evening of Feb. 23, Leander ISD has canceled all after-school activities scheduled to take place after students are released from classes. more »

Feb 23, 2015 2:11 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Students practice tai chi at the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Austin Chapter location in Cedar Park.

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Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Austin

When Diane Owens began having recurring back pain in 2011, she said her health was transformed by the combination of physical therapy and tai chi, a practice she calls a “moving meditation.” more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Featuring pasta made in-house, the Tagliatelle Bolognese ($16) includes five meats in a sauce.

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Cedro Ristorante Pizzeria

Restaurateur James Sun said he wanted to choose a name that held significance to the Cedar Park area when he opened a restaurant in March 2014 in the Lakeline Market shopping center. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

A 3-D breast imaging center opened Nov. 25 in Northwest Austin, offering patients a spa-like atmosphere to reduce the fear associated with mammograms.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Spa-inspired 3-D breast imaging center opens

New businesses Austin Breast Imaging, Rock N Roll Rentals and Pacific Rim Sushi open in Northwest Austin. Construction is underway on Windy Ridge Apartments on RM 620 south of Anderson Mill Road. more »

Feb 6, 2015 4:56 PM , Northwest Austin

New salt therapy business, Breathe It In Salt Rooms, offers salt therapy for adults and children. The business is located at 13205 N. US 183, Ste. B.

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Salt therapy business opens in Northwest Austin

Residents can try alternative therapies during cedar fever season to treat allergies and congestion at a new salt therapy business in Northwest Austin. Breathe It In Salt Rooms will offer free sessions Jan. 31 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. more »

Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Safety net clinic opens in Northwest Austin

After two years of vetting locations for a clinic to serve the uninsured and underinsured population, North Austin Universal Health Clinic opened its doors Jan. 12 in Northwest Austin. more »

Jan 29, 2015 4:38 PM Northwest Austin

Seton's teaching hospital will be located at 15th and Red River Streets. Dell Seton Medical Center will have 211 beds and is estimated to be complete in 2017.

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation donate funding for Seton's teaching hospital

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation announced Jan. 27 plans to provide up to $25 million in matching funds to help Seton Healthcare Family build its teaching hospital, which is estimated to open in 2017. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:06 PM Central Austin

Linguine ($14) includes black mussels.

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Andiamo Ristorante Fine Italian Cuisine

Northwest Austin restaurateur Daniela Marcone said she hopes to open a second location of Andiamo Ristorante Fine Italian Cuisine in 2015. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

From left: Co-owners Kurt and Casey Knies and General Manager Matthew Greer

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Stuffed Cajun Meat Market

Throughout the past year, Stuffed Cajun Meat Market & Specialty Foods has expanded its menu to offer additional Louisiana flavors. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Art Amore’s new location within Jester Village offers the business more space.

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Impacts Update

Last year these businesses opened, were coming soon or relocated. Here are updates on how they are doing now. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Northwest School of Music classes include cello, clarinet, drum and piano.

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Northwest School of Music

In February the Northwest School of Music will offer students the option of learning to play the ukulele. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Education Updates—Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISDs

Top news of 2014 in Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM , , Northwest Austin

Pete and Pam Maulding sell jewelry, antique and vintage items at Gifts A’la Mode.

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Gifts A’la Mode

After closing their business for four years, Pete and Pam Maulding reopened Gifts A’la Mode with a larger selection of new and used furniture and vintage items. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

New hotel, office, dining planned for The Domain

Developers are continuing to move dirt, make way for new hospitality, retail and restaurant businesses and build out the live, work, play vision for The Domain. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Marmalade Skies offers walk-in art making, summer camps and classes.

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Marmalade Skies

Arts and crafts studio Marmalade Skies is planning to offer new classes and special events in 2015. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

New North Austin council members take seats

City of Austin leadership changed hands Jan. 6 as new City Council members were sworn in, giving North and Northwest Austin four representative voices on the dais in districts 4, 6, 7 and 10. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments

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