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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.

‘Mortified’

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

North Austin green space becomes a priority for council

Newly elected Austin City Council members in districts 4 and 7 are planning to improve upon the limited number of parks and accessible green spaces in North Austin. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

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Charles Barnett

Charles Barnett spent more than 20 years of his career with Seton Healthcare Family. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Charlotte’s Saddlery, which also has locations in the Houston area, sells items for horseback riders, such as spurs, apparel, riding boots, other protective wear for one’s legs and riding helmets. The Raisbecks plan to host a three-day event March 27–29 with activities such as wine and cheese tasting, a fashion show and door prizes.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Charlotte’s Saddlery

Charlotte Raisbeck grew up horseback riding English-style in Kansas City and continued her love for equestrian activities well into her teenage years and after she graduated from college. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Leander business experiences boom

Shoppers in Leander are contributing to an overall increase in sales tax revenue collected, and city officials attribute the economic uptick to a rise in population and home and commercial construction. more »

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

Leander ISD will open Camacho Elementary School in fall 2016 on Municipal Drive. Classes could bridge science with subjects such as literature.

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Camacho Elementary School could be STEM-focused

Camacho Elementary School Principal Terri Breaux said she has a vision to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in her classrooms when the campus opens in Leander ISD in fall 2015, she said at a March 5 board meeting. more »

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

The committee responsible for planning the Old Town Street Festival plans the event Feb. 26 at the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

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Leander chamber plans arts festival to attract visitors, promote local businesses

To prepare for future growth, the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce is changing its name and mission to include a visitors center to bring more people into the city. more »

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

Charlotte’s Saddlery, which also has locations in the Houston area, sells items for horseback riders, such as spurs, apparel, riding boots, other protective wear for one’s legs and riding helmets. The Raisbecks plan to host a three-day event March 27–29 with activities such as wine and cheese tasting, a fashion show and door prizes.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Charlotte’s Saddlery

Charlotte Raisbeck grew up horseback riding English-style in upstate New York and continued her love for equestrian activities well after she graduated from college. more »

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

Cedar Park City Council considers options for expanding library services

The city of Cedar Park is conducting a study to determine the next steps for addressing the city’s growing need for expanded library services. more »

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

Leander ISD approves firm for financial advisory

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 12-month contract for PFM Group to serve as the district’s financial adviser March 5. more »

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

Round Rock ISD launches anti-bullying program app

Round Rock ISD launched an anti-bullying program called Anonymous Alerts at all of its middle and high school campuses, the district announced March 4. more »

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

Cedar Park Public Library garners award for excellence achievement

The Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association awarded the Cedar Park Public Library with the 2014 Achievement in Library Excellence Award at the Feb. 26 City Council meeting. more »

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

LISD board discusses new attendance zoning options for future high schools

The fall 2016 opening of Leander ISD’s Tom Glenn High School is spurring conversation about options for attendance rezoning. more »

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

Robotics, 3D printing, games and drones were among the gadgets on display March 15 at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference Create pavilion.

Photo by JJ Velasquez

SXSW Interactive 2015 in pictures

Festival-goers attend the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference during the Interactive portion, March 13–17. more »

Mar 15, 2015 4:04 PM , SXSW

Pros and cons of Austin innovation clusters discussed in SXSW session

Austin’s Innovation Zone and high-density technology hubs were among discussion of panelists at a SXSW Interactive Session March 15. Panelists discussed the positive and negative effects of having high-density innovation clusters. more »

Mar 15, 2015 12:53 PM

From left: Elizabeth Gore, resident entrepreneur with the United Nations Foundation, discusses social entrepreneurship with Austin business owner Kirsten Dickerson. Dickerson is the founder and CEO of Raven+Lily, which sells fair trade and eco-friendly clothing, accessories and jewelry made by women.

Lyndsey Taylor

Austin entrepreneur discusses philanthropic business models at SXSW

Kirsten Dickerson, founder and CEO of Austin-based business Raven+Lily, discussed the benefits of operating as a for-profit business in order to have a larger philanthropic effect on communities at a SXSW Interactive session March 14. more »

Mar 14, 2015 1:43 PM SXSW

Round Rock and Leander ISDs cancel classes for March 5

Round Rock and Leander ISDs are canceling all classes for March 5 because of inclement weather conditions. more »

Mar 4, 2015 5:36 PM Leander | Cedar Park

Round Rock ISD hosted a series of community meetings to receive public input about its strategic plan for the next five to 10 years. Attendees such as Alicia Reich (left) were able to text message their ideas about the future of district education.

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Round Rock ISD looks for input as it plots out coming decade Community asked to take part in planning process

Round Rock ISD is developing a strategic plan for the next five to 10 years, including providing direction for programs, facilities and initiatives. more »

Mar 4, 2015 12:00 AM , , , , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto