Mitzie Stelte

Mitzie Stelte has been a reporter with Community Impact Newspaper since January 2012. She has Texas and Illinois legislative experience and now covers city government, new businesses, development and events in her beloved community, Central Austin.

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City of Austin works to relieve bottleneck of building permits, update process

The City of Austin is increasing efforts to address a backlog in the building permit process because of hundreds of planned developments as the city continues its rapid growth. more »

Jul 27, 2012 Central Austin


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Uncertainties remain as airport preps for Formula One influx

Austin is no stranger to the global spotlight: In March the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference attracted several thousands of visitors from more than 70 nations. more »

Jul 27, 2012 Central Austin

Budget process ramping up

The Austin City Council will vote on the Fiscal Year 2012–13 budget in mid-September and will likely face a decision on whether to raise property taxes. more »

Jul 27, 2012 Central Austin

Austin City Council appoints citizens to Lake Austin committee

Council members appointed 12 residents to the Lake Austin Task Force at the June 28 meeting. more »

Jul 27, 2012 , Central Austin

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April 26 Austin City Council update

Council members passed April 26 a series of recommendations of the 2012 Charter Revision Committee along with items related to taxicab permits, solar energy, parking, Austin Pets Alive and the proposed MoPac bicycle and pedestrian bridge. more »

Apr 26, 2012 Austin City Council coverage

Council votes to review pedicab regulations, set staging areas

The Austin City Council passed two ordinances relating to pedicabs in Downtown Austin, including updating the rules and regulations and establishing staging areas to pick up passengers. more »

Apr 12, 2012 Austin City Council coverage

Council approves first of Charter Revison Committee's recommendations

The Austin City Council passed the first of the 2012 Charter Revision Committee's recommendations which would permit council members to hire and manage their own staff, which is currently done by the city manager. more »

Apr 12, 2012 Austin City Council coverage

Council currently in executive session; final vote on additional cab permits still to come

The Austin City Council is currently in executive session to discuss legal issues relating to the November charter amendment election, including proposed ballot language, transition issues and preclearance considerations. more »

Apr 5, 2012 Austin City Council coverage

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Travis Lairsen, general manager; Alicia Wilson, cashier; and Sandy Lairsen, owner of Sandeez Hamburger Hut, take a break at the picnic tables outside the restaurant on RR 620.

Photo by Mitzie Stelte

Sandeez Hamburger Hut

A tradition in the Lakeway area for more than three decades, Sandeez Hamburger Hut has kept customers coming back for years to the old-fashioned, mom and pop–style diner where the staff knows most orders by heart. more »

Mar 16, 2012 Lake Travis | Westlake