Northwest Austin December 2012

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Red Bull Racing, Lotus and Ferrari jockey for position at the 2012 United States Grand Prix on Nov. 18 at Circuit of The Americas. Many businesses reported experiencing boosts in sales during the weekend.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

Strong sales, lessons learned after Grand Prix

Austin officials were unsure how long it would be before the city gets the official tally of how much the United States Grand Prix added to the local economy. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest Austin (1 Comments)

Austin ISD considers bond election to afford recommended upgrades

There’s no question that millions of dollars would be needed to improve local and districtwide educational programs as well as facilities in Austin ISD, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said at her State of the District address in November. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest Austin (1 Comments)

The Kenzie at The Domain is slated to open its first apartments by next fall.

Rendering courtesy WDG Architect

Job growth, demand spur new apartments

Vast job growth and high demand for rental properties have driven developers to build 1,120 units in the North Austin area during the next 12–16 months with 8,120 units expected to be built in the overall Austin area. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Northwest Austin

AISD, Texas Civil Rights Project disagree on district funding inequity

Inequity in Austin ISD’s school funding was the message of a Texas Civil Rights Project report released in September. In December AISD responded saying some of the claims in the report are false and based on anecdotal or incomplete data. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest Austin

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Jacob Hilbert moved to Austin from North Carolina to take the job as the head chef at Zed’s.

Photo by Amy Denney


When Zed’s opened two years ago in the Tech Ridge development, the vision was to create an oasis where residents could get away from the hustle and bustle but still be in Austin. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Northwest Austin