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Northwest Austin December 2012

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 7:00 AM Southwest Austin 1 Comments

Austin Bazaar is Suman Singh’s first business, but he has always been interested in entrepreneurship.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Austin Bazaar

In 2005, violinist Seetha Singh had collected so many musical instruments and equipment that the spare bedroom in her house was filled to the brim, so her husband, Suman, built a website to sell them online. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM 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 7:00 AM Southwest Austin

Market Data for Northwest Austin — December 2012

Real estate market data for Northwest Austin more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Milwood, Austin 78727

Featured homes for sale in the older section of the Milwood neighborhood. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Urgent care expands in NW Austin

The growth of urgent care facilities in Austin seemed to appear overnight to Dr. Casey Cochran, director of occupational medicine for the three Pro Med Medical Care Centers in Austin. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Russell Burns founded several businesses and events geared toward introducing Austinites to yoga.

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Russell Burns

Russell Burns survived a car crash in 1995 and said the accident made him want to search for meaning in life and to help others. In doing so, he discovered yoga. more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Editor’s note — December 2012

Most of us have heard the reasons why we should shop local: It supports the local economy, promotes local jobs, increases the number of choices we have to shop and helps “Keep Austin Weird.” more »

Dec 20, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

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

Photo by Amy Denney

Zed’s

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 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

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 7:00 AM 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 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Restore A Voice

Larry Megason was on a trip to Haiti to provide clean water solutions when he was approached by five men, four of whom carried machetes, who were offering a 7-year-old girl for sex for $9. more »

Dec 14, 2012 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

RRISD board evaluates committee that reviews sex ed changes

The requirements and structure of the Student Health Advisory Council were discussed at the board's Dec. 13 meeting, but no decisions were made. more »

Dec 14, 2012 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Visa economic development agreement approved by Austin City Council

The Austin City Council voted unanimously Dec. 6 to approve an economic development agreement with Visa Inc. to establish a Global IT Center in Austin that will create at least 794 jobs and cost the city $1.56 million over 10 years. more »

Dec 10, 2012 2:53 PM Northwest Austin

Austin City Council increases funding by $15.5M for water treatment plant

The Water Treatment Plant 4 project received about $15.5 million in additional funding Dec. 6 with Austin City Council's unanimous approval. more »

Dec 7, 2012 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

New school means new boundaries

Pflugerville ISD has restructured its middle school boundaries in anticipation of the opening of the district's sixth middle school next year. more »

Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Weather patterns lead Williamson County to enact burn ban Dec. 4

A countywide 30-day burn ban was enacted Dec. 4 based on neutral weather patterns and a continued lack of rain in the region. more »

Dec 4, 2012 12:00 PM Georgetown

Round Rock ISD trustees censure Romere for alleged policy violations

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees voted Nov. 27 after a 2 1/2–hour discussion to censure trustee Terri Romere three times for allegedly refusing to comply with board policy. more »

Nov 28, 2012 12:00 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

Travis County adopts tax incentive policy

Travis County Commissioners Court has approved a new policy for offering tax abatements to eligible companies to encourage economic development. more »

Nov 27, 2012 2:25 PM Southwest Austin