Northwest Austin November 2012

The West Pickle Research Building  sits on the 109-acre tract that The University of Texas would like to develop.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

UT eyes possible development on West Pickle Research site

The University of Texas could decide by spring whether to develop its 109-acre tract at the J.J. Pickle Research Center, located at 3925 W. Braker Lane. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Lone Star Court, one of four hotels under construction, is scheduled to open in summer 2013 at The Domain.

Rendering courtesy RTKL Associat

Eight new hotels in the works for Northwest Austin region

Four hotels are under construction in the Northwest Austin region and are expected to open by the end of 2013, helping to satiate a growing demand from the technology, convention and hospitality sectors for more hotel rooms. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Williamson County: Task force subcommittee formed to research creating new county veterans court

In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 112 as part of Senate Bill 1940 authorizing counties to establish courts for military veterans at their own discretion, according to a report by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Carey Martel of Martel Brothers Studios plans to move his startup into Tech Ranch, which is an accelerator.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Startups see rapid growth in hiring, funding

For startups and early-stage businesses, entrepreneurs in Austin have a variety of opportunities to network, raise capital investments and move into office space. In Northwest Austin, startups are on a hiring spree and expanding their businesses. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Great Hills, Austin, 78759

Featured homes on the market in the Great Hills neighborhood. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

An open house Nov. 10 allowed the community to tour the new North Austin Community Recreation Center.

Photo by Amy Denney

North Austin YMCA to open doors Dec. 1

The North Austin Community Recreation Center, once it opens Dec. 1, will serve not only members but also the community at large, offering a teen room, community area and garden where residents can learn how to grow and use local produce. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Janine Ray, owner of North Austin Massage Therapy, has been in the massage therapy business for 29 years and enjoys helping patients find physical and emotional relief.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

North Austin Massage Therapy

Janine Ray doesn’t believe in the saying “no pain, no gain” when applied to massage therapy. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Market Data for Northwest Austin — November 2012

Real estate information and market data for Northwest Austin. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Students in the advanced ballet class warm up during an Oct. 29 practice.

Amy Denney

Austin City Ballet

The nonprofit Austin City Ballet is in its 12th year of producing the "Austin Children's Nutcracker." more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Randy Hashem, owner of Chisholm Trail Icehouse & BBQ, learned grill techniques from his family.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Chisholm Trail Icehouse & BBQ

At Chisholm Trail Icehouse & BBQ, food has a family lineage that can be traced back several generations. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin

Editor's note — November 2012

Many in the North Austin area have long been excited about having a brand-new YMCA in their community. Its values of responsibility, caring, honesty, respect and community are important to both employees and its neighbors. more »

Nov 21, 2012 9:00 AM Northwest Austin


Annie Drabicky

Coffee with Impact: Dr. Richard Rhodes

Dr. Richard Rhodes, president and CEO of the Austin Community College District, joined ACC in September 2011 after serving as president of El Paso Community College for 10 years. more »

Nov 21, 2012 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 1 Comments

Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Becky Motal, center, speaks with Kyle Jensen, LCRA external affairs executive director, prior to the board's vote to recommend emergency drought procedures in 2013.

Joe Lanane

Update: LCRA board reaches compromise on emergency drought order

The so-called “aqua cliff” may have been avoided after the Lower Colorado River Authority board voted Nov. 14 to endorse emergency drought relief that would potentially provide water downstream for southeastern Texas rice farmers. more »

Nov 14, 2012 1:26 PM Leander | Cedar Park 1 Comments

Changes to rules on single-use bags allow exemptions for some Austin restaurants

Some Austin restaurants will have an exemption from the single-use carryout bag regulations after Austin City Council approved administrative rule amendments at a Nov. 8 meeting. more »

Nov 9, 2012 7:58 AM Central Austin