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Northwest Austin October 2012

Austin City Council could see big changes in wake of upcoming election

Among the 18 propositions on the City of Austin’s November election ballot are three governance changes that could significantly change the faces on the Austin City Council as well as how council members are elected. more »

Oct 25, 2012 3:00 PM Central Austin

Construction began in September on the first bus station at the Chinatown Center.

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MetroRapid opens door to future development

Capital Metro began construction in September on the stations for its bus rapid transit system, and several North Austin neighborhoods are looking to capitalize on potential development opportunities for adjacent property. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:01 AM Northwest Austin 1 Comments

From left: Restaurant manager Wyatt Rutledge, owner Linda Bernardone and bar manager Kari Marlin greet customers at Myplace Sports Bar and Italian Grill.

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Myplace Sports Bar and Italian Grill

In a sea of University of Texas burnt orange and sometimes Dallas Cowboys blue and white, Myplace Sports Bar and Italian Grill welcomes Austinites to a taste of New England and the Boston Red Sox. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Market Data from Northwest Austin — October 2012

Real estate market data for the Northwest Austin area more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Ray Anne Evans (left) and Phyllis Rose are staff members at the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.

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Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas

The Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas offers free support services for people who are going through breast cancer treatments. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

General Manager’s Note — October 2012

Halloween is not all I have been preparing for this season. Election season is in full swing. One of our front-page articles examines what improvements Northwest Austin could see if voters approve the City of Austin's seven bond propositions. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Balcones Village, Austin, 78750

Featured homes on the market in the Balcones Village neighborhood more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Hatbox operations manager Tyler Leverenz said The Domain location reaches new clientele.

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Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery

A haberdashery was originally an accessory and men’s clothing store that carried suit-making materials, buttons, hats, scarves and other items. The tradition has taken on a more contemporary turn at Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery at The Domain. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, was one of the speakers during the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Transportation address Oct. 10.

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Collaboration key to relieving congestion in Central Texas

With declining funding sources, transportation organizations and government entities are looking at how they can pool resources to improve congestion. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Bond package would improve Burnet Rd., North Lamar Blvd.

On Nov. 6, Austin voters will vote on seven ballot propositions that would fund local and citywide improvements. The Northwest Austin area could see several improvement projects, including on Burnet Road and North Lamar Boulevard. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:01 AM Northwest Austin

Job growth could bolster economy

Since the beginning of September, a handful of companies have announced their intent to create nearly 1,500 jobs in Northwest Austin during the next few years. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:01 AM , Northwest Austin

AISD board of trustees holds general election for 4 seats Nov. 6

Voters will elect Austin ISD board trustees to serve for single-member trustee Districts 2, 3 and 5, and At-Large Place 8. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Prior to the Aug. 15 meeting of the Central Health board of managers, State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-District 14, said now is the time to improve health care in Travis County.

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Voters to decide whether to raise Central Health tax rate with Proposition 1 on November ballot

Proposition 1 asks voters whether to raise the tax rate of Central Health, the Travis County Healthcare District, from 7.8946 cents to 12.9 cents per $100 of valuation. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Austin Community College candidates

Four candidates are vying for two seats in Place 7 and Place 9 on the Austin Community College board of trustees. A fifth is running unopposed for the Place 8 seat. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

Central Health President/CEO Patricia Young Brown (left) talks to Community Impact Newspaper Publisher John Garrett.

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Patricia Young Brown

In November, voters will decide whether to approve Central Health’s requested 5 cent property tax increase. more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Travis County approves contract with HID Global Corp.

During its Oct. 9 meeting, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved an economic incentive deal with HID Global Corp. to bring 276 jobs to the county. more »

Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 1 Comments

Williamson County commissioners discuss possibility of veterans court

Williamson County Commissioners Court voted Oct. 9 to acknowledge a subcommittee formed by the Williamson County Mental Health Task Force to explore establishing a county veterans court. more »

Oct 9, 2012 2:49 PM Georgetown

Austin City Council approves economic incentive deal with HID Global

Austin City Council approved an economic incentive agreement with Irvine, Calif.–based HID Global Corp. worth approximately $920,576 in tax rebates over 10 years at its Sept. 27 meeting. more »

Sep 28, 2012 11:29 AM Northwest Austin