Southwest Austin December 2011 http://impactnews.com/topics/southwest_austin_december_2011/index.rss en-us © 2005 - 2014 JG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Now Open: Lollipop Cupcake Shop Home-based business Lollipop Cupcake Shop recently started baking and delivering homemade cupcakes. Catering services and custom cupcakes for birthdays and anniversaries are available. 569-5790, www.lollipopcupcakeshop.com

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Market Data — December 2011 http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/southwest-austin/swa-market-data-%E2%80%94-december-2011/ http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/southwest-austin/swa-market-data-%E2%80%94-december-2011/ Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Now Open: Wanderland - William Cannon Wanderland opened at 4301 W. William Cannon Drive on Nov. 25. The store sells eco-friendly gifts, home goods and books. It is the shop’s second location in Austin. 899-2955, www.wanderlandshops.com Twitter: @lostincitylimit

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Travis County approves funding agreement for Hwy. 290 corridor At its Nov. 29 meeting, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted to enter into an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to bring interim traffic relief to the Y at Oak Hill.

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Austin Parks and Recreation Department launches campaign Celebrate the benefits of Parks and Recreation in Austin with It All Starts in Austin Parks!, a Parks promotional campaign that includes a 23 concert series, “Music in the Parks.”

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In the News: "My Twins' First Christmas" Jackie Singer, a Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School freshman, authored “My Twins’ First Christmas.” It is the seventh book in the “My Friend Paris” series, created by Singer’s friend Paris Morris. Morris began writing the series after noticing that few children’s books dealt with twins joining families. www.myfriendparis.com

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Lantana | Austin - 78735 Build-out year: 2004–10

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Third Coast Coffee Roasting Co. Importers’ signature roasts promote worldwide Fair Trade, rich flavors

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Name Change: Billy Cannon's Smoke and Ink Billy Cannon’s Smoke Shop has changed its name to Billy Cannon’s Smoke and Ink. The tattoo shop and local blown-glass vendor plans to move from the Community Renaissance Market to a storefront in the same 6800 West Gate Blvd. shopping center. 501-6909, www.billycannons.com Twitter: @BillyCannons

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Samuel T. Biscoe Travis County judge and CAMPO board member

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New Management: Edward Jones Jim Deis took over as financial advisor for the Edward Jones office at 5700 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 320, in September. Deis joined Edward Jones in 2009. EdwardJones offers investment services to assist individuals with reaching financial goals. 301-2097, www.edwardjones.com

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City forms 30-year plan for zero waste Goal: Austin to recycle 95 percent of trash by 2040

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Now Open: Howl N Woof Dog Day Care and Training Owners Cody Emmons and Amy Siegrist opened Howl N Woof Dog Day Care and Training on Dec. 15 at 10010 Manchaca Road, Ste. C. The day care emphasizes socialization and positive reinforcement. 282-9663, www.howlnwoof.com

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Firms offer green designs for Oak Hill, SH 45 SW Agencies’ contest promotes eco-friendly building practices

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Now Open: Hopper Hopper, a floral boutique, opened at 4208 Manchaca Road in mid-September. Christine Eads operates the boutique, which offers floral arrangements, turnof-the-century decor and gifts. 447-3326, www.hopperdeco.com

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Now Open: Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More opened at 5400 Brodie Lane, Ste. 238 on Dec. 7. The company prints designs on all types of shirts and tote bags. 300-5669, www.bigfrog.com/southaustin Twitter: @OfficialBigFrog

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Closings: Sprouts Farmers Market Sprouts Farmers Market plans to close its 5601 Brodie Lane location by Dec. 18. The grocer reportedly had too many locations near each other after merging with Sun  Harvest. The 4006 S. Lamar Blvd. location will remain open. www.sprouts.com

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AISD considers creating in-district charter program Critics fear schools will siphon off top students

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Anniversaries: Bye Bye Baby Belly Austin The business offers non-surgical, non-invasive treatments to tighten sagging skin and erase keloid scars, among other services.

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New Ownership: Todo Wireless Cell phone vendor Todo Wireless changed ownership in October. The hours of the 5510 S. I-35, Ste. 150, location have changed. The store is now open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 441-0011, www.mytodowireless.com

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