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 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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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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Samuel T. Biscoe Travis County judge and CAMPO board member

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General Manager’s Note — December 2011 As Christmas approaches, I find myself reminiscing about my childhood.

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Now Open: Prosperity Bank Prosperity Bank opened its newest banking center in Oak Hill at 7015 W. Hwy. 290 on Dec. 12. 891-1800 www.prosperitybanktx.com

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City seeks volunteers for urban reforestation goal On Dec. 3, the City of Austin began replenishing the urban forest with tree seedling plantings through a program called Ready, Set, Plant.

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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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Coming Soon: Longhorn Steakhouse LongHorn Steakhouse is planning a restaurant at the former Red Robin Gourmet Burgers site at 4809 W. Hwy. 290. City of Sunset Valley staff anticipate that the new location of the Orlando, Fla.–based restaurant will open next summer.  www.longhornsteakhouse.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: Young Chefs Academy - Slaughter Lane Young Chefs Academy closed its 617 Slaughter Lane, Ste. 105 location. The Round Rock location also closed in November. The company teaches children to cook in a supervised environment.

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

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School Notes: Sunset Valley Elementary School Sunset Valley Elementary School celebrated its 40th anniversary Dec. 1. The  celebration featured histories and appearances from former principals and alumni of the 3000 Jones Road school. 414-2392, www.austinisd.org

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Meria Carstarphen Austin Independent School District superintendent

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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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Expansions: Seton Southwest Hospital Seton Southwest Hospital plans to break ground on an expansion to the 7900 FM 1826 facility Jan. 4. It will add a nursery for the Labor and Delivery Department, 11 new beds and a covered drop-off area at the emergency room entrance. Work is estimated to cost $8.2 million. 324-9000, www.seton.net Twitter:@setonfamily

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Cabo Bob’s Burritos Taco shop offers taste of Baja California

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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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Coming Soon: Calvin's Electric Calvin’s Electric plans to open a location at 11190 Circle Drive. The electrical  contractors work on residential and commercial hard wiring. The firm leased 6,300 square feet in Business Park 290. www.calvinselectric.com

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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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