Southwest Austin December 2012

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General Manager’s note — December 2012

Earlier this year, World Bank Economist Branko Milanovic was quoted as saying that earning about $34,000 a year puts a person in the richest 1 percent globally. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest Austin

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 Southwest Austin (1 Comments)

Student philanthropists unpack canned foods and coats at Capital Area Food Bank on Nov. 20.

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Charities seek residents’ help as resources decline

The students socializing in the Capital Area Food Bank parking lot in Southwest Austin do not match the stereotype of philanthropists. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest 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.

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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 Southwest Austin (1 Comments)

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Owners Kevin and Linh Lieu Quach have been serving Southwest Austin diners for more than 20 years.

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Hao Hao Restaurant

When it opened in the late 1980s, Hao Hao Restaurant served mostly Chinese food. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Southwest Austin