Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas renamed

Circuit of the Americas renamed its 14,000-seat outdoor venue at 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin the Germania Insurance Ampitheater. The change is part of a seven-year naming rights partnership announced Dec. 10 with Germania Insurance, the largest farm mutual insurance company in Texas. 512-301-6600. www.circuitoftheamericas.com


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A rise in COVID-19 cases has Travis County back in stage 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin reverts to Stage 4 guidelines with rising delta variant cases

As delta variant COVID -19 cases are sending more young people to local ICUs, The Austin-Travis County Health Authority has moved the area back to guidelines that require masks indoors.

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The U.S. men's national team will host Jamaica for a FIFA World Cup qualifier game on Oct. 7.

Capital Metro is hosting a series of virtual meetings to hear feedback from the community on the latest Project Connect designs. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Capital Metro seeks community input on latest Project Connect design

Want to have your voice heard about Project Connect? Tune in to the upcoming virtual meetings.

Dozens of Austin residents spoke virtually and in person July 22 to share their thoughts on the city's proposed fiscal year 2021-22 budget. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Police funding again takes center stage in public hearing on Austin's proposed FY 2021-22 budget

Dozens of city residents calling into or appearing at City Hall on July 22 shared their thoughts about policing and the city's spending plan.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

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From mezcal bars to frozen margarita specials, here is a list of places to celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24.

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New American restaurant 1417 launches on South First, plus more openings in South Austin

The bistro comes from the team behind downtown French gastropub Hopfield's.

Project Connect's Orange Line will go beneath Lady Bird Lake in the latest design. (Rendering courtesy Project Connect)
Into the bedrock: Capital Metro plans to go below Lady Bird Lake with Orange Line tunnel

The tunnel presents a few options of where the train could emerge near South Congress.

Residents at the Rosemont affected by Winter Storm Uri will get assistance with relocating within the next few weeks. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County OKs mitigation efforts for Rosemont at Oak Valley property

Housing Authority of Travis County staff are moving forward with mitigation efforts at the Rosemont apartment complex to assist those affected by Winter Storm Uri with relocating.

The 19-acre St. John property has been targeted for redevelopment for years. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Greystar, Austin housing authority plan recommended for St. John Site redevelopment

The proposal for the long-vacant 19-acre property off I-35 includes hundreds of new housing units, expanded park space and a retail center.