ACC will celebrate the reopening Oct. 11. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
Austin Community College is reopening its Rio Grande campus Oct. 11. ACC’s Rio Grande Campus has a long history, starting as a junior high school in 1916 and later transforming into Austin High School. The campus officially became part of ACC in 1975. In 2017, the campus closed for renovations, which were possible due to the district’s $386 million bond in 2014. The renovations addressed the wear and tear of the century-old building, including enhancements to its south courtyard, additional irrigation systems and other interior aesthetic changes. The Rio Grande campus is one of seven ACC campuses. The Rio Grande campus is located at 1212 Rio Grande Ave. 512-223-3000 www.austincc.edu
Katy joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism and certificate in Deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in April 2022. She covers the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Hancock, Windsor Park, West Austin/Tarrytown. Prior to CI, Katy served as the features editor for The News Record. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.