Austin Trail of Lights tickets on sale; dog park, restaurant coming to Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

The Austin Trail of Lights will welcome drive-thru visitors from Nov. 27-Dec. 31. (Courtesy Austin Trail of Lights)
The Austin Trail of Lights will welcome drive-thru visitors from Nov. 27-Dec. 31. (Courtesy Austin Trail of Lights)

The Austin Trail of Lights will welcome drive-thru visitors from Nov. 27-Dec. 31. (Courtesy Austin Trail of Lights)

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Central Austin

Austin Trail of Lights opens tickets for drive-thru only event

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights will be a drive-thru only event through Zilker Park for the second year this season, organizers announced Oct. 7.

Northwest Austin



Dog park, restaurant Mutts Canine Cantina to open in Northwest Austin before end of year

Mutts Canine Cantina provides an off-leash dog park to members with spaces for small and larger dogs. Guests can buy daily access passes or memberships for more frequent visits.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Cowboys Fit location in Pflugerville planning to expand with outdoor workout area

The athletic and workout facility Cowboys Fit, located at 1401 Town Center Drive, Pflugerville, is on pace to add an outdoor training area to its existing gym.

Williamson County

WilCo Notebook: Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 office to be closed midday Oct. 13

According to a release from Williamson County, the office of Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 will be closed Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a special function.

Hays County

LBJ Museum to receive repairs and other Hays County Commissioners Court news

The Hays County Commissioners Court agreed to allocate $44,444.81 to the Lyndon B. Johnson Museum of San Marcos for interior and exterior repairs at the regular meeting on Oct. 5.

Olivia Aldridge, Brian Rash, Iain Oldman, Zara Flores and Eddie Harbour contributed to this report.



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Trustee Lynn Boswell speaks at an Oct. 14 information session of the Austin ISD board of trustees. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
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Early voting starts Oct. 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Travis County early voting begins Oct. 18

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Josh LaRue said he grew up listening to music and loves to help people find new favorites. 
(Photos by Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Smoking Joint is now open under the umbrella of Click Click Chew virtual food hall in Cypress. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam)
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Photo of a child receiving a shot
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A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)
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200 Academy Drive could be redeveloped to bring live music and housing to the South River City neighborhood. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Planning commission OK's initial redevelopment plan for Austin Opera House revival

The project would bring a mixed-use development, including a 1,200-capacity venue and 120 new homes, to the South River City neighborhood.

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
Austin Environmental Commission OKs updated version of development plan near Lady Bird Lake

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City Council heard the results of Austin's first-ever quality of life report for the city's LGBTQ community Oct. 12. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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City Council heard a briefing on the first-ever quality-of-life survey of the Austin-area LGBTQ community Oct. 12.