6 things Southwest Austinites need to know this week

The LifeAustin Church amphitheater is located off Hwy. 71 in Southwest Austin.

The LifeAustin Church amphitheater is located off Hwy. 71 in Southwest Austin.

Here are 6 things to know this week if you live in Southwest Austin:

1. A city of Austin Board of Adjustment discussion slated for this month on the LifeAustin Amphitheatre has been postponed again through a joint request of the neighborhoods currently in talks with the church.

Dog park Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park in Southwest Austin allows off-leash dogs. Circle C Ranch residents have proposed a fenced-in off-leash area for the Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park.[/caption]

2. The final public meeting takes place this Thursday regarding the citizen proposal to establish a new fenced-in, off-leash area in Circle C Metropolitan Park located at 6301 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. To explore the proposal the Austin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community feedback at the event, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Circle C Community Center, 7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin.

3. Seton Healthcare Family, along with developers of a medical complex in Southwest Austin, broke ground on the fourth and final phase of the Waterleaf Medical Center on Friday. The site will be the future home of a two-story Seton facility for walk-in primary care for families.

4. During the month of August, the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, which was the second-lowest rate in the state during that period, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission on Friday.

Shaved Ice Island Local snow cone truck Shaved Ice Island is offering a charity event Sept. 19.[/caption]

5. There are a few opportunities to give back to Southwest Austin this week. A dunk tank event today at snow cone truck Shaved Ice Island in the Westgate Lanes parking lot will raise money for Austin Pets Alive and Meals on Wheels Central Texas. On Sunday, Southwest Austin-based business Cobalt Blue Salon hosts its annual Cut for a Cure event at its 4220 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 140, Austin, location to raise funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation. Also on Sunday, Susan G. Komen Austin, which helps provide services to Southwest Austin residents, hosts the annual Komen Austin Race for the Cure in downtown Austin.

6. Stratus Properties, the development company behind Tecoma on William Cannon Drive, announced Friday that FunFunFun Festival, an Austin music and comedy showcase the company owns, will not be held in 2016. The event is set to move to Halloween weekend in 2017.
By Kelli Weldon
Kelli joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter and has been covering Southwest Austin news since July 2012. She was promoted to editor of the Southwest Austin edition in April 2015. In addition to covering local businesses, neighborhood development, events, transportation and education, she is also the beat reporter covering the Travis County Commissioners Court.


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