Northwest Austin Impacts roundup: Austin FC announces podcast, radio partner and 4 other business news items to know

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher
Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher plays the ball during the team's April 3 preseason tilt against Houston Dynamo FC. The MLS team recently announced its radio broadcast partner for the upcoming 2021 MLS season. (Courtesy Austin FC)

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher plays the ball during the team's April 3 preseason tilt against Houston Dynamo FC. The MLS team recently announced its radio broadcast partner for the upcoming 2021 MLS season. (Courtesy Austin FC)


Engineering firm L.A. Fuess Partners Inc. in late March announced it has opened an Austin office at 8200 N. MoPac, Ste. 130, Austin. The firm specializes in designing commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings. L.A. Fuess Partners has designed parking structures in The Domain, several buildings at Dell’s campus in Round Rock and has other notable Austin projects in its portfolio, according to the company. 512-505-8722.


Daniel’s Jewelers is opening a store inside Lakeline Mall at 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park. The jewelry retailer, set to open in June, will be located on the upper level of the mall near Dillard’s.


Licensed psychologist Linda Eldredge, Ed.D., on March 15 relocated her office to 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg. L, Ste. 4, Austin, from 9430 Research Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 140, Austin. Eldredge provides outpatient psychotherapy and telehealth services and works with those who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind and other patients with disabilities. 512-687-3436.


Chabad of Austin on March 30 announced it has launched its new JUDA Hebrew School. The after-school program allows children to explore Judaism through learning the Hebrew language, Jewish history and culture, and celebrate Jewish holidays. Classes are held at the Hebrew Preparatory School at 2127 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. 512-765-5345.


Major League Soccer outfit Austin FC on April 5 announced it has launched "Verde & Black," the team’s official podcast. Available for download on several podcast platforms, the biweekly podcast will host interviews with Austin FC players, coaches and executives, according to the team’s news release.

Austin FC also announced ALT 97.5 FM as its exclusive English-lanuage radio broadcast partner for the upcoming 2021 MLS season. The team did not announce the radio broadcast play-by-play commentator in its news release. Spanish-language TV and radio partners and on-air talent for Austin FC broadcasts have yet to be announced, though the team expects to do so ahead of the 2021 season.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


Austin government, nonprofit and business leaders recently participated in a weeks-long summit centered on unsheltered homelessness in the city. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The program will create opportunities for residents to work on projects including wildfire prevention, solar energy promotion and park cleanups.

Residents march to the Texas Capitol in protests after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard speaks to reporters March 13 at the Delco Actiity Center in Northeast Austin. Residents can walk up to the Delco Center on April 22 and 23 and receive vaccines without an appointment. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health will accept walk-up vaccinations at the Delco Activity Center starting April 22

APH will also leave its registration portal open throughout most of the week.

Williamson County will close its mass-vaccination sites. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.(Community Impact staff)
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The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
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South by Southwest sells ownership stake in company to Rolling Stone owner Penske Media Corp.

SXSW leadership called the sale a "lifeline" for the conference and festivals.

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Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.