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4:55 PM Oct 22, 2019 CDT

Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.


Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.



Austin breweries primed to sell beer to go Sept. 1 after state relaxes sales restrictions

Hopsquad Brewing Co. is on track to become the newest player in Austin’s most established craft brewing alley, a half-square mile of land just north of Research Boulevard that currently boasts six breweries and one cider house.


From the ground up: Can Northwest Austin be the city’s next home for artists?

Local artist Daniel Arredondo has lived in the area surrounding The Arboretum for more than three decades, but in that time the painter has never worked in a studio near his house. According to Arredondo, he has worked out of studios all across the city—currently residing at Cement Loop in East Austin—despite his efforts to find a studio closer to home.


Facing revenue caps, majority of Austin City Council members support re-evaluating active corporate tax breaks worth millions

As the revenue caps handed down by the Texas Legislature shape the future reality of Austin, City Council is weighing its options for backing out of active multimillion-dollar tax breaks given to developers and companies in economic development deals.


Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.



Williamson County department heads request 174 new positions for fiscal year 2019-20 budget

Heads of several Williamson County departments met with county commissioners April 17 to make their cases for budget requests ahead of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget season.


Austin metro has sixth-highest concentration of STEM jobs in U.S., report says

Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.


Latest news in March from the 86th Texas Legislature and Northwest Austin lawmakers

The 86th Texas Legislature began Jan. 8 and continues through May 27. These updates are what has happened since the session began as well as the latest bill filings from lawmakers representing the Northwest Austin area.



Northwest Austin business owners vie for a bigger boost from SXSW

While South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals brought profits to bars, restaurants and hotels downtown, its reach has not always been felt as strongly in North and Northwest Austin.


Austin officials, lawmakers at odds over how to provide property tax relief

Providing property tax relief to taxpayers has broad bipartisan support, but how to achieve that relief is under debate at the Texas Capitol.