Austin Java opens in Dripping Springs, city of Austin utility agencies issue apology for inaccurate meter readings and more for South Austinites to know this week

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Austin Java opened its first Dripping Springs location Feb. 1 that includes a brewery, coffee roasting facility and a full bar and restaurant. Here are some other news stories for South Austinites to keep in mind this week.

Travis County commissioners appoint two members to Mobility Authority board of directors

In a meeting Jan. 30, the Travis County Commissioners Court appointed two members to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors. The terms of the county’s current board representatives, Charles Heimsath and David Armbrust, expired Feb. 1.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In moves pop-up location to Vulcan Video

Drive-in movie theater Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In relocated its pop-up location Feb. 1 from the Graceland Oaks Event Center in Oak Hill to Vulcan Video, 4411 Russell Drive, Austin. The theater offers classic concessions and features classic films and fan favorites.

Council member Troxclair seeks to make utility bills more affordable with new resolution

Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, whose district includes a portion of Southwest Austin, brought a resolution to her follow council members last week that will establish affordability standards for Austin’s water and garbage bills. The resolution directs city staff to conduct a study of other public and private water and solid waste utilities in Texas. Through those study findings, city staff can form recommendations for affordability standards for adherence by Austin Water and Austin Resource Recovery.

City of Austin utility agencies issue apology for high water bills, announce plans to credit customers affected

Austin Water and Austin Energy apologized to its customers Jan. 31 after discovering meter reading errors for over 7,000 customers throughout the city. In a press conference, agency officials confirmed the unusual pattern in high water bills and issued an apology to all customers. It also announced a plan to reimburse customers.

Take a look inside Austin Java’s first Dripping Springs location

Austin Java opened its first Dripping Springs location Feb. 1 at 3799 E. Hwy. 290. The facility features a full-service restaurant and brewery, coffee roasting facility, lounge, playscape and beer garden, seats close to 300 people and includes a lounge and deck. This is the cafe’s fifth Austin-area location.

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