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Austin ISD trustees vote to close four elementary schools in School Changes plan

Austin ISD trustees on Nov. 18 to close three East Austin and one downtown campus for the 2020-21 school year in the process.


Capital Metro, city of Austin to partner with nonprofit to explore creating a Red Line rail trail plan

Capital Metro, city of Austin to partner with nonprofit to explore creating a Red Line rail trail plan


The Brixton celebrates 10th anniversary

The Brixton, a dog-friendly bar at 1412 E. Sixth St., Austin, celebrated its 10th anniversary Nov. 13. Owners …



Co-living space Quarters coming to downtown Austin in 2021

Quarters will open its first co-living space in Austin in 2021 at 1108 Nueces St. The company currently …


Local community, political leaders urge Austin ISD board of trustees to slow down school closure process, delay vote

Austin ISD's board of trustees is scheduled to vote on a plan to close four elementary schools the evening of Nov. 18. Community advocates and political leaders want the board to slow the process down.


City to work with Capital Metro on financing new Broadmoor and McKalla Place rail stations as development boom looms

Austin City Council expects the new Austin FC stadium and massive mixed-use development planned for McKalla Place and the Broadmoor Campus to result in heightened demand for public transit.


As community engagement meetings wrap up, AISD trustees set to vote on four school closures Nov. 18

The AISD Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on four elementary school closures at its Nov. 18 meeting.



Rainey Street fund rises from ashes to preserve Mexican-American heritage in booming district

The Mexican-American heritage inside the Rainey Street District has been waning for years as development continues to heighten.


Acknowledging expanded risk, Austin moves to prohibit additional density in city’s flood-prone areas

A recent federal flood risk study found Austin's flood risk to be significantly higher than previously understood.


Groundbreaking for Moody Center at The University of Texas set for Dec. 3

The UT Board of Regents gave final approval Nov. 14 to a $38.5 million project to realign Red River Street around the new basketball arena.


City Council green lights $8 million Rodeway Inn plan for homeless shelter transition, vows to address crime in the area

South Austin neighbors raised concerns that criminal activity in the area will put homeless individuals who enter the shelter at risk.



Toxic algae blooms are becoming more common, scientists say

Months have passed, but the capital city still has signs up warning of ongoing dangerous conditions in Lady Bird Lake.


Land development code rewrite heads to City Council for final approval, marking home stretch of nearly 7-year process

Austin's long-awaited land development code rewrite is heading to City Council for final approval.


Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.


Central Market marks 25th anniversary

Central Market celebrated its 25th anniversary Sept. 26 with a festival, featuring a number of chefs who …



Star Seeds Cafe changes name to Stars Cafe

Star Seeds Cafe announced its new name—Stars Cafe—in a Sept. 13 Facebook post. The 24-hour diner was …


Coworking space The Common Desk opens in East Austin

The Common Desk, a Dallas-based coworking business, opened its second Austin location at 5323 Levander Loop …


Shirley McPhail School of Dance Studio celebrates 50 years

Shirley McPhail School of Dance Studio commemorated its 50th anniversary with a recital June 6. The business …


Restore Cyrotherapy to open in Mueller development

Restore Cryotherapy will open in December at 1911 Aldrich St., Austin, in the Mueller development. Launched …



Rae Cosmetics moves to W. 38th Street

Rae Cosmetics relocated in September to 1206 W. 38th St., Ste. 3102, Austin, from its previous location at …


Permanent supportive housing facility opens in East Austin

Terrace at Oak Springs, a facility that will provide permanent supportive housing to 50 people who were …


Lucien, Stirling and Gray moves to North Central Austin

Financial advisory group Lucien, Stirling and Gray relocated Oct. 31 from its former location at 4005 …


Red's Porch closes last remaining location

Red’s Porch closed Oct. 10 due to failing to pay rent according to a notice posted by the landlord, …



Ice cream kiosk now open at DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya

DipDipDip Ice Cream, a new kiosk at the recently opened shabu-shabu restaurant DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya, opened …