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Mueller district announces six new businesses, including a new Veracruz All Natural taco shop location

In addition to the acclaimed taco purveyor, a cookie shop and ramen restaurant are headed to Mueller's Aldrich Street.


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Austin's updated City Council district map certified; new boundaries will last through 2020s

The decadelong mapping plan was developed by a panel of city residents in a process designed to be independent and nonpartisan.


French Legation Historic Site in Austin reopens after 2-year restoration

The Texas Historical Commission is inviting the public to the grand reopening of the Austin French Legation State Historic Site on Oct. 30.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.


Central Texas tolling agency moves forward with 5% toll increases for 2022

The increases range from $0.02 to $0.10 per toll and will take effect Jan. 1.


Austin begins work on second section of Northern Walnut Creek Trail

The city aims to have another 1.3 miles of the 19-mile trail complete by the end of 2022.


Austin Planning Commission turns down plan to sell beer, wine at Zilker Cafe

Eight commissioners voted in favor to deny the applicants request while two voted against the motion. Commissioner Awais Azhar abstained from voting.




Austin health authorities outline COVID-19 surge risks while eyeing possible shift to Stage 2

While Austin and Travis County remain under Stage 3 guidelines, hospitalizations have moved into possible Stage 2 territory.


At least 81% of Austin ISD staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per district data

After the district had staff sign up for bonuses only available to fully vaccinated employees, the district can count its vaccinated employees at over 8,000.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.



Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sees busiest day ever following 2021 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

The new record topped the previous busiest day by more than 3,000 passengers.


Austin leaders outline $515M homelessness spending plan with more than 75% of funding in place

Officials provided an update on a $515 million plan to house thousands of people experiencing homelessness and provide related social services Oct. 21.


Austin City Council paves way for more play, exercise on neighborhood streets

The program aims to make it safer to use neighborhood streets for community events.


Komé Sushi Kitchen celebrates 10 years, and more Austin business milestones

The locally-owned business serves family-style Japanese comfort food.



Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.


Capital Metro board approves charter for public safety advisory committee

The approval comes after the establishment of a transit police force met resistance during the August meeting.



Capital Metro moves forward with $50 million in funding for MetroRapid bus infrastructure projects

The vote to approve the funding raised questions around how authority is divided between the city of Austin, Capital Metro and the Austin Transit Partnership.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.


Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.


Bowling alley burger dive named after a cult film upends expectations in Austin

The restaurant, named after the Coen brothers-directed film “The Big Lebowski," has two locations in Austin.


Food trucks remain viable entry to Austin's food scene despite pandemic, rising costs

Austin is rated the 7th friendliest city for food trucks nationally, and many restaurateurs credit their success to their food truck beginnings.



Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.