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DATA: Austin Regional Clinic gave thousands of flu tests after Thanksgiving; second spike possible during holidays

Austin Regional Clinic gave more than 4,500 flu tests leading up to Thanksgiving.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church celebrates 60th anniversary

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 2128 Barton Hills Drive, Austin, celebrated its 60th anniversary …



Austin ISD announces 31 schools frozen to transfers for 2020-21 school year

Austin ISD released its list of schools that will not be accepting in-district transfer students for the 2020-21 school year.


Tacodeli celebrates 20th anniversary

Tacodeli celebrated its 20th anniversary Nov. 8. Co-owners Roberto Espinosa, who grew up in Mexico City, and …


Property owners objecting to Austin’s land development code rewrite sue city for rejecting their protest rights

The lawsuit could hold up the city's approval of its land development code overhaul.


Banking platform Joust relocates to Austin

Joust, a banking platform for self-employed individuals, freelancers and contractors, relocated to Austin …



City of Austin will implement a $0.15 regulatory fee on shared mobility rides

The city of Austin will begin charging a $0.15 per trip regulatory fee on shared mobility vehicles, which include electric bikes and scooters, Austin Transportation Director Robert Spillar wrote in a Dec. 10 memo to City Council.


City of Austin reveals wishbone design for new bridge over Longhorn Dam

The city of Austin debuted a design proposal for a new bridge over the Longhorn Dam connecting the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at a Dec. 10 open house.


Record-setting appraisal protests cause delays for local taxing entities

The high volume of protests in Travis County not only delayed the appraisal district’s operations but also affected area taxing entities, which depend on receiving the certified tax roll to set their budgets.


Viva Day Spa announces expansion

Viva Day Spa, a locally owned luxury day spa, is expanding its location at 215 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, to …



Travis County begins contract negotiations for women’s jail facility as overall jail population continues to decline

The county has planned to build a new, separate women’s facility for years, despite some pushback from local activists.



Zoning concern prevents Austin from moving forward with second conversion of hotel to homeless shelter

Officials have already indicated they are eyeing other hotels and motels for purchase and conversion into homeless shelters.


W Austin and ACL Live development will sell for $275 million

The transaction is expected to close in 2020.



Affordable housing bond funding helps seniors 'age in place' through home repair program

When Austin voters approved a historic $250 million affordable housing bond in 2018, they signed off on a $28 million investment in home repairs for low-income residents.


As pollen counts rise in Central Texas, learn about cedar fever and allergy prevention

As temperatures cool heading into the winter season in Central Texas, pollen counts from Ashe juniper trees begin to climb, causing seasonal allergies referred to locally by residents as “cedar fever.”


Gig economy app developer Adia opens office in South Central Austin

Adia opened its office at 3601 S. Congress Ave., Ste. D200, Austin, on Oct. 15. Owner Bobby Hilliard said the …


Austin primary election 2020: Here are the candidates for local office on the ballot

The filing deadline for candidates to appear on the March 3 primary election passed at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9. The last day to register to vote is Feb. 3, and early voting will begin on Feb. 18.



Delia Garza files for Travis County attorney race, will finish term as Austin Mayor Pro Tem

Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza filed her candidacy paperwork Dec. 9 to run for Travis County attorney as a Democrat.



Express ER opens location on East Riverside

Freestanding emergency room operator Express ER opened a location Oct. 1 at 2020 E. Riverside Drive, Austin. …


Milto's Pizza Pub closes after 43 years

Milto’s Pizza Pub, a neighborhood pizza restaurant at 2909 Guadalupe St., Austin, closed Nov. 26. The …



Changos Taqueria closes on Guadalupe Street

Changos Taqueria, a locally owned restaurant at 3023 Guadalupe St., Austin, that opened in 1998, closed Nov. …


Australian businessmen betting on success of innovative storage model in western Travis County

A primary difference between their model and more traditional storage models, they say, is the fact that their units are for sale and not for rent. But there are other differences.