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Austin Office of Civil Rights granted new powers

An ordinance passed by Austin City Council on Dec. 2 creates additional civil and criminal penalties for discrimination.


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Ao5 Gallery relocating from South Austin to The Arboretum this winter

With the relocation to Northwest Austin, Ao5 Gallery will expand its custom framing services, have better parking, be able to display more art and be able to accommodate more guests for live events, according to officials with the gallery.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.



Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.



Travis County hits pause on rental assistance applications as federal dollars dry up

With surging demand and the scheduled eviction moratorium expiring in December, Travis County is facing a possible shortfall in Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding.


ROUNDUP: 10 restaurants, businesses that have recently opened in Northwest Austin

For those looking to try a new nail salon, gym or eatery in Northwest Austin, these 10 restaurants and businesses opened their doors in October and November.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.


HappyRito Seafood opens Vietnamese, Cajun restaurant at Lakeline Plaza

The restaurant serves a variety of seafood and po'boy sandwiches.


Austin voters could weigh in on marijuana decriminalization, no-knock warrant ban in 2022

A petition covering both items reached the signature threshold required to call an election, according to voter group Ground Game Texas.


Council lays out priorities for addressing Austin's housing affordability, availability crunch

Officials are likely to vote on a series of policy updates aimed at affordability and housing supply over the coming months.



Austin ISD committee hears parents' concerns, discusses understaffing

Parents' concerns about unappealing food, security and other topics took center stage during the Nov. 30 meeting.


City kicks off negations with Austin EMS Association

The city will negotiate its contracts will all three emergency services in the coming months


Premier Martial Arts opens new West Anderson Lane studio

The mixed martial arts studio is locally owned and has several locations throughout Austin.


Austin Public Health eyes movement of omicron variant, but has yet to detect a case

The Austin-Travis County area will also remain in Stage 3 because of moderate community transmission rates and rising cases nationwide.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.


South Austin public engagement threatened by land use commissions moving meeting place, commissioners say

Land use commissions are being asked to move meetings from City Hall to a new space in North Austin, but they say the move raises safety issues.


I Live Here I Give Here encourages Austinites to donate to local organizations Nov. 30

The nonprofit is encouraging the community to donate for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin; Halal Guys opens in Pearland and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.



Tarrytown deli offers ‘comfort in uncertain times’

Food! Food! Sells both take away meals and ready to eat food.


PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.


5 events to kick off the holiday season in West Austin

From Westlake Wonderfest to Frank Sinatra, usher in the holiday season with these four festive events in West Austin.



State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. 


Austin City Hall notebook: Council set for dive into housing, development after Thanksgiving break

A Nov. 30 work session could see city leaders work through a range of adjustments to city development code, rules and processes.