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Galen College of Nursing now serving Austin-area students

Galen College of Nursing, a regionally accredited nursing school with campuses across the U.S., opened a new location inside St. David's Surgical Hospital on May 17.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.


First presumptive case of monkeypox detected in Travis County

First presumptive case of monkeypox has been detected in Travis County.



U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.




After Roe rollback, Austin City Council seeks to limit effects of Texas abortion law

Austin City Council could soon vote on a proposal to deprioritize local enforcement of Texas' six-week abortion ban.



Williamson County issues fireworks restrictions for July 4 to promote safety

Williamson County and fireworks businesses are voluntarily stopping sales of aerial fireworks.


State agency weighs penalty for Samsung wastewater spill; Austin officials call for improved monitoring

The city has worked with Samsung Austin Semiconductor on facility and environmental fixes in the wake of several wastewater spills.



Wonders & Worries offers families coping tools for trauma

Nonprofit also helps parents and professionals talk about illnesses and injuries, receive continuing education and obtain certifications



Project Connect planners detail designs for Austin rail network's future subway stations

Project Connect's Orange and Blue lines will be accessible through several subway stations around downtown and south of Lady Bird Lake.


Austin Public Works to begin annual street repair season

Austin Public Works aims to repair 10% of Austin's streets this year.


Diverging diamond opens on I-35 at Parmer Lane

The Texas Department of Transportation marked the opening of a diverging diamond interchange at I-35 and Parmer Lane in North Austin on June 22.


Anine Bing, minimalist fashion store, opens at Domain Northside

Founded by former model, singer and blogger Anine Bing, the attire is inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and American energy to dress women in fabrics such as leather, silk, linen and cashmere with an attention to shoes and 14-karat gold-plated brass jewelry.



100 latest commercial projects filed for new construction, renovation in the Austin metro

From Round Rock to San Marcos, see the latest plans for new construction and renovations filed for restaurants, bars, residential communities and businesses.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


Williamson County issues countywide burn ban for up to 90 days

Due to severe drought conditions, including high heat and winds, the county is banning outdoor burning.


Austin's oldest grocery store reopens after pandemic closure

Established in 1909, Avenue B is the oldest grocery store and deli in Austin and has been owned and operated by Ross Mason for the past 35 years.



Austin City Hall notebook: Disaster guide and tool kit, the redevelopment of a property in east Austin and future St. John development

The City Council's June 16 meeting agenda addressed issues, including speed limits, disaster preparedness for Austinites and the redevelopment of properties all over the city.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


Austin Public Health expands COVID-19 vaccine offerings to children under 5

Children under 5 years old are now able to receive both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines based on federal health agency recommendations.


Round Rock ISD board approves pilot open enrollment program at select schools

Round Rock ISD officials approved a pilot program to allow students who live outside of the district's boundaries to enroll at select campuses for the 2022-23 academic year during its June 16 meeting.