Northwest Austin

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3:03 PM Apr 29, 2022 CDT

Austin ISD to adopt over $1 million of new health, physical education materials to meet updated state standards

The educational materials will be implemented in the 2022-23 school year and will be used for the following eight years.


SBA economic disaster loans now available to small businesses in 107 Texas counties affected by drought

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture declared the drought to be an agricultural disaster on April 22.





Austin ISD union presses for pay increases for classified employees in the wake of planned job cuts

Education Austin, the Austin ISD employees union, testified before the school board on April 28.


Early data shows more economically disadvantaged Austin ISD students graduating college-, career- and military-ready

There has been a roughly 5% increase in the number of students who met readiness standards since the 2020-21 school year.


To-Do List: 11 events happening in and around Northwest Austin from April 29-May 14

Check out these local events, including Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day celebrations.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: US 183 resurfacing begins; 11 acres in Frisco receive first approval for residential zoning and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 28.



What Texas voters should know about statewide property tax propositions on May 7 ballot

Propositions 1 and 2 would provide homeowners with property tax relief and received bipartisan support from legislators in 2021, but they could place more of public education funding burden on the state.


Designs proposed for $28M project to relocate 75 year-old Dougherty Arts Center

The new cultural center could open on the shores of Lady Bird Lake by late 2024.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: The Domain, Austin's ‘second downtown,’ marks 15 years; Pearland's first inclusive playground to open this fall and more top news

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


Unlikely Candidates to play free show at Domain Northside

The event also will feature pop-up bars, yard games and photo opportunities.


Travis County pauses program giving defendants early access to legal representation over staffing issues

The pause comes less than two weeks after the program began.


Burn ban lifted for unincorporated areas of Travis, Williamson County

A outdoor burn ban is no longer in effect for unincorporated areas of Travis or Williamson County.



Juliet Italian Kitchen aims to duplicate romantic, neighborly atmosphere with Arboretum location

The restaurant's expansive menu features 265 made-from-scratch Italian favorites.


Williamson County to add a district court, county court to Justice Center in coming year

As Williamson County continues to grow, so does the number of courts serving the county.





US 183 resurfacing begins this week

Drivers should expect rolling lane closures at night.


Project Connect seeking feedback on whether to add $60M bus option to Blue Line bridge design

Adding bus lanes to the new bridge over Lady Bird Lake would increase expected costs by roughly 40%.


For more than 15 years, The Domain drives economic growth in North Austin

In March, The Domain celebrated an anniversary: 15 years ago Domain I opened. Since then The Domain has grown exponentially earning the area the nickname “Austin’s second downtown.”