Northwest Austin

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5:05 AM Apr 25, 2022 CDT

Council gives Austin Water $1.4M budget boost for staff, tech in response to February treatment breakdown

Officials chose the operational support instead of offering a billing credit to customers affected by the citywide boil-water notice.

Unlikely Candidates to play free show at Domain Northside

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

Property tax appraisals increase Austin ISD’s recapture payment to $855M

The district prepared for an 8% increase in property values but saw an 18% jump.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress 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 22.

Austin becomes Bee City, promises to create habitats for its pollinators

The city has already started initiatives to educate the public about the importance of bees by adding bee and bat gardens at the Austin Nature Center.

VOTER GUIDE: Here is what Northwest Austin voters need to know for the May 7 election

Early voting for the May 7 election runs from April 25-May 3.

After a pandemic pause, local evictions on the rise as rental market strains remain

Following the end of local and federal eviction protections, the number of filings are ticking back up

District reviews accountability reporting changes for 2022-23 school year

Round Rock ISD staff presented an update on accountability reporting changes for the 2022-23 school year to trustees during an April 21 board meeting.

Round Rock ISD board approves pay increases for staff in 2022-23 compensation plan

District officials approved up to 4% pay increases for some district staff following several discussions of teacher compensation.

Austin City Hall notebook: Council delays guaranteed income pilot, OKs tenant protection and COVID-19 testing for cats

Council's April 21 meeting also saw the postponement of an update to the city's vertical mixed-use development program.

Copperfield Trail connector to provide safer route between neighborhood, school

The connector will eventually be part of planned Walnut Creek Trail.

Officials ask Capital Metro to improve healthy food access, awareness in Austin's food deserts

A council resolution passed April 21 aims to address food insecurity in Austin.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills 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 21.

Ascension Texas announces buyout of Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas

In addition to the nine new locations, an April 20 news release states the acquisition will add 19 doctors and more than 100 staff members to the Ascension roster.

Lawmakers, industry members tout Austin's growing presence in semiconductor sector

A federal bill aimed at boosting semiconductor research and production could benefit Austin-area companies and universities.

Crews begin work on Yager Lane pedestrian upgrades

Improvements to East Yager Lane will be complete in 12-18 months.

Austin on track to double number of 911 calls diverted for mental health response in 2022

The city's mental health option for 911 calls has been selected thousands of times since it became available.

Chabad of Austin holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

Officials with the Jewish center hope to build a three-story building on the land in the future.

Austin Resource Recovery to restart bulk pickup services

The city paused the service for three months due to COVID-19 staffing issues.