Northwest Austin

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6:00 AM Jun 5, 2013 CDT

Round Rock ISD property tax rate for 2013–14 not expected to increase

No property tax increase is expected in the 2013-14 Round Rock ISD school budget, district officials said at a June 4 meeting.

Austin Aquarium could open by end of 2013

The owners behind aquariums in Portland, Ore., and Boise, Idaho, are planning to open a new location in Northwest Austin in 2013.

Indian grocery store expands into former Dollar General spot

Photo by Amy Denney Indian grocery store Apna Bazaar expanded in late April into the former Dollar General store.

ACC partners with Danish business college

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor Doug Smith (right), chairman of the architectural and engineering computer-aided design department at Austin Community College, guides (from left) Kenneth Lindbald, Hans Henning Nielsen and Lone Hansen, representatives from Denmark-based Aarhus Business College, on a tour of a computer-aided design lab May 30.

Physician-owned hospital slated to open in North Austin

Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center is developing a location in Austin near MoPac and SH 45 N in far North Austin.

MoPac lane closures underway; residents could hear drilling noises

Intermittent nighttime lane closures will continue on MoPac through the end of July to allow workers to drill into the soil surrounding the roadway to collect samples. launches fast pitch investment event for nonprofits

Days before the inaugural fast pitch investment event, Philanthropitch, which is geared at helping six local nonprofits, the program sold out.

Round Rock ISD increases employee salaries, reviews budget

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees approved salary increases for teachers, librarians, registered nurses and other eligible full-time employees May 23.


Photo by Amy Denney

McNeil Drive: US 183 to Pecan Street

Photo Courtesy Google Earth Pro

Blue Baker

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor Dave Fox, owner of Blue Baker, celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Austin location in May.

Food enterprises to recycle compost

Austin All food enterprises in Austin are now required to recycle compost-able material by 2017 after Austin City Council amended an ordinance April 25.

Michael Dadashi

Photo by Amy Denney Michael Dadashi founded his company, MHD Enterprises, in 2006 and focuses his efforts on hiring and mentoring people recovering from alcoholism who, like himself, need a second chance in life.

Waterloo Swim School

Photo by Amy Denney