Northwest Austin

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6:00 AM Jan 26, 2015 CST

Austin City Council

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair


IMPACT ROUNDUP: Kendra Scott to open Domain location in late spring

The new Kendra Scott location in The Domain will include the brand's signature Color Bar where customers may custom-design jewelry.


Experts: Austin-area home prices still rising but slowdown could be on horizon

Eldon Rude, principal at 360° Real Estate Analytics, delivers the 2015 housing forecast during the Jan. 20 housing forecast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin at the Renaissance Austin hotel in the Arboretum.



Girlstart receives $50K grant from 3Mgives to expand after-school program

Girlstart is receiving a $50,000 grant from  3Mgives , a division of manufacturing and technology company  3M, to expand its after-school program.


Ray Benson discusses importance of giving at annual Austin Gives awards

Musician and Austinite Ray Benson sings "A Little Piece" during the third annual Austin Gives GeneroCity Awards ceremony. He gave the keynote about the importance of giving to your community.



All four Northwest Austin City Council members to serve two-year terms

Mayor Steve Adler addresses the crowd from the dais for the first time as mayor during the Jan. 6 inauguration.



MoPac construction sees uptick in activity with additional resources

Additional equipment and staff have created an uptick in construction activity on the MoPac Improvement Project, said Paul Petrich with HNTB Corporation, which is overseeing the project contractor CH2M Hill on behalf of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority .



Northwest Austin massage businesses merge to broaden specialty services

Photo by Heart & Sole Massage In January Heart & Sole Massage is relocating from 12740 Research Blvd., Ste. N-8, to 12741 Research Blvd., Ste. 506. Owner Kristen Genchur purchased North Austin Massage Therapy Dec. 14 to grow the business and offer additional services.





Pour House Pints & Pies

Photo by Amy Denney



Austin Bellydance

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor



Fork & Vine

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor


Troy

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor


Asian American Resource Center

Photo courtesy Asian American Resource




Jobs2Careers moves in as first tenant in new Northwest Austin office park

Photo courtesy Jobs2Careers Jobs2Careers moved into its new offices Dec. 15 at the Champion Office Park, a new project that recently completed construction on RM 2222 at Loop 360.


Capital Metro, Whole Foods Market partner for third annual food drive Dec. 12–14

Photo by Amy Denney Capital Metro and Whole Foods Market have partnered for the third annual Stuff the Bus food drive Dec. 12–14. It challenges Austin residents to donate enough nonperishable food items for 30,000 meals.


TxDOT wrapping up I-35 study to add two new lanes

Photo courtesy Texas Department of Transportation


People's Community Clinic to open headquarters in Northeast Austin

Photo by Studio 8 Construction on the new headquarters for People's Community Clinic is expected to begin in December. The facility is located at 1101 Camino La Costa. Health care services will include adult, pediatric and behavioral health.