10:49 AM Oct 31, 2019 CDT

Upscale restaurant, sports bar opens in North Austin

Upscale restaurant, sports bar catering to foodies is now open in North Austin


Central Health, Sendero expand health insurance program during open enrollment

Central Health and Sendero Health Plans are expanding a program that provides for health insurance premiums for Travis County residents with chronic illnesses and complex medical needs.


Northwest Austin family, fertility law firm celebrates 10 years, moves into new location

Northwest Austin law firm celebrates 10 years, moves to new office



Austin Homebrew Supply relocates

Austin Homebrew Supply relocated to its new location at 15112 N. I-35, Austin in August, according to an Aug. 27 Facebook post. Austin Homebrew Supply specializes in instruments and ingredients for homebrewers, including hops, kegs and beer kits.


Toll rate increases stir up debate at Central Texas mobility agency

Two proposals to increase toll rates on some area toll roads were met with hesitation by a few board members from the Central Texas agency that oversees toll facilities.


Taking flight: A nontraditional gym in North Austin offers place for adults, children to try parkour, aerial fitness

Whether it is jumping, flying, twisting or twirling, one North Austin gym offers a space for those who dislike treadmills and weights to find a fitness option for them.


Not all parolees released from Texas prisons have to come to Austin, despite one city official's claim

Lori Pampilo Harris, the city’s homelessness strategy officer told City Council during an Oct. 29 work session that some of the influx of people coming to the city’s downtown homeless shelter was owed to a state system in which anybody released from prison in Texas is sent to Austin. The system, Pampilo Harris told council members, required those recently released from prison to check in with the Austin Transitional Center, then required them to stay in the area for a specific amount of time.



Schools such as Concordia University Texas are investing in competitive gaming, but is Austin ready to play?

In the C building on Concordia University Texas’ campus in Northwest Austin, one room is dedicated to the focus and comfort of students playing video games, complete with state-of-the-art gaming computers, television screens and specially designed chairs.


Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

Area officials have called I-35 a “disaster,” “the elephant in the room” and one of the state’s most congested roads.


Total Project Connect costs could range from $4.7B-$9.8B for expanding transit in Austin area

Capital Metro officials released the estimated costs and potential ridership numbers Oct. 29, a day ahead of a joint meeting with city officials, to discuss expanding transit in the Austin area.


Travis County commissioners receive update on jail population, bond program amid scrutiny

Following scrutiny of Travis County’s bond system, members of the jail population monitoring group told commissioners public data does not accurately reflect who is in custody.




One year after boil-water notice, Austin Water implementing changes in tech and process

One year ago, the city of Austin was placed under a weeklong boil water notice due to water-quality issues in the Colorado River caused by flooding locally and upstream.


Texas governor, ‘following through on promise,’ tells TxDOT to clear homeless encampments under Austin highways starting Nov. 4

Homeless encampments under Austin’s highways will be cleared beginning Nov. 4, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, which said Oct. 29 that the governor was “following through on his promise” to step in and address Austin’s homelessness situation.


DATA: Home prices increased throughout Northwest Austin in September except in one ZIP code

The median price of homes sold in September increased nearly throughout Northwest Austin except for one ZIP code, which saw a big decline in prices.



Flagship Restaurant Group to open sushi restaurant in The Domain in Northwest Austin

Flagship Restaurant Group on Oct. 29 announced its plans to open Blue Sushi Sake Grill at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 136, Austin, in The Domain by summer 2020, according to a news release from the hospitality group.


Williamson County commissioners appoint Hank Jones county fire marshal

Williamson County commissioners appointed Hank Jones as Williamson County fire marshal Oct. 29.


Travis County becomes second Texas county to adopt environmental purchasing policy

Travis County became the second county in the state to adopt a purchasing policy that prioritizes pollution prevention and environmental friendliness.


Overpass planned for RM 620 at Anderson Mill Rd. and 5 other transportation projects to know in Northwest Austin for October

Learn more about the latest projects happening on roads throughout Northwest …



New Texas law legalizing hemp causes local enforcement haze

A new state law that took effect in June intended to help Texas farmers produce industrial hemp has taken local law-enforcement agencies by surprise, officials said.


Capital Metro to resume rail service to downtown Austin on Nov. 4, expand service to Leander

MetroRail service in and out of downtown Austin resumes Nov. 4, and Capital Metro is also expanding rail service to Leander.


Voter turnout less than 3% in first week of early voting in Williamson County

Less than 3% of the Williamson County voters turned out to the polls in the first week of early voting ahead of the Nov. 5 elections, according to county data.