9:26 AM Oct 11, 2019 CDT

Canadian fashion design house Aritzia opening first Austin boutique

Fashion design house and boutique Aritzia will open its first Austin location by the end of 2019 in The …


Check out these 12 fall and Halloween events in and around Northwest Austin

Now that the weather has finally cooled, Austin residents can enjoy these fall and Halloween-related …


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands Austin reinstate its ban on public camping

In a second letter in as many weeks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demanded Austin reinstate its ban on public camping as a means to address the city’s growing homelessness challenge.



Austin’s long-awaited homelessness strategy officer leaves position after one month

Citing “family obligations,” Lori Pampilo Harris, the city’s long-sought-after homelessness strategy officer, will vacate the position after only one month on the job, according to city officials.


TxDOT seeks feedback on adding new lanes to I-35 at October open houses

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to invest $700 million to add one to two lanes in each direction on I-35 in Central Texas.


Austin-based prepared meals company now selling its healthy options at Whole Foods Market

In September, Snap Kitchen announced it has expanded to sell its prepared meals and beverages at Whole Foods Market.


Early looks at newly proposed land-use code highlight its limited role in Austin’s affordable housing goals

The most recent draft of the proposed overhaul of Austin’s land development code—the rules governing what can be built in the city and where—shows revisions that boost the city’s income-restricted housing capacity from 1,500 to 8,841.



Dream Bakery closes Anderson Mill shop in Northwest Austin

Dream Bakery closed its location at 9422 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. B, Austin, in September because of ongoing …


Annual report shows SXSW had $355.9 million economic impact to Austin in 2019

The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals increased its impact on the Austin economy in 2019 by 1.45% over the previous year, according to a report released Oct. 8.


ACC to hold community meetings to discuss future of Pinnacle campus

The Austin Community College district will host two community conversations in Southwest Austin to hear from the public about ACC’s Pinnacle campus.


Travis County commissioners appoint Dimple Malhotra to preside over family violence court

Travis County commissioners voted 4-0 to appoint Dimple Malhotra to preside over the county’s family violence court at an Oct. 8 meeting. Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion abstained.



Travis County commissioners consider raising fees for public improvement districts

Travis County staff recommended a series of revisions to the local Public Improvement District, or PID, policy at an Oct. 8 Commissioners Court meeting.


Travis County extends burn ban through Nov. 6

Travis County commissioners voted unanimously to extend a burn ban through Nov. 6 at a meeting Oct. 8.


R3 Cryo Spa moving from Northwest Austin to Cedar Park

A cryotherapy business has a new name—and will soon have a new location in Cedar Park.


City of Austin releases first draft of new land development code and revised zoning maps

After years of development, the city of Austin released its latest draft of a new land development code, including revised zoning maps, at a press conference Oct. 4.




Round Rock ISD to draft up new safety and security contract proposal for Williamson County, discuss at next board meeting

Safety and security remains an essential priority for Round Rock ISD, its board of trustees said as members discussed the future of the district's school resource officers' contract at an Oct. 3 safety and security workshop.


Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conduct 'walk through' of River Place nature trail

The next step has been set in the pursuit of an agreement between a state agency and a local limited district charging a trail-use fee that has been officially deemed "not reasonable."


Here’s what you need to know to get around ACL this weekend

The first weekend of the Austin City Limits music festival will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 when British rockers The Amazons, locals Asleep at the Wheel and the choir from Barton Hills Elementary School all take the stage to kick off the weekend.



Northwest Austin ‘Mex-Tex’ restaurant buoyed by loyal, local fan base, owners say

When Monitos Mexican Grill & Cantina owners David and Velinda Hertwig bought the former Molcas Mexican Restaurant, they said they knew the recipes would not have to be completely revamped. After all, Velinda said, Molcas had enjoyed a decade of success.


3 Kings Barber Shop moves to Lakeline Mall

On Sept. 24, 3 Kings Barber Shop relocated from Anderson Mill Road to Lakeline Mall. The full-service barbershop caters to all ages and demographics and specializes in the latest styles, according to owner Jacob Ferguson.


Austin mayor, City Council members respond to governor’s threat of state intervention over homelessness crisis

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he sees Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s letter, threatening state intervention if the city fails to improve its homelessness situation by November, as a welcomed opportunity for a city-state partnership to address a problem that desperately needs attention.


State, local officials say $305 million 'cutting-edge' Austin State Hospital will be leading mental health care facility nationwide

Three years after an independent audit found Texas’ psychiatric hospitals in need of major renovations or replacements, renovation efforts are underway to make Austin State Hospital the envy of mental health facilities across the country.