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Dripping Springs officials say proposed roads will not cut through properties

The conceptual transportation plan, approved Oct. 19, identifies locations for new roads that would connect congested roadways in the city.


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4 wellness businesses that are now open, coming soon or being renovated in Southwest Austin

A new yoga studio and a martial arts studio are among businesses opening and remodeling in the area.


Austin Public Health ramps up COVID-19 booster shot offerings, prepares for pediatric vaccines

High-risk individuals who received Pfizer are Moderna doses six months ago or more are now eligible for boosters—as are most recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.


New pedestrian crossing signal coming to William Cannon Drive and McCarty Lane intersection

Construction work on the 2016 Mobility Bond project will largely occur Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Officials share outlook of 3-year plan to house 3,000 homeless people in Austin

Although the path to build more than 1,000 new spaces for those without shelter will take time, officials believe the goals are achievable.


Austin police cadet academy review notes positive strides but says instructors lack buy-in to 'reimagined' concept

Reforms at the Austin Police Department academy are mixed so far, while the department and outside evaluators agree on several potential improvements going forward.



12 events to fall for in Austin this October & November

From voting on Election Day to enjoying food and drinks, here is a roundup of area activities happening this fall.


3 years in, Austin is falling behind on goals in affordable housing plan

From 2018-20, the city only reached 12% of its 10-year goal to build thousands of new homes and rental units.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.


Project Connect plans to explore above-, below-ground options for East Riverside/Pleasant Valley Transit Center

After hosting a community design workshop, the group overseeing Project Connect designs is moving forward with options for both an underground and above-ground station at the intersection.



Nonprofit's tool says TxDOT I-35 expansion proposals would have profound environmental consequences

The tool says that the proposal would create between 255 and 382 million additional vehicle miles traveled per year.



Travis County hears update on process to reassess master plan for aging correctional facilities

The process comes after county commissioners opted to pause all activities of the master plan over the summer.


Housing market shows signs of stabilizing, but median prices in Southwest Austin area remain high

Hays County is growing fast and selling houses for more and more money, though the number of sales is down year over year, data show.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.


Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo ready to open gates Oct. 21 after coronavirus delay

After the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo was postponed in 2020, county and fair officials said they are excited to kick off the agricultural celebration.


As Austin's rezoning of UT lands continues, time could be running out for Muny course preservation

The historic golf course's future remains unclear amid a city zoning process that could ease the land's redevelopment.


Austin's arts community could be in line for millions more in relief dollars this year

Additional relief for artists may be available in the coming months, while a broader review of the city's cultural funding opportunities continues.



Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde talks learning loss, enrollment in annual State of the District comments

Elizalde touched on lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic in a discussion that aired Oct. 19.


4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Barton Springs Pool reopens and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.


More than 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater proposed for Southwest Austin

The amphitheater would rival the Hollywood Bowl in size.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.



Barton Springs Pool reopens after flooding

The pool originally closed due to flooding Oct. 14.


Austin ISD reveals new cybersecurity learning center

The new STEM center will help students graduate with associate degrees in cybersecurity, Austin ISD officials said.