7:15 AM Apr 9, 2021 CDT

Slaughter Lane extension being designed for Easton Park in Southeast Austin

The transportation project could break ground in 2022.


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Dripping Springs ISD names Holly Morris-Kuentz lone finalist for superintendent

Morris-Kuentz currently serves as deputy superintendent for Lake Travis ISD.


After Austin Public Health appointments go unfilled, officials call for new distribution model

On April 12, APH filled 3,400 out of 14,000 available COVID-19 vaccine appointments in a registration window.



Austin extends COVID-19 health rules through May 18, updates guidance for vaccinated residents

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents.


State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Dripping Springs ISD approves new attendance zones for 2021-22 year

The new zones accommodate the addition of Cypress Springs Elementary School, which joins the district this fall.


National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.



New dog park, cafe on the way; Jersey Mike’s adds local location and more South Austin business news

A new pet shop has opened in South Austin, and a dog park is also on the way later this month.


Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.


Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

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


Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.



Q&A: Sherrie Parks facing incumbent Travis Crow for place on Dripping Springs City Council

Sherrie Parks and Travis Crow will appear on the May Dripping Springs ballot.


Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.


Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.


After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.



Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin

Vacancy Brewing is located across the street from The Yard development in the St. Elmo neighborhood.


Q&A: Dripping Springs Mayor Pro Tem Taline Manassian looks ahead at next term on City Council

Mayor Pro Tem Taline Manassian is running unopposed for Dripping Springs City Council Place 1 in May.


Q&A: Two challengers squaring off for Dripping Springs City Council Place 3 seat

Learn about the two candidates running in the Dripping Springs City Council election for Place 3.


Pustka Family Barbeque serving Hutto area; Indian restaurant coming to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

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



Amid the struggle to get vaccinated, these Austin moms have helped over 3,900 people get appointments

The women volunteer their time searching for hard-to-find time slots that often become available in the middle of the night.


Austin Public Library to begin resuming in-person services May 10

Austin Public Library will begin reopening branches to the public in May after operating with only digital and curbside pickup services since June 2020.


As time runs short to weigh in on a $4.9B I-35 project, Austin community members say they hope TxDOT is listening

The official comment period for community members to share their thoughts on the highway closes April 9.


Toxic blue-green algae found in Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake

The presence of toxic blue-green aglae or cyanobacteria has been confirmed in Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake, according to an April 6 news release from the Austin Watershed Protection Department.



New weekly farmers market approved for Sunday operations in South Austin

Sunset Valley City Council on April 6 approved a special-use permit that will allow the market to open each Sunday.


TEA Student Assessment Division calls STAAR Online Testing Platform connectivity issues 'completely unacceptable'

According to the release, three STAAR tests were affected by the connectivity issues including fourth grade writing, seventh grade writing and English I.