10:56 AM Feb 19, 2020 CST

Acupuncture practice coming soon in Dripping Springs area

The acupuncture center will hold a grand opening in April.


Sunset Valley to enter contract with OpenGov budgeting, transparency software

The program will also allow city staff to model budgetary options and will cut time researching information such as city salaries and progress on local projects.


Mayor Pro Tem Bill Foulds slated to take over for longtime Mayor Todd Purcell as Dripping Springs cancels election for uncontested seats

The city of Dripping Springs will not hold a May 2020 election for multiple uncontested seats.



No timeline set on opening of Austin’s first conversion of motel to homeless shelter

Austin City Council approved the purchase of the Rodeway Inn in November. City staff does not expect to close on the property until mid-April.


Austin Council Member Greg Casar 'seriously considering' run for Kirk Watson’s state Senate seat

The 30-year-old Austin City Council member is serving the final year of his first full, four-year term.


Yaghi's New York Pizzeria offering fresh yet affordable options since 1999

There are eight Yaghi's locations in the Austin area.


Scissors & Scotch now trimming at Lantana Place

The men’s haircut and barber shop service opened at Lantana Place on Feb. 14.



Kirk Watson resigns state Senate seat, takes post at University of Houston

The former Austin mayor will become the founding dean at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.


Austin’s eight-year effort to rewrite land code advances to final vote with City Council's second-round approval

A majority of Austin City Council voted in favor of the land development code rewrite, setting the stage for a final vote on a project that has exhausted the community for roughly eight years.


Bake shop and beer garden Easy Tiger to open in South Austin

Easy Tiger will open a third location in the former Red's Porch space in South Austin.


Dripping Springs City Council considers further support for community skate park

Dripping City Council considered a request for the city support fundraising efforts for a community skatepark at a recent meeting.



The first coronavirus case in Texas was just confirmed. Here is what Austinites need to know about the virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in San Antonio this morning, according to a news release from the federal agency.


Ghost Note Brewing has broken ground in Dripping Springs

A long-planned brewery and taproom is expected to open later this year.


Tense land development code debate leaves Austin City Council members concerned over tenor of proceedings

Climate change denial and a sweeping compromise proposal highlighted Austin City Council's debate over long-awaited changes to its land development code.




Travis County group urges bond reforms after settlement in Harris County

Work group members recommended a series of bond reforms at a Feb. 11 Travis County Commissioners Court meeting.


Travis County OKs request to decommission 192 jail beds

Travis County commissioners approved a request from the county sheriff to decommission nearly 200 jail beds.


Travis County announces new intergovernmental relations officer

Travis County commissioners announced Feb. 11 the hiring of Julie Wheeler as intergovernmental relations officer.


Dell Children’s Medical Center to spend more than $300 million over next 3 years to expand Mueller campus

The Dell Children’s Medical Center campus in Mueller is set to break ground on an expansion plan following the announcement of significant investment over the next three years.



Yeti will sponsor Austin FC jerseys; designs to be released later in 2020

The team did not disclose terms of the sponsorship deal, but said it was a "multiyear" arrangement.


Travis County judges issue order to expand pretrial release for misdemeanor defendants

Travis County criminal court judges issued a standing order Feb. 7 to expand the use of personal bonds for misdemeanor defendants. Advocates say the order does not go far enough.


Central Health Equity Policy Council to hone in on improving health care experience for local LGBTQ patients and staff

Central Health Equity Policy Council announced it will work to improve health care experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults.


Circle C Orthodontics celebrates 10 years in Southwest Austin

Circle C Orthodontics is celebrating its 10th anniversary this February.