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Squishy Banana Studios expands services to Dripping Springs schools

Squishy Banana Studios will offer film classes to elementary schoolers in Dripping Springs.


The population of Dripping Springs has grown by over 80% since 2013

Dripping Springs' population, home values and rents have increased greatly since 2013.


Precision Camera and Video opens new South Austin pop-up

Precision Camera and Video will open a new Austin location south of the river.



B Pilates celebrates first anniversary in South Austin

B Pilates will host an event Jan. 25 celebrating its first year of business.


Black Rock Coffee Bar to open at Lantana Place on Jan. 10

Black Rock Coffee Bar will host a grand opening celebration Jan. 10 in Lantana Place.


TOP 10: These were the most read stories of 2019 on communityimpact.com

1. Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory


Rates increase Jan. 1 on Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority toll roads

Toll rates will increase Jan. 1 on several toll facilities in Central Texas.



Sunset Valley aims for new branding and increased economic development in 2020

The city of Sunset Valley—with a small population and a large retail center located within the city of Austin—is in the process of transitioning from its current marketing firm to develop a more robust brand and image for the city.


2019 Southwest Austin Private School Guide

A noncomprehensive list of private schools around the Southwest Austin area.


To do list: Events taking place around Southwest Austin in late December and January 2020

Check out these local events in the Southwest Austin area through January 2020.


Neighborhood Note: Sunset Valley to thank Katy Phillips at Jan. 2 event

Sunset Valley will host a farewell party for longtime Public Works Director Katy Phillips on Jan. 2.



Oak Hill restaurant Shore Raw Bar & Grill aims to mix seafood, art and music

Shore Raw Bar & Grill offers regional coastal cuisine, with influences from Louisiana, Mexico and Texas.


Neighborhood note: Section of Rob Shelton to close temporarily due to Founders Park construction in Dripping Springs

The north most section of Rob Shelton Blvd. will be closed temporarily due to Founders Park construction in Dripping Springs beginning after Christmas.


7 Ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the South Austin area

Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 at these Austin area events.


South Austin-based Accomplice marries digital and physical design

Accomplice is already working on a project for next year’s SXSW and recently designed an elaborate showpiece for Barkitecture Austin.



Wedding economy continues to boom in Southwest Austin area

A growing destination for urban dwellers in Austin and beyond, the Southwest Austin area is cornering an angle of the tourism market: weddings.


FIRST LOOK: Baylor Scott & White prepares for January opening of new Austin-Oak Hill Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White will open its first full-service Austin medical center in January.


Dripping Springs nonprofit that helps foster families is expanding into North Austin

The Dripping Springs-based nonprofit Foster Village will open a resource center in North Austin in late January.


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport continues expansion, hopes to keep pace with growing population

The 2040 Master Plan is in its early stages after approval in 2018



Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Todd Washburn appointed to Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board

Dripping Springs City Council has appointed a new member to the board that oversees the city's Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.


See how housing costs, commute times and marital status stack up in Texas’ 4 largest cities

New data released Dec. 19 provides a way to compare demographics and statistics across Texas.


Update: Austin ISD Jan. 27 board meeting to be held at performing arts center

Austin ISD board meetings will be held at the district's new headquarters in South Austin beginning in January 2020.


Neighborhood note: Bowie High School marching band ranked 19th in the nation

The Bowie High School marching band ranked 19th at the 2019 national Bands of America competition.