Austin Independent School District public relations confirmed that within 24 hours after the board of trustees approved to establish an in-district charter school in collaboration with IDEA Public Schools, IDEA CEO Tom Torkelson signed the contract.
Stakeholders and residents have started to host community conversations to discuss the implications of this growth, and whether Austin has the resources to continue to provide the quality of living residents are used to.
When Community Impact Newspaper reported on Austin’s sound ordinance in its February 2011 issue, several stakeholders had indicated that an overhaul of the city’s noise policy was coming sometime soon.
Chef Tyson Cole and Austin entrepreneur Daryl Kunik opened Uchiko in July 2010 as a sequel to their South Austin sushi restaurant, Uchi. Less than two years later, the duo have set their sights on expansion once again.
When it opened in December 2009, Old School was a yellow school bus converted into a traveling barbecue restaurant. The bus still runs, but Old School has now expanded to include two brick-and-mortar restaurants and a music venue.
On the heels of January’s announcement of the Austin Food & Wine Festival that will be held in April, another inaugural festival will be held in downtown Austin over the same weekend—The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.