As reported last week by Elizabeth Pagano of the Austin Monitor, last Thursday, Mayor Lee Leffingwell honored DAA Executive Director Charlie Betts with a Distinguished Service Award.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce will host their 2014 Economic Outlook: Time for a Revolution? Austin's Innovation Economy on Thursday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
As reported last week by Jan Buchholz of the Austin Business Journal, the Frost Bank Tower, along with two other downtown Austin office buildings, are now owned in full by the California State Teachers Retirement System.
On Thursday, November 27, Capital Metro will operate its Sunday bus schedule in observance of Thanksgiving Day. There will be no MetroRail, UT Shuttle, Night Owl, or E-Bus service on Thanksgiving Day.
Capital Metro fares will change beginning Jan. 11, 2015 as part of the second phase of a fare change policy approved by the agency's board of directors in Sept. 2013.
CodeNEXT, the revision of Austin’s Land Development Code, is a tool for implementation of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. Last week the Austin City Council adopted a hybrid approach for the rewrite.
Last week, the Austin City Council approved an interim ordinance regarding overnight concrete pours in downtown and initiated a 60-day stakeholder process to create a permanent solution. Currently, CBD zoned properties can apply for a permit to pour concrete from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. But on November 27, 2010 we saw the creation of the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the country.
Those who commute to downtown from Williamson County on I-35 may be interested in two open house meetings TxDOT will host on November 18 and November 20 for the Interstate 35 Williamson County Feasibility Study.
The City of Austin Transportation and Public Works Departments invite you to a drop-in open house Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in order to learn more about and provide input on the Pressler Street Extension Project. Pressler Street intersects West 5th Street just east of MoPac Boulevard.
As reported here last week, the Austin City Council recently passed an ordinance change on first reading only that would place a 2:00 a.m. curfew on late-night concrete installation.
Austin B-Cycle and Big Medium are teaming up to provide an exclusive, up-close and personal experience with a select group of local E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour) artists.
Central Health invites you to participate in a community workshop to learn about plans for the transformation of health care delivery through the integrated delivery system and to gather public input about the planning process for the redevelopment of Central Health’s downtown campus.
The City of Austin's Music & Entertainment Division of the Economic Development Department launched the first-ever ATXMusic Census and Needs Assessment Survey, a comprehensive economic development study of Austin’s music industry and its workers. The survey is now live and available for res
In preparation for the Austin City Council and Mayor runoff election, the League of Women Voters Austin Area will be hosting candidate forums on Friday, November 21 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. The forums will be held in City Council Chambers and will be open to the public.
Last Thursday, the Austin City Council authorized the use of C-weighting for amplified sound permits. State law and City ordinance already had provisions for limiting A-weighted sound, which measures normal frequencies. But now C-weighting, which measures bass sound, may be used as well.
KLRU, Leadership Austin, The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and KUT 90.5 invite you to Civic Summit: Candidate Runoff Conversations.
Mark Saturday, December 6 on your calendar and plan to start the holidays off right in downtown Austin at the annual Holiday Sing Along and Downtown Stroll! All events are free and open to the public.
Join the Waller Creek Conservancy on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5 p.m.
The Preservation Austin 2014 Merit Awards Celebration will be held Friday, November 21 at the Driskill Hotel from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 pm.
As reported by Chad Swiatecki of the Austin Business Journal, officials with Central Health will hold a forum on Nov. 18 to discuss the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus downtown.
TxDOT, in partnership with the City of Austin and CAMPO, will host three open house-style public meetings as part of the Mobility35 Program.
On Thursday, November 6, the Austin City Council adopted the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan.
The City of Austin will conduct a stakeholder meeting this week for a discussion on changes to the ordinance regulating sound from construction activities downtown.
Travis County and the City of Austin will be hosting the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Austin on Tuesday, November 11. The event kicks-off at 9:30 a.m. at the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and continues up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.
With road maintenance liabilities overwhelming federal, state and local budgets, America needs a more strategic approach to transportation.
On Monday, November 3, Downtown Austin Community Court celebrated its 15-year anniversary. Community Court began operations in 1999 in an effort to address the needs of habitual Class-C misdemeanor offenders through treatment and services.
The Waller Creek Conservancy is bringing Creek Show: Light Night to downtown Austin on Thursday, November 13, 2014. From 5 p.m. until midnight experience Austin’s dynamic Waller Creek between 5th St. and 9th St. as it transforms into a walkable community space!
Following a months-long, nationwide search for a new executive director, Preservation Austin announced last week that they have hired Kate Singleton to fill the position.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Shoal Creek Conservancy, and the Austin Parks Foundation invite you and your community organization to two upcoming events on Duncan Park (located on Shoal Creek between 9th and 10th streets).
The City of Austin has announced an opportunity for the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the Seaholm Intake Facility as a public community recreation and leisure destination. The facility consists of three buildings on a 3.4 acre parcel located on Lady Bird Lake.