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“Must-Have” Amenities for Today’s Home Buyers

February 20, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders conducted a study to determine the household features developers expect to most frequently include in new construction homes. This also can be an indication of what homeowners who are remodeling can be expected to want and include. Here are the highlights from a Main Street article on the study:Read More

Lake Austin Spa Resort Offers Cooking School with Celebrity Chefs

January 29, 2015

The Lake Austin Spa Resort announced it will begin offering intimate weeklong cooking programs featuring celebrity chefs, including renowned restaurateurs, cookbook authors, James Beard Award winners, and acclaimed television personalities. For 2015, star chefs include Food & Wine magazine Special Projects Director and author Gail Simmons; “Top Chef” contestant Angelo Sosa; The New York TimesRead More

Economists: Austin’s Growth Will Continue

January 8, 2015

The main message of prominent economist Angelos Angelou’s 2015-2016 Austin Economic Forecast: Austin’s growth will continue in 2015. In the 30th annual forecast for the Austin area, Angelou Economics reported that Austin’s long term concerns for the future are water, affordability, and traffic. People Sixty-six thousand people moved to Austin in 2014, a 3.5 percentRead More

Start Your New Year with a Texas State Park Hike

December 22, 2014

Get started on your New Year’s resolution to adopt a healthier lifestyle by heading outdoors to hit the trails January 1, 2015 at one of dozens of Texas state parks hosting “First Day Hikes.” Jan. 1 marks the fourth consecutive year Texas state parks are participating in the First Day Hikes initiative, which is partRead More

Starting January 1, 2015: No Handheld Cell Phone While Driving in Austin

December 16, 2014

Starting with the New Year, Austin will become a hands-free city, with the implementation of a new ordinance that disallows handheld cell phone and portable electronic usage while driving a motor vehicle or while riding a bicycle. The Austin City Council adopted the ordinance, adding to previous restrictions that forbade texting while driving or whileRead More

Holiday Film Series at the Paramount Theatre

November 25, 2014

Ring in the season with classic holiday films on the big screen throughout the month of December at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. With classics such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol,” all the way to modern movies such as “Elf,” there are movies for everyone to celebrate the season. AllRead More

Time for an Austin Holiday

November 13, 2014

Celebrate hometown holidays with the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s deals, events, and packages for enjoying the holiday spirit, Austin-style. The Austin CVB has compiled dozens of ways Austinites can immerse themselves in the spirit of the season, while learning even more about the town we love. Specials include boat rental deals from Austin SailboatRead More

Texas Breaks Jobs Record

October 19, 2014

The State of Texas set a new record for job creation, with the addition of 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission. This brought the total number of jobs added by employers over a 12-month period to 413,700, the largest gain ever recorded in the Lone Star State. Additionally,Read More

330-year-old Texas Shipwreck at the Bullock Museum

October 13, 2014

Ready to see history in action? A ship that landed along the Texas coast nearly 330 years ago will be reassembled in the galleries of the Bullock Texas State History Museum beginning October 25, 2014. One of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle’s ships, the La Belle is “arguably the most important shipwreckRead More

2014 Top 25 Private Schools in Austin

September 16, 2014

The Austin Business Journal has released its annual list of the top 25 private schools in Austin, Texas. The rankings from the 2014 Book of Lists are based on the 2012-2013 school year. The top-ranked school is Regents School of Austin. Regents is a Classical Christian school in Travis Country in southwest Austin. Approximately 1,000Read More