Southwest Austin - Dripping Springs

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8:50 AM Apr 26, 2022 CDT

Catch these 12 events and activities to do in the Central Austin area in April and May

Here are a few events happening in the Central Austin area in April and May.

Former family home in Driftwood serves as wedding venue to unite couples

The Greenhouse at Driftwood offers multiple ceremony options for weddings.

Council gives Austin Water $1.4M budget boost for staff, tech in response to February treatment breakdown

Officials chose the operational support instead of offering a billing credit to customers affected by the citywide boil-water notice.

Property tax appraisals increase Austin ISD’s recapture payment to $855M

The district prepared for an 8% increase in property values but saw an 18% jump.

Austin entertainment center Epic Fun reopens

The business closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.

Flor Keeps flower shop now open in South Austin

The flowers require little maintenance and feature customizable color schemes and designs.

Austin becomes Bee City, promises to create habitats for its pollinators

The city has already started initiatives to educate the public about the importance of bees by adding bee and bat gardens at the Austin Nature Center.

Iconic Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's celebrates 40 years in Austin

Chuy's has five locations in the area, including one in Arbor Trails in Southwest Austin.

After a pandemic pause, local evictions on the rise as rental market strains remain

Following the end of local and federal eviction protections, the number of filings are ticking back up

Austin City Hall notebook: Council delays guaranteed income pilot, OKs tenant protection and COVID-19 testing for cats

Council's April 21 meeting also saw the postponement of an update to the city's vertical mixed-use development program.

Officials ask Capital Metro to improve healthy food access, awareness in Austin's food deserts

A council resolution passed April 21 aims to address food insecurity in Austin.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.

Ascension Texas announces buyout of Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas

In addition to the nine new locations, an April 20 news release states the acquisition will add 19 doctors and more than 100 staff members to the Ascension roster.

Del Valle community raises roadway concerns after Tesla’s gigafactory opening in southeastern Travis County

Residents say traffic congestion is not a new problem but one exacerbated by recent development in the area.

Lawmakers, industry members tout Austin's growing presence in semiconductor sector

A federal bill aimed at boosting semiconductor research and production could benefit Austin-area companies and universities.

Two South Austin roads to see $120.6M in upgrades to reduce congestion, improve mobility

The projects are being funded as part of the city's 2016 mobility bond and will include new signals, bike lanes and pedestrian improvements.

17 events and activities to do this April and May in the Southwest Austin area

From a crawfish boil and a brunch run to a musical and birthday celebrations, the next month has plenty to do for residents.

Austin on track to double number of 911 calls diverted for mental health response in 2022

The city's mental health option for 911 calls has been selected thousands of times since it became available.

Election Q&A: Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees

Learn more about the four candidates running in the May 7 Dripping Springs ISD school board election.