Big Blue Eye
Austin Chronicle's annual music poll
Starting Wednesday, December 31st you can vote on Best of the Best in Austin's music scene.
Austin Independent School District Transfers
The Austin Independent School District has already frozen transfers for several area schools.
The Blue Star Mothers of America are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.
Smiles from 7,000 Miles/Children of War
"In honor of these children thousands of miles away, the money we are trying to raise will go directly to Children of War so that they can continue to change the lives of even more innocent children. The more money that is raised, the more kids can be helped. In addition, we are raising funds to help Abdul when he returns back to Afghanistan. Visit the rest of the site for more information on Abdul and Children of War."
Austin Animal Center's Holiday Schedule
Holiday special on adoption pets.
Pease Elementary Crowdfunding Campaign
Funds are needed for Pease Elementary School, the oldest operating public school in Texas, to build an innovative and sustainable outdoor science lab for its kindergarten through 6th-grade students called Pease Adventures in Wildlife Sciences (PAWS) project.
Prepare and file your case online.
Make Matt's Wish For A New Kidney Come True
Six year old Matthew Parker needs a new kidney. He underwent a kidney transplant at just three months old. Then three years later his body rejected it. Now he undergoes dialysis three times a week in San Antonio. When asked what he wanted for Christmas he said a new kidney.
Free Smoke Detectors from the Austin Fire Dept.
If you need one, the Austin Fire Department can provide free smoke detectors for your home.
Warrior Scholar Project
Boot camp for soldiers who want an Ivy League education.
Diamond Fest at Round Rock's Dell Diamond
Ends Sunday, November 9.
Capital Metro's 2015 fare hikes
Fare hike take effect in January.
Capital Metro's proposed FY2015 budget
Proposed budget in .pdf form.
City of Austin Bond Election Information
A .pdf containing information about the City of Austin's 2014 bond election.
VIDEO: Round Rock's AMAZING Value!
City of Round Rock's budget explainer video, featuring Ron Pitchman.
Helping a Hero
Empowering Wounded Heroes, One Home at a Time.
City Of Austin Releases 2014 SXSW Post Event Evaluation Report
City of Austin staff has completed its evaluation of all events taking place during the 2014 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW).
AISD Superintendent Search
Help Austin ISD find a new superintendent by taking the survey.
Town Lake Metropolitan Park public meeting
Austin Parks Foundation & Tur Partners
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the Palmer Events Center
A public visioning session for Auditorium Shores and Butler Park along Lady Bird Lake.
Central Texas Blood Center
They are in need of type O blood donations.
Thief Steals Wedding Gifts While Couple Celebrates
Link to the couple's Facebook page asking for help: http://on.fb.me/1n2FJ6C
PolitiFact scrutinizes Sen. Ted Cruz
PolitiFact scrutinizes Sen. Ted Cruz's claim that President Obama broke a decades-old policy of "not negotiating with terrorists."
Lifeguarding in Austin
"Welcome to the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department's Aquatic Division. Employing over 600 guards each year and operating 50 aquatic facilities throughout Austin, the Aquatic Division is extremely passionate about the safety of its staff and pools. Lifeguarding is a professionally rewarding experience, so discover how you can become the best guard and where the closest pool is to your home."
The Lizzie Project
A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.
Know Before You Go, Get Home Safe
The Austin Transportation Department is encouraging Austinites and visitors to know how they are going to get home before they leave the house for a fun night on the town, so they can get home safe.
Drowning is fast and silent. Keep kids in arm's reach.
Infant Swim Austin
(Children Swim Lessons) Baby swim, Toddler swim and kids swim lessons starting from 6 months to 6 years of age.
Zandan Poll: Voices of the Austin Community
A snapshot of public opinion in the Austin area.
Map of real-time water data from the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Austin Monitor's "The Hall Monitor"
Nonprofit news outlet The Austin Monitor is keeping tabs on every candidate in Austin's upcoming 10-1 election.
CodeNEXT Land Development Code Diagnosis
New report analyzing problems facing Austin's land development code.
Bounce House Dangers Helpful Information
To make sure a bounce house is safe look them up on the Texas Department of insurance.
Info For Chuy's Hot To Trot 5K & Kid K
Benefiting Special Olympics Texas
The 100 Club
The 100 Club helps families of injured or fallen first responders.
Austin ISD Superintendent Search
Get updates on the AISD Board's efforts to find and hire a new superintendent, and, get involved in the process.
Texas Debt At A Glance
The Texas Comptroller's website has a new feature that lets you look up how much your community is in debt.
Ballad Of The Baker
Preview of the documentary being made about the restoration of the historic Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells.
Texas Left Me Out
This Texas group says thousands of people are working but unable to get reasonable health insurance because of choices the state has made.
LCRA wants to hear from you as they craft their next water rate increase
Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about the process leading to the rate hikes at this link: http://lcra.org/water/supply/Waterrates.html.
Process under way to name Austin BMX/skate park
More information on how you can help Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. rename the downtown BMX/skate park.
Texas Public Policy Foundation
More info on the Texas Public Policy Foundation's annual policy orientation conference, featuring several conservative stars.
Resources for the "Sandwich Generation"
Two of the most concerning issues for aging Americans are their health management and living arrangements.
2012 City of Austin Traffic Fatality Report
Austin experienced 78 traffic fatalities in 2012 -- a 42 percent increase from 2011.
Austin Trail of Lights
Trail of Lights information
Hospice Austin can help guide you through the complicated and sometimes overwhelming grieving process.
Unclaimed property search information
One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds.
The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees' statement on Dr. Meria Carstarphen's annual review.
The Trustees of the Austin Independent School District have completed the annual performance evaluation of our Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, for the 2012-2013 school year.
Project Connect Community Conversation Nov. 26
The Community Conversation is one of the last opportunities the public has to give input before the Central Corridor Advisory Group makes a recommendation about which of 10 sub-corridors should move forward into Phase 2 of the Central Corridor Study to select a mode of transportation and alignment/route.
Link to more information about the proposed final map by the 10-1 Austin redistricting group plus an interactive version of the map.
Onion Creek Flood Buyout Information
The City of Austin has activated the process to buy out 115 homes heavily damaged by the recent floods.
Bergstrom Expressway Information
The proposed Bergstrom Expressway is the combined effort of multiple government agencies to develop a reasonable and feasible approach to improve mobility in the US 183 South corridor from US 290 to SH 71.
Link to ranch that has taken in horses affected by the floods.
How to help flood victims
--Donate to the Red Cross of Central Texas online. Since the floods began early Thursday morning, the Red Cross has served more than 10,000 meals and snacks, provided more than 300 health service checks, and registered more than 500 individuals at the Flood Assistance Center.
--Volunteer for the Red Cross of Central Texas
--Donate to the Salvation Army of Austin. It has deployed its food truck to provide meals to flood victims and first responders and providing other flood relief in coordination with area emergency management.
--Donate to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. To volunteer, call 512-331-2200. It has given more than $21,000 to flood victims.
--Drop-off food donations is Oak Meadows Baptist Church, 6905 S. I-35. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.