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aCs Nonprots, bonds, grants and developer fees have paid for 548 acres of parkland in Austin since 2017, such as a 2018 bond which included $45 million for land acquisition. Adding

Austin’s park space increases Builders say new fees could hurt development BY MAGGIE QUINLAN Over the last ve years, Austin has added hundreds of acres of parkland to serve its rapidly growing population after more than a decade of falling behind. Between 1995 and 2017, as Austin’s population climbed from just over 500,000 people to just under 1 million, the ratio of acres per 1,000 residents dropped from 27 to 18, according to city data. Over the last four years, however, the city has maintained that ratio of 18 acres per 1,000 people by acquiring enough land

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On Nov. 2, Jill Haimes explored the newly opened Waterloo Park in Downtown Austin with her goldendoodle. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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meantwehada built-inaudience from the start,” Zane Hunt said. He said the pair made $200 their rst night, and they knew at thatmoment theywould succeed. They currently have three brick-and-mortar locations in Austin and three food trucks, including one in Utah. The brothers are planning up to eight more locations in Texas and throughout the U.S. For the Hunts, food trucks

Zane Hunt and his brother, Brandon, started Detroit-style pizzeria Via 313 in a food truck in front of the Violet Crown Social Club 10 years ago. The pair served pizzas until 2 a.m. every day from a hot, black spray-painted trailer that featured a handwritten menu and an oven that could make eight pies every 12 minutes. “For us being at a busy bar

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Via 313’s rst food truck in 2010 was a springboard to its now eight brick-and-mortars. (Courtesy Via 313)

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ANNIVERSARIES 9 Waterloo Ice House celebrated 45 years in business Nov. 11. Throughout November and December, the American restaurant will observe its milestone anniversary with a “throwback” menu featuring dishes from Waterloo’s original 1976 menu. Waterloo Ice House has four locations throughout Austin, including one at 8600 Burnet Road and another at 6203 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. www.waterlooicehouse.com RENOVATIONS 10 The Austin Child Guidance Center unveiled its newly renovated facilities at 810 W. 45th St., Austin, on Oct. 15. The center, which provides mental health services to Central Texas children and families, was renovated with the support of a Lowe’s 100 Hometowns grant after incurring major damages during Winter Storm Uri in February. Updates to the center include storm damage repairs, additional therapy space and upgraded bathrooms to accommodate gender- nonconforming clients. 512-451-9204. www.austinchildguidance.org CLOSINGS 11 Dry Creek Cafe & Boat Dock closed Oct. 31 after 68 years in business at 4812 Mount Bonnell Road, Austin. The cash-only bar was known for its menu of canned beer and seltzer. The owners announced the property had been sold to a buyer who intends to use it as part of a day camp for orphaned children. www.facebook.com/drycreekcafe

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6 The grand opening for Travis Flats Apartments was held Nov. 10 at 5310 Helen St., Austin. The mixed- use, mixed-income development was developed by the Travis County Housing Finance Corp. and DMA Development Co. on 3 acres of county-owned property. It includes 122 units with rents aordable for people making 60% or less of the area median income and 24 market- rate units. The project also includes commercial space which opened earlier this year and houses several county oces. www.dmatravisats.com 7 5280 Burger & Tap House opened Oct. 28 in the Northwest Hills area at 7032 Wood Hollow Drive, Austin. The Denver-based restaurant serves burgers, chicken sandwiches and hand-cut fries as well as “lighter fare,” including soups and salads. It also features a frozen custard and milkshake menu, including boozy milkshakes called Shaketinis. 5280 Burger & Tap House is owned in part by Clay McPhail, the former owner of El Arroyo, a downtown Austin Tex-Mex spot. 512-580-6016. www.5280burgerbar.com COMING SOON 8 Fajita Pete’s plans to open its rst Austin location at 5523A Balcones Drive in mid-December, according to owner Mike Blalock. The Houston-based restaurant specializes in “fresh o the grill” fajitas for pickup, and delivery, and oers catering of family-style meals. It also serves to-go margaritas, appetizers and other Tex-Mex entrees, such as burritos and chicken autas. www.fajitapetes.com/stores/mopac

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NORTH CENTRAL NOWOPEN 1 Body Collective , a new wellness studio, opened at 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C111, Austin, on Nov. 8. The studio oers yoga and dance classes as well as massage therapy and acupuncture. Co-founder Lindsey Morrison said Body Collective’s mission is to create a “trauma-conscious wellness environment” that is inclusive of all body types, races, sexual orientations, gender expressions and ages. 737-268-3609. www.austinbodycollective.com 2 Boston National Title opened a new oce at 7000 N. MoPac, Ste. 100, Austin, on Sept. 1. The company oers nancial services, including renances; reverse, default and commercial deals; private wealth management; and more. It has locations in several states, including North Carolina and California. 800-940-7005. www.bostonnationaltitle.com 3 Celis Brewery opened CTX Beer Garden in October. The new beer garden and taproom is open adjacent to the

existing brewery, which is located at 10001 Metric Blvd., Austin. CTX Beer Garden is 12,000 square feet and oers outdoor seating, food trucks, a stage for live music and an indoor taproom with more than 20 draught options. The brewery expects to hold Austin FC viewing parties as well as beer tastings. 512-524-2377. www.celisbrewery.com 4 Dream Bakery opened a ghost kitchen location inside of the Prep ATX commercial kitchen space at 1300 E. Anderson Lane, Bldg. D, Austin, in October. The pickup- and delivery- only location is a dedicated gluten-free kitchen serving up pastries, desserts and savory baked goods. Their main bakery is on Wells Branch Parkway. 512-219-1235. www.dreambakery.com 5 Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Bar opened its newest Austin location in October. The restaurant, located at 9070 Research Blvd., Ste. 305, Austin, serves classic Gulf seafood fare with a menu featuring fried seafood baskets, po’boys, seafood boils and a raw bar. 737-300-1029. www.hookreel.com

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IN THE NEWS Scoobi , a Pittsburgh-based on-demand mobility service, began renting mopeds in Austin on Nov. 2. The company stationed 200 fully electric, street-legal mopeds throughout downtown. The city of Austin will allow these vehicles, which cannot use bike lanes, to park in metered spots for free. Riders can use the Scoobi app to locate a vehicle, or they can scan a QR code on the side of the vehicle. The company provides helmets, which will be sanitized by technicians throughout the day. www.scoobi.co CLOSINGS 7 The Randalls on 35th Street closed Nov. 6 after its lease for the location expired. The grocery store was located at 1500 W. 35th St., Austin. It is the second Randalls to close in recent months. The South Austin store at 6600 S. MoPac closed over the summer. There are seven other Randalls in Austin. www.randalls.com

Weiss, a former New York Times opinion columnist, announced the creation of the University of Austin . It is seeking land downtown but has an office at 2112 Rio Grande St., Austin, according to the website. It is not currently offering degrees and is seeking accreditation through the state. It is set to begin classes in 2022 and in undergraduate programs in 2024. www.uaustin.org RENOVATIONS 6 The Austin Fire Station No. 1 at 401 E. Fifth St., Austin, is being renovated. The work on the 1938 structure includes updates to the garage and an addition of a second story add-on. The dormitory will be converted into individual sleeping rooms, and there will be new kitchens, day rooms and offices. New stairs and a terrace will be added. The work also includes the installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. The work is set to be completed in 2023. 512-974-0130. www.austintexas.gov/department/fire

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DOWNTOWN/ WEST CAMPUS NOWOPEN 1 Juice bar Raw Republic opened in August. The store sells cold- pressed juices, smoothies, coffee and supplements. The juices are made in Austin. Items can be picked up in store at 724 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, or delivered weekly. www.rawrepublicjuice.com 2 The Hen House Basement bar opened Oct. 14 at 117 W. Fourth St., Ste. 101A, Austin, has a menu of ten original drinks, including the Elena—a combination of Irish whiskey, peach, lemon, honey, Tabasco and citrus soda—and the Delia— cucumber vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime and simple syrup. 512-402-5518. www.henhouseaustin.com

COMING SOON 3 Coffee roaster La Colombe will open its first Texas location at the Whole Foods Market flagship store in December. The cafe, opening at 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, will offer a full menu of espresso drinks, including cold brew, draft lattes and oat milk draft lattes on tap. It will also sell baked goods from Austin-based Swedish Hill. www.lacolombe.com 4 Pearlstone Partners and ATCO Properties & Management revealed plans Oct. 29 to build a high-rise condominium at 84 Rainey St., Austin. Vesper will be 41 stories with 284 units averaging just over 900 square feet per unit. Condos will start in the $500,000s. Construction is set to begin in January. www.vesperatx.com 5 A group of founders, including Bari

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location in Bee Cave. 512-243-5138. www.labelsociety.com COMING SOON 4 Surf and skate shop Electric Surf Co. plans to hold its grand opening in early December at 2300 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. The store will specialize in electrically powered boards, such as Onewheels, eskates, eFoils and electric paddleboards. Rentals and board servicing will also be offered. 512-501-3688. www.electricsurf.com 5 Austin Habitat for Humanity broke ground Nov. 9 for a new facility to house construction operations and retail processing for its three local ReStores, which sell discounted items for home improvement and gently used furniture, appliances and building materials. Located at 3300 S. US 183, Austin, the almost 20,000-square-foot warehouse is scheduled for completion in July. www.austinhabitat.org 6 East Austin restaurant Lou’s will open a second location in the former location of Ski Shores Cafe, 1608 Barton

Springs Road, Austin, in 2022. Lou’s serves burgers, fries, rotisserie meats and veggies, cocktails and more. McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality confirmed the news Nov. 9 after assuming ownership of both Ski Shores Cafe locations, which are temporarily closed. MML said the Lake Austin location near Emma Long Metropolitan Park will also reopen in 2022. www.lousaustin.com ANNIVERSARIES 7 Austin-based smoothie and wellness company JuiceLand announced Nov. 9 it will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with the hiring of a new president and an expanded menu. Mark Jacob, former general manager and Wheatsville Food Co-op CEO, will serve as president, and founder and CEO Matt Shook will remain on staff. New menu items include a Blue Chip Smoothie and more agua fresca flavors. JuiceLand has numerous locations in and around Austin, including its original shop at 1625 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.juiceland.com 8 Local nonprofit Partners for

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1 Cafe Monet Art Studio launched its new Members Studio next to the original location on Oct. 2. The new facility at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 580, Austin, features a reservation-based studio space open to community members. The monthly fee includes clay and tools. 512-892-3200. www.cafemonet.org 2 San Antonio-based restaurant Delicious Tamales opened its first Austin location Nov. 18 at 1931 E. Oltorf St., Austin. Owned by mother-daughter duo Valerie Gonzalez and Herlinda Lopez, the restaurant is open for advance orders and takeout service. Delicious Tamales offers hot or cold tamales, including pork, bean, cheese, chicken and vegetarian options. www.delicioustamales.com 3 Luxury handbag and accessory retailer Label Society opened Oct. 17 at its lower-level Barton Creek Square Mall location at 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. Customers can buy and sell designer purses. The store has another

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Education, Agriculture and Sustainability is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall. The organization works with students enrolled in Austin ISD and other area schools to instill outdoor education and teach how food is grown. According to PEAS, more than 11,000 students have enrolled in the nonprofit’s programs over the past decade, including participation in project-based learning at the PEAS Community Farm, located at 2200 Berkeley Ave., Austin. 512-348-8743. www.peascommunity.org

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COMING SOON 4 The University of Texas at Austin began preparing for construction on the Leona Child Development Center at 2216 Leona St., Austin, in November. The 16,000-square-foot facility will accommodate 200 children and include 14 classrooms and four playgrounds. UT’s Child Development Center oers an early childhood development program and child care services to students, faculty and sta with several locations. The new Leona Child Development Center is set to replace a facility at 1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin. www.childcenter.utexas.edu 5 Marufuku Ramen will open its rst Austin location on the ground oor of the Alpha Building at 1900 Aldrich St. in 2022. The restaurant, which was founded in San Francisco in 2017 and has seven existing locations across California, Texas and New York, serves Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen. www.marufukuramen.com 6 Walk-up dessert shop Tinys Milk & Cookies will come to the Mueller area next year. It is set to be located on the ground oor of the Origin Hotel, which is under construction at 1825 McBee St., Austin, and slated for an early 2022 opening. Tinys will oer outdoor seating and will sell cookies, coee, pastries and ice cream. It will be the second Austin location for the bakery, which also has a shop next to sister restaurant Tiny Boxwoods. www.tinyboxwoods.com 7 Veracruz All Natural is set to open a new location in the Mueller area at 1905 Aldrich St., Austin, in early 2022. The restaurant will replace the taco purveyor’s existing food trailer in the Mueller area, located at 4209 Airport Blvd. near Browning Hangar. The new location will serve its tacos and juices and will include a full bar. www.veracruzallnatural.com 8 2105 E. MLK , a new 30,021-square- foot oce development, is now under construction at 2105 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, developer JLL announced Nov. 2. The three-story building is designed with Austin’s “creative, high-energy workforce” in mind, JLL said. Construction is expected to wrap by the second quarter of 2023. www.2105emlk.com

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opened in September in collaboration with B Brunch Bird , which opened a kitchen at the same address. This location, at 1209 E. Seventh St., is Buzz Mill’s second Austin store. In addition to Buzz Mill’s coee and bar menu, Brunch Bird serves plant-based brunch items, burgers and other dishes. 512-547-9909. www.buzzmillcoee.com/buzz-mill-east-7th 3 Micklethwait Craft Meats opened Saddle Up , a market and beer garden, next to its food truck location Nov. 18. It is located at 1309 Rosewood Ave., alongside Micklethwait Craft Meats and Taco Bronco. The store will sell beer, wine and food, such as smoked meats and other to-go items. 512-791-5961. www.craftmeatsaustin.com

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1 Northeast Early College High School, which is part of Austin ISD, opened a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning center Oct. 20 at 7104 Berkman Drive, Austin. The center simulates a cybersecurity industry workplace with a data center, computer labs, and virtual reality and esports areas. The new learning center was built by AISD and Dell Technologies. The program allows students to earn an associate degree in cybersecurity from Austin Community College. www.austinisd.org 2 Coee shop A Buzz Mill East Side

IN THE NEWS 9 Franklin Barbecue will reopen its dining room Nov. 23. Located at 900 E. 11th St., Austin, the dining room has been closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Customers will still be able to order curbside in advance. The eatery will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until the food is sold out. 512-653-1187. www.franklinbbq.com

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November & December regional events

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AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS ZILKER PARK

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CAPITOL TREE LIGHTING TEXAS CAPITOL

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‘ELF ON THE SHELF’ HEB EVENT CENTER

The Austin Trail of Lights returns as a drive-thru event for its 57th year. This year’s spectacle will feature more than 2 million holiday lights throughout the park spanning 90 holiday trees, lighted tunnels and more than 70 other displays. 7 p.m. $30-$40 (per car). Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.austintrailoights.org (Courtesy Austin Trail of Lights)

A Christmas Musical will come to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park this holiday season. The music tells the tale of Santa’s elves. Mills Entertainment will put on the show with an original score and dozens of holiday costumes. 6 p.m. $29.95 and up. H-E-B Event Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

The 45-foot Christmas tree at the Capitol will be lit on Dec. 4. The event starts with a singalong at 6 p.m. The lighting will take place at 7 p.m. In the past, the Downtown Austin Alliance has hosted a stroll ahead of the event. However, this year they will host several events throughout December instead. Free. Congress Avenue. www.downtownholidaystroll.com (Courtesy Downtown Austin Alliance)

www.elfontheshelfmusical.com (Courtesy Mills Entertainment)

24 THOUGH JAN. 2 CAROLWITH YOUR CREW Zach Theatre will perform its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The show merges modern music with the Victorian score. $25 and up. Times vary. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-476-0541. www.zachtheatre.org 26 THROUGHDEC.26 DRIVETHRU THE SEASON The Circuit of The Americas will host Peppermint Parkway, a 1-mile drive featuring millions of holiday lights synced to seasonal classics, for its second year. This year the event includes an interactive rockette-style dance performance and an open-air shuttle through the parkway. $35 per car.

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ticketing system in which attendees had to reserve tables. This year will continue with the ticketing process. The event features light shows choreographed to music. 6 p.m. daily. $20 (four-person table), $30 (six-person table). Pastries and hot chocolate can be purchased before or at the event. Mozart’s Coee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. www.mozartscoee.com THROUGHDEC. 28 DRINK TO THE SEASON The Eleanor will open for its annual Miracle on 5th Street event. The pop-up cocktail bar features holiday-themed drinks and wall-to-wall Christmas decor. The menu includes 11 cocktails and four shots, including classic drinks with a

twist. Costs and times vary. The Eleanor 307 W. Fifth St., Austin. 512-494-4094. www.miracleon5thst.com THROUGHDEC. 24 SHOP LOCAL The Blue Genie Art Bazaar will return for the upcoming holiday season. The event, held at 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, features local artists selling a range of gifts from ceramics to toys. Last year the event, which has been running since 2001, launched an online store to address COVID-19 safety concerns. This year, shoppers can purchase items online or shop in person. 10 a.m. daily. Free entrance. Cost of items vary. 6100 Airport Blvd, 512-222-7303 www.bluegenieartbazaar.com

Donate to the Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa through the Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade. Monetary donations can be made online. New, unwrapped toys can be donated at any Chuy’s location. The annual parade has been canceled for 2021.

www.bluesanta.org THROUGH JAN. 6 SEE A LIGHT SHOW

Mozart’s Coee Roasters will host its annual light show. In past years, the event has been free to attend and open to all. Last year, organizers changed to a

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*Holiday Wine Sale runs 11/11/2021-12/24/2021. Discount applies to six or more bottles of wine. No further discount on Sale Items, Final Few, or Closeouts. Sale valid in-store and online at www.twinliquors.com. Some exclusions apply. Please drink responsibly.

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NONHOLIDAY EVENTS DECEMBER 01 THROUGH04 SEE THEMUSIC Austin Music Video Fest will return for its sixth annual event. The festival includes dozens of events and features hundreds of music videos from artists around the world. Previously, the fest has included work from artists such as Childish Gambino, The Flaming Lips and Beyonce. Times vary. $15. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 320 E. Sixth St., Austin. www.amvfest.com 03 THROUGH05 SHOWUP CHIC Austin Fashion Week will return to the Domain. The four-day event features dozens of runways shows. The events will take place outdoors and will have smaller capacities than pre-pandemic shows. There will be two shows a day at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. featuring several designers and 80-120 looks each. $50. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. www.fashionbyevents.com 09 LAUGHOUT LOUD Chelsea Handler will perform at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. The comedian, talk-show host and author of ve books will perform a standup routine. The tour will take her through 40 cities. It is Handler’s rst show since 2019. 7 p.m. $105. The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin. www.acl-live.com 09 FEEL THE BLUES California-based rock band Junkyard will perform songs from its album “High Water.” Originally released in 2017, the album was the band’s rst after a 26-year break. The band will be joined by groups Broken Teeth and The Black Birds. 10 p.m. $20-$25. 3 TEN, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Ste. A, Austin. www.3tenaustin.com

9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Austin. www.peppermintparkway.com 27 THROUGH 28 HANG ON TOHALLOWEEN Horror for the Holidays Art and Gift Bazaar gives horror fans a last hurrah before entering the jolly season. Vendors sell horror, goth and dark gifts, such as art, home decor, clothing and vinyl. 11 a.m. $10-$15. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.bloodovertexas.com DECEMBER 01 THROUGHDEC.31 HAVE AHISTORIC HOLIDAY While the 135-year-old Driskill’s tree- lighting ceremony will be done privately this year, it will open to the public to show o the 16-foot Douglas Fir and other holiday decor, including a gingerbread village made by children at Dell Seton Children’s Hospital. Free. Normal hours. The Driskill, 604 Brazos St., Austin. 512-439-1234. www.driskillhotel.com 04 HAVE ADRINKOR TWO The third annual 12 Bars of Christmas will start at the Blind Pig Pub. Attendees are encouraged to wear Christmas-themed outts, such as holiday onesies. Participating bars include Buck Wild Burnside’s Tavern, The Lodge and Peckerheads. Noon. $12 and up. Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. Sixth St., Austin. www.xmasbarcrawl.com 04 THROUGHDEC. 23 HEAD TO THE BALLET Hundreds of Ballet Austin dancers will perform the holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” This year will be the company’s 59th annual performance of the show. The production includes music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. $20 and up. Times vary. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-474-5664. www.balletaustin.org 09 GET READY FOR A CLASSIC The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its winter show, “Christmas Eve and

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SHOP FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE

NOV. 25 THANKSGIVING NOV. 26 BLACK FRIDAY NOV. 28DEC. 6 HANUKKAH DEC. 21 WINTER SOLSTICE DEC. 25 CHRISTMAS DAY DEC. 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE

THE ROBINSON FAMILY FARM 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple 254-931-9564 www.therobinsonfamilyfarm.com OPENS: NOV. 20 4-7 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) BRUNGOT FARMS 204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park 512-750-4378 www.brungotfarms.com OPENS: NOV. 21 4-8 p.m. (Nov. 21-24), closed Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Nov. 26-27), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 28), 4-8 p.m. (weekdays starting Nov. 29), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Sun.) THE GREAT OUTDOORS 2730 S. Congress Ave., Austin 512-448-2992 www.gonursery.com

Other Stories,” to the Frank Erwin Center. This is the 25th anniversary of the album. The band formed in 1996. 7:30 p.m. $99 and up. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St., Austin. 512-471-7744. www.frankerwincentertx.com 12 TAKE INA CHRISTMAS CLASSIC The Paramount Theatre will host a live concert featuring music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The show will feature musicians Michelle Schumann, Utah Hamrick and David Sierra. The family-friendly event is sponsored by the Austin Chamber Music Center. Times vary. $22. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-472-5470. www.austintheatre.org 17 THROUGH 19 SHOP THE SEASON Armadillo Christmas Bazaar will return for a three-day, in-person, outside pop-up market. The 45-year-old event features art, including paintings, jewelry and metal works from more than 100 artists. About half of the artists are from Texas. There will be live music daily.10 a.m. $10 (admission). Outside the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-447-1605. www.armadillobazaar.com

TREES ARRIVE: NOV. 24 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.)

EVERGREEN FARMS 242 Monkey Road, Elgin 512-281-4833 www.evergreen-farms.com OPENS: NOV. 26

10 a.m.-dark (Sat.), noon-dark (Sun.-Fri.)

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TRAVIS COUNTY WANTS TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU Travis County Purchasing Office is located at 700 Lavaca Street Suite 800 Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: 512 854-9700

Visit our website for current solicitations. https://www.traviscountytx.gov/purchasing

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY BENTON GRAHAM

ONGOING PROJECTS

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Work on new pedestrian ramps at I-35 and East Riverside Drive begins The city of Austin began construction work on new pedestrian ramps at I-35 and East Riverside Drive on Nov. 15. Construction crews are working Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. In a press release, the corridor program oce stated that the work will “require intermittent daily travel lane reductions during nonpeak trac periods on the northbound frontage road of I-35 and the outside lanes of East Riverside Drive.” Timeline: TBD Cost: $245,000, includes sidewalk replacements and signal adjustments Funding source: 2016 mobility bond

Airport sees busiest day ever after FormulaOneGrandPrix The Austin-Bergstrom

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Monday after the 2019 F1 U.S. Grand Prix when the airport hit 31,934 passengers on Nov. 4, 2019. The 2020 race was canceled due to COVID-19, according to ABIA data. After a signicant drop in passengers at the beginning of the pandemic, data show the airport has started to see its overall trac counts rebound. RULES OF THE ROAD The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority began enforcement against oenders on 290 Toll in Travis County on the Nov. 1. WHO: Drivers with over 100 unpaid tolls in a 12-month period

International Airport ocials said it smashed its single-day passenger count record with 35,298 people traveling through the airport Oct. 25. The busy day followed the Circuit of The Americas’ 2021 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix from Oct. 22-24. The previous record came the Toll enforcement begins on 290Toll On-road enforcement for habitual violators using 290 Toll, operated by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, began Nov. 1. The program targets people with more than 100 unpaid tolls in a 12-month period. Law enforcement can issue warnings or a Class C misdemeanor with nes up to $500. The Mobility Authority board of directors approved a $250,000 contract with the Travis County Sheri’s Oce for the 290 Toll on-road enforcement at its Aug. 25 meeting. During the August board meeting, CTRMA Director Tracie Brown said an independent analysis found that the program had been successful in getting 20% of habitual violators to make payments. In October, the Mobility Authority added 616 vehicles to its list of violators, bringing the total to 7,500 violators. The average number of unpaid tolls for the new violators was 443, with an average unpaid balance of $1,682.21, according to CTRMA.

CONSEQUENCES: • Warnings • Vehicle registration can be blocked • Vehicle can be prohibited from the toll misdemeanor with nes up to $500 • In rare cases, vehicles may be subjected to impoundment • Class C

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Eighth Street rehabilitation project started Construction to replace the existing street material on Eighth Street from the I-35 frontage road to San Jacinto Boulevard with new hot mix asphalt concrete material started Nov. 8. intermittent lane closures. The bus stop on the northeast corner of the intersection at Eighth and Trinity Street may be relocated. Timeline: Nov. 8, 2021- December 2022 The street will remain open to trac, but there will be

COST: The Mobility Authority said there are 7,500 habitual oenders with an average of 443 unpaid tolls and $1,682.21 in unpaid bills

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SOURCE: CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITYCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Cost: $1.2 million, including pavement rehabilitation and upgrades to sidewalk ramps Funding source: 2018 bond

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Abridged stories from online NEWS BRIEFS Austin leaders addressing apparent hate crimes

• utilizing new and traditional prosecution methods to pursue sentencing in gun crimes; • partnering with community members to create and implement violence-prevention programs; • preventing individuals from obtaining firearms who are at high risk for committing gun-related violence against an intimate partner; and • providing support for survivors of gun violence and the families of victims, including through the possible creation of a trauma recovery center. STOPPING GUNVIOLENCE Travis County is laying out a four-prong approach to respond to gun violence:

BY DARCY SPRAGUE

1 million 911 calls the department receives, even a small increase in the numbers can feel like a large percentage shift. “Just one is too many,” Chacon said. Elizalde told Community Impact Newspaper that the district is working to provide support for students and reviewing its safety measures in light of the recent incidents. Police arrested a suspect in the arson case on Nov. 10.

Law enforcement, faith leaders, and city and state officials gathered Nov. 1 to address recent antisemitic acts across Austin. The Interfaith Action of Central Texas organized the event at the Dell Jewish Community Center. Attendees included Mayor Steve Adler, several state and local representatives, Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde and law enforcement leaders. “That hate [that] exists at the fringes of society is not the danger,” Adler said. “The danger is that, that hate spreads.” The incidents include a fire at Congregation Beth Israel that investigators believe could be arson, a banner containing an antisemitic message hung over a bridge on MoPac, and antisemitic words and symbols that were found spray-painted at Anderson High School. Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said each incident is being investigated separately, but police have not ruled out a possible connection. “I am very concerned with the fact that we have seen so many [potential hate crimes] and so recently,” Chacon said. Chacon said given the relatively small number of hate crimes, compared to the more than

HATE CRIMES OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS

SOURCE: TRAVIS COUNTY/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

District attorney announces plan to curb gun violence

The Austin Police Department has a robust process for determining when to classify a crime as at hate crime, Chief Joseph Chacon said. Below is the number of hate crimes APD has identified each year.

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Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza laid out a strategy Nov. 16 to address gun violence. The approach includes preventing gun violence, responding to it and providing resources for victims. “We are also continuing to struggle with an alarming increase in gun violence and homicides across the country—and right here in our own community,” Garza said.

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MOPAC SOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING

WHEN: Mon., Nov. 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. * WHERE: voh.MoPacSouth.com

Join us The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and Texas Department of Transportation invite you to participate in a Virtual Open House to re-engage the public on the mobility improvements under consideration for the MoPac corridor (Loop 1) from Cesar Chavez Street to Slaughter Lane. Information about the six express lane(s) operational configuration options initially presented in 2015 will be available for public review and comment, as well as project history, status, and next steps.

We need your input Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, c/o MoPac South Environmental Study, 3300 N. IH-35, Suite 625, Austin, TX 78705. Written comments may also be submitted by email to MoPacSouth@ctrma.org and/or online at the virtual open house website.

Comments must be received or postmarked by Fri., Jan. 7, 2022 to be included in the official record of this virtual open house.

*The Virtual Public Meeting website will remain available until Jan. 7, 2022. The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting, please contact us at 512-342-3299 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Nov. 17. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time to arrange.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT

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