Major League Sports coming to Austin?

There is a lot of talk and momentum beginning to build regarding a professional sports team coming to Austin, TX. Austin is the largest US city without a professional team and city leaders want to change that. Recently there has been discussion around Major League Soccer. The Premier Development League, or “minor league”, Austin Aztex […]

Marriott Hotel Coming to Pflugerville

Pflugerville’s second hotel was announced on May, 13.  A $20 million, 142-room Marriott Hotel and 20,000 sq foot conference center will be located at the 130 Commerce Center on the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street. Pflugerville has long awaited a hotel to fill the city’s void of accommodations. With the Hawaiian Falls […]

Pflugerville Hawaiian Falls Update

The $23 million water park located on the corner of 685 and SH130 in Pflugerville is now open. All over Pflugerville, the slide towers and adventure park zip line can be seen from miles away. The water park is slated to open Memorial Day weekend, but it’s always been my opinion it will be delayed […]

What About the Allergies in Austin?

Guest blogger: Julie Ermisch You might have heard that the allergies are pretty bad in Austin. What are Allergies? In Austin, when people refer to allergies, they’re referring to the seasons when there is pollen in the air released from trees, weeds, or plants which occur during different times of the year depending on when […]

Austin Area Housing Statistics Jan 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 21, 2014 – The Austin real estate market showed a solid start to 2014, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABOR). In January 2014, 1,449 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area, which is four percent more than January 2013, and the median […]

Time Magazine: Why Texas is Our Future

Highlights from the Time Magazine Article published in October 2013. So why are more Americans moving to Texas than to any other state? Author of the article, Tyler Cowen, believes the real reason people are moving to Texas from all over America is that our state offers a “radically cheaper way to live and do […]

Austin’s New Children’s Museum – the Thinkery

At The Thinkery, Austin’s new children’s museum, kids can draw with lasers, create music with water, sculpt with magnetic fluid and much more. The $18 million, 40,000-square–foot facility made its debut Dec. 7, 2013 and targets infants through 11-year-olds. To power kids’ creativity, the interactive exhibits use STEAM, an educational philosophy emphasizing the interdependence of science, […]

Economist Offers Forecast for Austin in 2014

Excerpts from Community Impact News: The Greater Austin area will continue to thrive in 2014, according to one economist. Angelos Angelou delivered his 29th annual economic forecast Dec. 12. He predicted that Austin would add 57,000 new residents and about 29,000 new jobs in 2014, and have a 4.8 percent unemployment rate by the end […]

Austin Growing Urban Farms and Farmers Markets

Food is something many Austinites take seriously. From the array of award-winning restaurants and food manufacturers to the sustainable food producers striving to provide healthy options, officials in Austin are looking to boost the local food industry in a variety of ways. Austin’s food sector generated more than $4.1 billion in total economic activity in […]

Downtown Austin Apartment Growth for 2015

Excerpt from Community Impact: By the end of 2015, downtown Austin could have as many as 2,534 new apartment units in nine different complexes, said Michael Knox of the city of Austin’s Economic Growth and Redevelopment Office. Of the planned apartments, 1,122 units are under construction, said Charles Heimsath, president of Capitol Market Research, an […]