Southwest Austin Real Estate Blog

Holiday Changes for 2016-2017 Austin ISD School Year Calendar

Austin ISD School Calendar 2016-2017Changes were made to the school calendar of the Austin ISD in a December meeting of its board of trustees for school year 2016-2017. Since classes start on August 22, here's a list of recently-approved changes parents should be aware of:

1. Students and faculty are provided a full week off for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 21-25. (In contrast with last year's Nov. 25-27 break).

2. Staff will have nine winter break days instead of ten, from December 21, 2016 to January 2, 2017. AISD students will have ten winter break days, from December 21, 2016 to January 3, 2017.

3. The first day of classes is August 22.

4. Scheduled staff development days are: January 3, 2017, April 14, 2017, and May 26, 2017.

5. The last day of classess for students is June 1, 2017.

6. The last teacher workday is June 2, 2017.

7. Bad weather makeup days are scheduled for February 20, 2017 (President's Day) and May 26, 2017.

For more info on AISD events or for a complete pdf copy of the 2016-2017 school year calendar, please click on this link.


Coloring Contest Winner for our July-August Issue

Coloring Contest Winner July-August IssueCongratulations to our July-August coloring contest winner, Milos Rodriguez Tomasin (6 1/2). For his very artistic rendering of July-August issue's coloring masterpiece, Milos received a $25 Toys R Us gift card.

Want to join Southwest Austin Times' Coloring Contest to get a chance to win your very own gift card? Watch out for our upcoming August-September issue!

To view the coloring contest winner's entry forSouthwest Austin Times', please click here.


Belterra Upgrade to Add Retail Stores and Restaurants

Belterra Village UpgradeThe developers of Belterra Village will begin working on a new, mixed-use commercial development in the 93-acre community to cater to the growing needs and demands of the Belterra community. Located near the intersection of West Hwy. 290 and Nutty Brown Road (6.5 miles away from Dripping Springs), the new development will feature local and national tenants to cater to the residents' shopping and dining needs. Some of the providers that will set up shop in the complex are Torchy's Tacos, Jersey Mike's Subs, Spirits and Finer Foods, among others. According to the developer, Endeavor Real Estate Group, the other tenants who have committed to leasing space in the area are "Pet Supplies Plus, Serasana, Breed and Co., Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Great Clips, Mama Fu’s Asian House and Dunkin’ Donut."

Scheduled to open for business in the second quarter of 2017, the phased completion of the project will take 5 to 7 years, with a goal of completing "200,000 square feet for housing, senior housing, restaurants, retail shops, office space, medical space, and hotel space." The project will also feature 10 acres of hike and bike trails, anchor restaurants, and a movie theater in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema from downtown Austin.

For more information regarding this development, you may check out the developer's official website here or access the report from which this post was based here.


The Cain Team Holds 6th Annual Apple Pie Giveaway

TApple Pie Giveawayhe Cain Team shows that the 4th of July is not only a day of celebrating patriotism-- it can also be a day of giving if we so choose. Today is the 6th annual 4th of July Apple Pie Giveaway, and Cain Realty Group continues the tradition of giving a little something to our beloved clients and friends as a token of our gratitude for their trust.

Big, luscious, freshly-baked apple pies were handed to each one of our cherished clients -- an event we LOVE holding as we get to see some familiar faces as well as make new friendships within the community. Nothing tastes better on the 4th of July like a piece of fresh apple pie!

Here are some photos of our delicious giveaways for the day:

 Cain Realty Group Apple Pie Giveaway