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Williamson County commissioners issued a cease-and-desist order against Big Fish Entertainment and Sheriff Robert Chody after continued "Live PD" filming post contract termination. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County commissioners issued a cease-and-desist order against Big Fish Entertainment and Sheriff Robert Chody after continued "Live PD" filming post contract termination. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County commissioners issued a cease-and-desist order against Big Fish Entertainment and Sheriff Robert Chody after continued "Live PD" filming post contract termination. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)

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Williamson County commissioners to issue cease and desist against Big Fish Entertainment, Sheriff Robert Chody after continued ‘Live PD’ filming post contract termination

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted 4-0 to send a cease-and-desist letter to all “Live PD” affiliates after Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody ignored their decision to terminate the county’s affiliation with the show.

Round Rock, Pflugerville restaurant owners share why they will forgo chance to reopen May 1

On April 27, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that restaurants will have the option to reopen dining room spaces with limited occupancy beginning May 1.



However, as much as Executive Chef and owner Rob Snow longs to see his restaurant filled with customers once again, he said he will not reopen Greenhouse on May 1.

P. Terry's opening in Pflugerville postponed by coronavirus

P. Terry's Burger Stand has delayed opening in Pflugerville, due to the coronavirus pandemic, company representatives confirmed in an April 27 email.

City: Cedar Park's Bell Boulevard realignment ‘remains on schedule’

The Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project, an estimated $350 million project in Cedar Park, "remains on schedule" with its precursory road realignment project, according to the city.

Hero Way Strength and Conditioning closes in Leander

Hero Way Strength and Conditioning in Leander is permanently closing, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.

Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson, Taylor Girtman and Brian Perdue contributed to this report.



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In compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott's July 2 executive order, the University Interscholastic League is requiring the use of facial coverings when practical to do so for all summer activity participants, among other guidelines. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.

Williamson County reports 124 additional coronavirus cases and two deaths on July 8. (Screenshot Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County reports 124 additional coronavirus cases, 2 deaths July 8

Currently, 109 patients are hospitalized, and 32 are in intensive care, per the report.

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Travis County reports 753 new coronavirus cases July 8

The Austin MSA is still hovering near Stage 5 risk with 67 new hospital admissions in the past day.

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2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

Former Cedar Park Police Department Chief Sean Mannix is pictured in this 2015 file photo. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix named new Burnet chief

Mannix will begin as the Burnet Police Department chief on July 13.

Emler Swim School operates 28 year-round locations in Texas and Kansas. (Courtesy Emler Swim School)
Emler Swim School now offering interactive lessons online

Families can choose to receive training via weekly video calls or through instructional videos online.

Dr. Mark Escott, Austin-Travis County interim health authority, said in a July 8 news conference that officials are "desperately trying to avoid" both overcrowding hospitals and shutting down the economy with another shelter-in-place order. (Courtesy ATXN)
If new shelter-in-place orders are needed in Austin, local officials hope to have 'productive dialogue' with Gov. Abbott

With area ICU beds at 85% capacity, officials are preparing the Austin Convention Center to accept hospital patients and are calling on health professionals from around the country to assist in Texas.

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290-acre, mixed-use project proposed in Leander

District 2243, a proposed mixed-use development, could be the Leander's largest mixed-use development.

Williamson County confirmed cases of coronavirus rose July 7. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
167 additional coronavirus cases, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 7

Currently, 112 patients are hospitalized, and 33 are in intensive care, per the report.

Stage 5 is not triggered by an exact number but could be triggered anywhere above 70 hospitalizations per day over the past seven days, depending on the recent rate of the increase. (Courtesy Travis County)
With 74.8 new hospitalizations per day over past week, Travis County could move into coronavirus risk Stage 5

Under Stage 5, Austin Public Health could suggest only essential businesses remain open.

A screen capture of a virtual meeting of the Travis County Commissioners Court, feauring Gerald Daugherty and Sam Biscooe sitting in the courtroom
UPDATE: Travis County postpones public discussion on Tesla economic incentives until July 14

County commissioners will continue discussions on Tesla with economic development staff at their next regular voting session.