Cedar Park aims to redevelop quarry, WilCo continues to pay for 'Live PD' and more top Central Texas news

Lime Creek Quarry is located on both sides of Anderson Mill Road in Cedar Park. (Community Impact staff)
Lime Creek Quarry is located on both sides of Anderson Mill Road in Cedar Park. (Community Impact staff)

Lime Creek Quarry is located on both sides of Anderson Mill Road in Cedar Park. (Community Impact staff)

Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Central Texas area.

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Cedar Park to continue looking at Lime Creek Quarry redevelopment with end of mining plan


In the next step of the redevelopment of Lime Creek Quarry, Cedar Park has authorized a resolution for an end of mining plan.

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El Jefe opens first restaurant in San Marcos


El Jefe Mexican Restaurant, located at 2550 Hunter Road, Ste. 1106, San Marcos, opened for business Nov. 23. The restaurant has an extensive menu that includes nachos, burgers, salads, empanadas, tacos, flautas, enchiladas and more.

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2020 Outdoor Patio Guide: 13 patios to visit in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto


Here is a list of locally owned outdoor spaces where residents can relax on socially distanced patios in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Palermo Pasta House announces relocation in Round Rock, plus 2 other business updates

Downtown Round Rock will welcome a familiar face in a new space as Palermo Pasta House relocates and expands its restaurant.

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‘Live PD’ will continue to cost Williamson County despite new sheriff elected


Williamson County will have a new sheriff Jan. 1 after Robert Chody lost his re-election bid in November, but the ramifications of Chody’s tenure, including an unauthorized contract with “Live PD,” will continue to cost the county and taxpayers money for years to come.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.






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New Leander ISD rezoning to reduce crowding at Parkside, Pleasant Hill elementary schools

The new attendance zoning will take effect in August when Tarvin Elementary, the district's 28th elementary school, opens.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Here is a breakdown of what happened, how decisions were made and how vaccine distribution is moving forward in Williamson County.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

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Leander's Old Town Park to feature stage, water cannons, tower

City Council approved the park concept plan Feb. 23.

The 4ATX Foundation uses soccer to teach local kids life and leadership skills. (Photo courtesy Austin FC)
Austin’s new MLS team ramps up community work, engagement ahead of inaugural season

Before the team has even played a second of competitive play, Austin FC already has a handful of zealous supporters groups. Read here to find out who they are.

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Leander lifts boil-water notice

Leander remains under Stage 4 water restrictions.

Williamson County is expecting two weeks' worth of COVID-19 vaccine doses after the winter storm delay. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County expects double COVID-19 vaccine doses after winter storm delay

Officials said the county will prioritize individuals who were scheduled to receive a vaccine during the week of Feb. 15 before offering appointments to waitlisted individuals.

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Leander ISD moves ahead with planning expanded online learning

An upcoming information night and student interest survey will gauge interest in the high school program.