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.

Williamson County

‘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 transportation plan outlines $320 million in road projects over 10 years

The plan lays out a few projects for the city to consider each year.

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TxDOT to demolish I-35 ramp in North Austin early Saturday morning

State crews will perform controlled implosions of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover between 6-8 a.m. in the morning on May 8 and May 15.

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Leander ISD board approves 2% raise for district staff in 2021-22 school year

If financial parameters are met, the increase could be raised to 3% or additional one-time stipends could be approved in the future.

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Ashley HomeStore opens in Cedar Park plus 3 more new local businesses

The mattress and furniture store is located on East Whitestone Boulevard.

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Leander requests facilities plan for growing city staff, building needs

City hall, the police department building, the parks and recreation building and the public works facility are either at capacity or undersized for staff volumes, according to the city.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 in Williamson County

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Residential appraisal valuations have been sent to Travis County property owners. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal Districts says hot housing market is reflected in 2021 appraisals

Property owners have until May 17 to file a protest of their home's appraisal.

At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, child abuse advocates feared they would see a drop in reported cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
As pandemic restrictions ease, reports of child abuse increase

At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, child abuse advocates feared they would see a drop in reported cases of suspected abuse and/or neglect.

The Central Texas housing market has seen a record-breaking year despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Leander-Cedar Park housing market sees record-low inventory, spiked prices

The Central Texas housing market has seen a record-breaking year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Most notably is the lack of inventory, which has in turn inflated prices as homes sell faster than ever.

See Leander-Cedar Park tutoring options. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
18 Leander-Cedar Park tutors to help prevent the 'summer slide'

After an unusual year and with summer approaching, these tutoring businesses can help students stay on top of their learning.

A number of legislative bills are underway in the Texas House and Senate in response to the February winter storm that swept the state. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
State leaders push for post-storm reform bills

A number of legislative bills are underway in the Texas House and Senate in response to the February winter storm that swept the state.