Though many stories Community Impact Newspaper reported on this year involved the coronavirus pandemic, other news was happening, too. Here are the top five non-COVID-19-related stories from 2020 in Central Texas.
Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander
Leander Springs, a 78-acre, mixed-use project with retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components, is coming to town, Leander Mayor Troy Hill announced Oct. 15.
Longer school days, less traffic: Leander ISD approves new bell schedule
After nearly two years of discussions and revisions, the Leander ISD board of trustees approved a new bell schedule for the 2020-21 school year at its May 21 meeting.
After more than 30 years, Little Red Wagon Hamburgers closes in Round Rock
After more than 30 years of business, Little Red Wagon Hamburgers closed Jan. 12. The restaurant served breakfast, lunch and dinner in Round Rock, offering chicken-fried steak, tacos, hamburgers and enchiladas.
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody petitions to keep his sworn testimony sealed in ‘Live PD’ contract case
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody filed a motion Sept. 30 to keep sworn testimony sealed from the public in a legal battle between the sheriff and the county commissioners over a “Live PD” contracting dispute.
These 5 Central Texas cities are among the fastest-growing in the U.S.
Five cities in the Central Texas region topped the lists for the fastest-growing cities, with four of the five located in Williamson County, according to data released late May 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Brian Perdue, Taylor Jackson Buchanan and Ali Linan contributed to this report.