CI NATION ROUNDUP: Amazon files application to build warehouse in Round Rock; FM 1960 to see improvements and more top stories

An Amazon Distribution center was recently opened in Pflugerville. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
An Amazon Distribution center was recently opened in Pflugerville. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

An Amazon Distribution center was recently opened in Pflugerville. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 28.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 25-27.


Central Texas

Amazon submits project application for planned unit development in Round Rock

Amazon.com Services LLC filed an application Oct. 22 for the zoning change of a 193-acre property just outside of Round Rock city limits to a planned unit development.



Cottage-style homes to occupy 18-acre property off Morningside Drive in New Braunfels

A new neighborhood is slated to be built in New Braunfels on an 18-acre property located at the corner of Morningside Drive and Ron Road.

Greater Houston

Construction set to begin in late 2021 on FM 1960 widening projects


Work is slated to start later this year on a pair of road-widening projects aimed at improving mobility along the FM 1960 corridor in Atascocita and Humble, Texas Department of Transportation officials said.

Dallas-Forth Worth

Four Corners project in north Frisco to include fewer apartments after developer compromises

Plans for a mixed-use development at the southwest corner of US 380 and FM 423 now include fewer apartments than originally intended.

Plano to spray Oct. 28 after 3 mosquito traps test positive for West Nile virus

The city of Plano plans to spray for mosquitoes in various areas around the city after three separate traps tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Brooke Sjoberg, Lauren Canterberry, Wesley Gardner, Matt Payne and Erick Pirayesh contributed to this report.

By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.


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Pitmaster Orie King serves up a brisket platter at OG’s Barbeque at the Cedar Pork food truck park. (Leila Saidane/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Williamson County Commissioners Court will discuss allocating the remaining CARES Act funding during its Dec. 14 meeting. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County officials discuss how to spend remaining federal coronavirus relief funding

County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer said the county has approximately $18 million remaining of the $93.4 million Williamson County received from the CARES Act.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
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The neighborhood has a pool, clubhouse and playground on Heritage Park Drive.
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US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Dec. 2 in Cedar Park near RM 1431 and West New Hope Road, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap in Cedar Park tests positive Dec. 2 for West Nile virus

This is the second positive test reported in Williamson County this week.

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The project will add two tolled and one non-tolled lane in each direction.