Half of Leander ISD families opt for virtual learning and more top news from the Austin area

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(Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Read the most popular news from the past week from the Austin area.

50% of Leander ISD families choose virtual learning

Half of all Leander ISD families will continue with virtual learning when campuses reopen Sept. 8.

The Brass Tap reopens and 5 other business updates in Round Rock, Hutto

Read the latest business news from the area.

Williamson County may form committee to discuss removal of Confederate statue

The Williamson County Commissioners Court will review and discuss the possible creation of a committee responsible for researching the potential removal of the Confederate statue that sits in front of the county courthouse, according to its Aug. 11 agenda.

Comal and Guadalupe counties approve discretionary tax increase measures

Commissioners courts in Comal and Guadalupe counties voted during meetings on July 30 and July 21, respectively, to approve orders that could increase property taxes by up to 8%.

To the moon and back: New Braunfels resident and astronaut is Texan of the Year

New Braunfels resident and 2020 Texan of the Year, Brigadier General and Apollo astronaut Charles Duke, knew from an early age that he wanted to break the bonds of gravity but never dreamed he would walk on the moon.

Brian Perdue, Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Warren Brown and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.