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

(Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

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.






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The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus positivity rate drops again to 3.4%

The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death.

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Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

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Scary good: New Braunfels Ghost Tours makes top 10 list and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

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Cedar Park adds New Hope Drive extension to revised Williamson County cost-share agreement

The New Hope project was deferred funding by CAMPO in June, so the unneeded frontage road funding can be transferred to the New Hope Drive extension.

Early voting begins Oct. 13, ballot box
November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot in Williamson County

Here is everything you need to know when early voting begins on Oct. 13 in Williamson County.

Free COVID-19 testing is taking place in Leander on Sept. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Leander Sept. 26

The testing will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

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After filing Travis County site plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to new gigafactory’s place in the company

Tesla has filed the intial site plans for a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Travis County.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 23

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

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Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners allocate $8.85M for capital improvements for fiscal year 2020-21

Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases.