'Inappropriate' books cause stir at Leander ISD and more top Central Texas news

To review the literature, a person from outside the district will lead a group of parents, teachers and staff members to determine resources appropriate for students in a continuous improvement cycle. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
To review the literature, a person from outside the district will lead a group of parents, teachers and staff members to determine resources appropriate for students in a continuous improvement cycle. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

To review the literature, a person from outside the district will lead a group of parents, teachers and staff members to determine resources appropriate for students in a continuous improvement cycle. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read top stories from the past week from the Austin area.

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander ISD to review high school literature after parents raise concerns

After some “inappropriate” books were allowed in the options for high school book clubs, the district is reviewing the titles that were added to the high school language arts curriculum earlier this year.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



Four recent changes to Pflugerville ISD's 2020-21 academic calendar

The Pflugerville ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 5 to approve four adjustments to the district's 2020-21 academic year calendar. Chief Academic and Innovation Officer Brandy Baker said the days were changed to provide additional planning and preparation time for district teachers but that the days will still be contract days.

Resignation consideration of Round Rock Superintendent Steve Flores on Nov. 13 agenda

The agenda for a special Round Rock ISD board of trustees meeting on Nov. 13 includes a closed session item to “meet in consideration of superintendent’s resignation and voluntary separation agreement.”

Williamson County

Williamson County surpasses 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Williamson County's coronavirus cases increased by 163 between Nov. 7-9, which brings the total number of cases since March to 10,011.

Central Austin

State seeks public comment on $4.9 billion I-35 project through downtown Austin

The first major overhaul of I-35 in more than 40 years is coming soon, and before it starts construction, the Texas Department of Transportation will seek out feedback from the public.

Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson, Joe Warner, Ali Linan and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.






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Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine wait after receiving their shot at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County reported more than 250 new COVID-19 cases April 9-11

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

The studio celebrated its grand opening April 11. (Courtesy Müv Dance & Fitness)
Müv Dance & Fitness now open in Leander

The studio celebrated its grand opening April 11.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

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Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

Williamson County added more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County.

Amenities include coworking spaces, a pool courtyard, a resident coffee bar and a fitness center. (Courtesy StreetLights Residential)
377-unit multifamily development under construction in Northwest Austin

The Lakeline-area project is expected to be complete in October.

Harmful blue-green algae found in Highland Lakes

Blue-green algae has been found in three Highland Lakes and 10 locations around Lake Travis.

Harmful blue-green algae continues to be present within the Highland Lakes chain. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘Our 'new normal' is to treat all algae with caution’: LCRA confirms toxic blue-green algae still present in Highland Lakes

According to LCRA’s April 6 update, every test taken since late February has tested positive for cyanotoxins, and the LCRA is strongly urging pet owners to keep their dogs from playing in the Highland Lakes chain.

The ARC Cedar Park clinic is regularly open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for regular family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric care. (Courtesy Austin Regional Clinic)
Austin Regional Clinic relocates Cedar Park after-hours clinic

The after-hours urgent care clinic moved buildings April 1.