Leander denies zoning request plus entertainment in Round Rock, Pflugerville: Popular news from this week

District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)
District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)

District 2243, a proposed planned unit development, was first presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. (Rendering courtesy Gensler)

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Leander denies District 2243 zoning request

Leander City Council denied the zoning request for District 2243, a proposed 290-acre, mixed-use development, at its Sept. 3 meeting.

Bored at home? These 5 businesses offer socially distant entertainment in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Local businesses, including drive-in movie theaters, water parks and virtual gaming centers, are leveraging large venues, outdoor spaces and technology to provide socially distant entertainment for those who are eager to safely have fun outside of the house.



Southpaw Brewing Co. opens in Cedar Park and 5 more area business updates

These six businesses are now open, coming soon or changing names in the Cedar Park and Leander area.

Pflugerville ISD approves 1-year extension, 3% salary raise for superintendent

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Douglas Killian’s contract with the district has been extended an additional year following a unanimous vote from the PfISD board of trustees Sept. 3.

Lake Travis-area developments seeing high sales on new homes

Though sales in the residential real estate market throughout Greater Austin took a hit as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in March, developers in western Travis County have said they are now seeing an uptick in interest from builders and buyers.

Taylor Girtman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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Here is an update on COVID-19 cases in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County reports lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Sept. 28

As of Sept. 28, there are five patients hospitalized and none in intensive care.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody (center) with his attorney, Gerry Morris, maintained his innocence during a Sept. 28 news conference after a Williamson County grand jury indicted the elected official for evidence tampering in the Javier Ambler case. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I did not tamper with evidence’: Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody speaks on indictment charges

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody maintained his innocence during a Sept. 28 news conference after a Williamson County grand jury indicted the elected official for evidence tampering in the Javier Ambler case.

Meet the candidates running for Williamson County attorney in November. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Election Q&A: Meet Williamson County attorney candidates

Candidates Dee Hobbs and Stan O. Springerley speak on why they are the best candidate and how they will tackle COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Capital Metro's board of directors approved the public transportation agency's $390.5 million budget for fiscal year 2020-21 on Sept. 28. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
$390.5 million Capital Metro budget projects $14 million reduction in sales tax revenue

Cap Metro's sales tax revenue for the upcoming year landed between the best- and worst-case projections its CFO had presented earlier this summer.

Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick held a press conference Sept. 28 on the indictment of Sheriff Robert Chody. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Williamson County DA speaks on Sheriff Robert Chody evidence-tampering indictment, offers timeline

The sheriff was indicted Sept. 25 for evidence tampering related to the Javier Ambler case.

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.

Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference
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.

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

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Travis County voter round-up, ballot box
November 2020 election guide: Who's on the ballot, where to vote and how to drop off your mail-in ballot in Travis County

Your guide to the November 2020 ballot, voting locations and mail-in ballot information for Travis County residents.

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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.