Austin Trail of Lights may be drive-thru in 2020 and more popular Central Texas news

A drive-thru Trail of Lights could serve 1,300 vehicles per night this December. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
A drive-thru Trail of Lights could serve 1,300 vehicles per night this December. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

A drive-thru Trail of Lights could serve 1,300 vehicles per night this December. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Central Austin

Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter


Austinites could be staring at a trail of taillights while attending the area’s annual holiday light show at Zilker Park this winter.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



VIDEO: Tour the Kalahari resort under construction in Round Rock


Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12.

Pflugerville firefighters petition for new emergency services district

The Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association initiated a petition for the formation of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 17 to support EMS services in northeast Travis County. A Keep Pfire-EMS Strong PAC campaign and political action committee was established as part of the efforts, according to a Sept. 11 news release.

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander ISD reports 2 COVID-19 positive employees, launches case dashboard


After completing the first week of phased in-person learning, Leander ISD will share COVID-19 positive cases and exposures in a public dashboard.

New Braunfels

Clear Springs catfish eatery has been a community hot spot for decades


Founded in 1984 in New Braunfels, Clear Springs restaurant remains one of the most popular establishments in the area.

This is according to General Manager Harry Kelly, who said that he believes the local catfish hot spot has some of the best menu items around.

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



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Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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The Austin Community College District's 28,000-square-foot culinary arts wing is now open at ACC Highland. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
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Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said those who wish to return to campus can do so beginning Jan. 25. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD families can return to campus after 2 weeks of encouraging virtual learning

Austin ISD has seen a 28% decrease in weekly coronavirus cases since the first week of January.

The legality of reinstating tighter restrictions on public camping, solicitation, and sitting and lying down remains vague. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott floats ‘statewide camping ban’ as homeless debate heats up

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Teal House Coffee & Bakery’s menu includes items such as the cinnamon roll croissant. (Courtesy Teal House Coffee & Bakery)
Teal House Coffee & Bakery opening South Congress brick and mortar in Austin Jan. 30

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Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
'We still have a long way to go': Central Texas physician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine

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Goodwill Central Texas opened a location at 2415 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Jan. 14. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
New South Congress Goodwill now open

The new store is open for retail services and also accepts donations.

Lawmakers have returned to the Capitol. The Texas Legislature began its 2021 session Jan. 12. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
School funding once again a major focus for Austin ISD during legislative session

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