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Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix named new Burnet chief
Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix will be the new chief of police in the city of Burnet.
Burnet City Manager David Vaughn confirmed Mannix accepted the position in a July 8 email to Community Impact Newspaper. Mannix will begin his new role July 13, according to Vaughn.
290-acre, mixed-use project proposed in Leander
A new "live, work, play" community is on the table in Leander, and the Leander City Council has split views.
District 2243, a proposed planned-unit development, was presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. The project would be located at the southwest corner of Hero Way and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, which is between the old and new RR 2243 to the north and south, respectively.
Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services
The Texas Department of Public Safety has expanded its in-person services to offer more appointments at offices across Texas.
DATA: An inside look at Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto housing markets
From June 2019 to May 2020, median home sale prices increased, on average, in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. Total homes sold between June 2019 and May 2020 were split, with some ZIP codes seeing increasing sales as others saw double-digit dips.
SH 130 corridor takes shape as development hub in Pflugerville
When Tomas Sheleg of Negba Group LLC first began pursuing a mixed-use development along SH 130, he said the road did not have the same traffic volume in 2015 that it carries now. But with the addition of commercial sites such as Stone Hill Town Center and Typhoon Texas on the western side of SH 130, Sheleg said the prospect of his development showed promise.
Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.