CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Latest on Austin boil-water notice; airlines announce merger

An issue at Austin Water's Ullrich Water Treatment Plant resulted in the dayslong citywide boil-water notice. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
An issue at Austin Water's Ullrich Water Treatment Plant resulted in the dayslong citywide boil-water notice. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

An issue at Austin Water's Ullrich Water Treatment Plant resulted in the dayslong citywide boil-water notice. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Feb. 9.

Note: The following stories were published Feb. 7-8.

Central Texas

Austin boil-water notice: Utility yet to provide cause of system error, response time


According to Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros, operational errors at the city water utility's Ullrich Water Treatment Plant on Feb. 5 caused a spike in water turbidity—a measurement of water clarity and quality that can point to potential contaminants—and prompted the boil notice.



Pflugerville trash pickup on modified schedule until Feb. 14

The normal trash and recycling pickup schedule will resume Feb. 14. The full revised schedule is available in an announcement on the city's website.

School districts in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto continue to deal with staffing crisis

Lillian Simmons, a substitute teacher at Round Rock ISD for the last two years, said she does not plan to take assignments within the district for the remainder of the school year.

Dallas-Fort Worth

House of Bread opens first Texas location in McKinney


Texas’ first House of Bread opened in February at 7551 Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 100, McKinney.

Houston

Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines announce merger into new low-cost airline


Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines announced a merger Feb. 7, according to a press release from Spirit.

Ben Thompson, Carson Ganong, Brian Rash, Brooklynn Cooper and Jishnu Nair contributed to this report.