Find out why Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalization rates have dropped plus more popular Central Texas news

Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)

Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)

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Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why.

Between Sept. 15 and 16, Williamson County hospitalization count dropped from 74 to 16 after a data feed error was corrected, Williamson County and Cities Health District officials said.

City Post to bring steakhouse, market, speakeasy to downtown Georgetown

Georgetown residents can expect a new steakhouse, oyster bar, butcher counter, small market and event space—all in what was formerly the historic post office, which was built in the 1930s.



School districts in San Marcos, Hays County face the unknown as semesters commence in the fall

Fall semesters began for the campuses within San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD on Sept. 8, as both districts contended with the reality that administrators, teachers and students were swimming in uncharted waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Sugar Caffe now open on the Georgetown Square, plus more business news

A new coffee shop, Black Sugar Caffe, opened on the Georgetown Square on Sept. 19. It is set in the spot formerly home to Cianfrani’s at 109 W. Seventh St., Ste. 105, Georgetown. This is the second location for Black Sugar, which can also be found in Cedar Park.

Mercury Hall property cleared for 5-story apartment development

Mercury Hall, the popular South Austin event space that has operated since 2005, will close after December 2021. In its wake, a five-story apartment complex is expected on the nearly 4-acre property after City Council cleared the way for the project with support for a zoning change Sept. 17.

Ali Linan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Christopher Neely and Warren Brown contributed to this report.



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Here is what you need to know about coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 61 new cases of COVID-19, 1 death to daily count

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.

Even though Williamson County was lowered to a coronavirus spread risk of “minimal” on Oct. 26, masks are still required. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Masks are still required in Williamson County

Even though Williamson County was lowered to a coronavirus spread risk level of “minimal” on Oct. 26, masks are still required.

The business announced the closure on Facebook on Oct. 27. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Red Poppy Coffee inside the Georgetown Library closes

The business announced the closure on Facebook on Oct. 27.

Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan brands)
Nolan Ryan expands Round Rock-based butcher business and more Central Texas news

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an agreement with the State of Texas and the Sheriff’s Office to continue the lease of excess equipment after initially denying the agreement in July. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Commissioners overturn decision on ending contract for law enforcement equipment

The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an agreement with the State of Texas and the Sheriff’s Office to continue the lease of excess equipment after initially denying the agreement in July.

The Garden at the Summit plans to open in summer 2021. (Courtesy The Garden at the Summit)
New Italian restaurant coming to Georgetown plus more business news

Fredrickson Health Solutions, a noninvasive and natural pain solutions business, also opened in Georgetown.

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus spread risk drops to ‘minimal’

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County.

More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have already cast their ballot ahead of the November election. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have cast their ballot ahead of the November election

The county surpassed the total number of early voters in 2016 on Oct. 22.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 47 new cases of the coronavirus Oct. 23

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

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Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County add 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus Oct. 22

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Williamson County.