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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Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
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Terek Brown took over ownership of the gym in 2014. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Georgetown ISD projects 26.8% in student growth by 2025. (Community Impact staff)
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As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter. (Courtesy Adobe Stock Images)
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