Early voting begins Oct. 18 in WilCo; businesses open, coming soon in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and more Central Texas news

Early voting in Williamson County begins on Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Early voting in Williamson County begins on Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Early voting in Williamson County begins on Oct. 18 for the Nov. 2 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Williamson County

Early voting begins Oct. 18 in Williamson County for Nov. 2 election

The early period runs Oct. 18-23 and 25-29 in Williamson County, and voters may cast their ballots at any early polling location in Williamson County.

Georgetown



Georgetown business gets approval for new mural

Georgetown City Council approved plans on Oct. 12 for a new mural at One Love Tattoos, located at 1202 Williams Drive, Ste. A, Georgetown.

Round Rock

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opens in Round Rock

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opened at 2701-A Parker Road, Ste. 240, Round Rock, on Oct. 1, with a grand opening planned for Oct. 16 starting at 9 a.m.

Big Hug Gym now open in Round Rock, offers gymnastics lessons

The children's gym offers recreational gymnastics classes to children as young as 16 months old either once or twice a week depending on parent preference.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Businesses now open and coming soon to San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Mean Green Dumpster Rental opened in September at 895 S. Loop 4, Buda. The company services Buda and the surrounding areas, offering 20- to 40-foot roll-off dumpster rentals for waste management and junk removal.

Brittany Andes, Brooke Sjoberg and Zara Flores contributed to this report.





MOST RECENT

Williamson County has not had any reported human infections of West Nile Virus this year. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Georgetown

This is the third mosquito trap that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Williamson County this week. There have been no reported human infections of the virus in the county this year.

San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Georgetown's 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
40th annual Georgetown Christmas Stroll kicks off holiday season in downtown square

Georgetown’s 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in and around the city’s historic downtown square.

The Georgetown Police Department's Blue Santa program will assist a toy drive at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo)
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown to host annual toy drive

Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home is accepting unwrapped presents for their second annual toy drive.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

Georgetown Club Manager Shaun Valdez won Club Manager of the year at the annual Anytime Fitness Conference. (Courtesy Anytime Fitness)
Georgetown Anytime Fitness wins best training club award during annual conference

Georgetown Anytime Fitness won two awards at the annual Anytime Fitness conference in Dallas, TX.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

The grant will give Southwestern University the ability to fund more programs for S-STEM scholars than the university was previously able to do. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Southwestern University receives $1.5 million grant to help students pursue STEM fields

Southwestern University is receiving $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to support low-income students and students of color pursuing STEM fields.