WilCo Sheriff Robert Chody aims to keep sworn testimony sealed in ‘Live PD’ case and more top Austin-area news

Robert Chody (Courtesy)
Robert Chody (Courtesy)

Robert Chody (Courtesy)

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Williamson County

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody petitions to keep his sworn testimony sealed in ‘Live PD’ contract case


Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody filed a motion Sept. 30 to keep sworn testimony sealed from the public in a legal battle between the sheriff and the county commissioners over a “Live PD” contracting dispute.

Georgetown



Texas Born convenience store coming to Georgetown

Texas Born, a convenience store and quick food operation, plans to open a Georgetown location in June 2021. The store will offer grab-and-go snacks, as well sell fresh food items such as meat, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, bread, cold-press juices and more.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Mystery of Hutto's Jakes Hill Bridge driven by urban legend, spooky happenings

At the crossroads of Hutto and Pflugerville lies Jakes Hill Bridge, a two-lane bridge over Brushy Creek at the base of a hill on CR 137 that doubles as a site of alleged supernatural activity.

New Braunfels

Pat’s Place in New Braunfels in position to change ownership, but not brand

Pat’s Place opened in the summer of 1977 after co-owner Carol Guedry, who lived in Houston, met former co-owner and namesake Pat Cantrell while visiting New Braunfels for Wurstfest.

Cedar Park-Leander

New Orleans-style restaurant Cajun Skillet opens in Cedar Park

Cajun Skillet opened its restaurant Sept. 25 as an addition to its food truck and catering service. Owners Steven and Shantrese Gillam said their New Orleans-style restaurant serves gumbo, po’boys, fusion tacos, bread pudding varieties and basil lemonade.

Ali Linan, Kelsey Thompson, Brian Rash and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey presented a virtual groundbreaking for the Ronald Reagan intersection improvement projects during an Oct. 20 Commissioners Court meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Ronald Reagan intersection improvements slated to begin in December

Williamson County celebrated the start of the project with a virtual ground breaking.

Early voting at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple
Some Austin-area polling locations have recorded 10,000-plus votes through first week of early voting

Three Williamson County polling locations have each reported more than 10,000 ballots cast in the first week of early voting.

Fewer Georgetown ISD high school students returned to on-campus learning for the second nine weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fewer Georgetown ISD high school students return to on-campus learning in second 9 weeks

About half of Georgetown ISD high schoolers are learning from home.

Georgetown ISD will begin accepting out-of-district transfer students next school year. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD to begin accepting out-of-district transfer students next school year

Students in grades pre-K-12 will be able to transfer into the district beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting.

Georgetown ISD changes district calendar to assist overloaded teachers. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD adds 5 student holidays to 2020-21 calendar

The change was made to help overloaded teachers, officials said.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
44 coronavirus cases, 1 death reported in Williamson County on Oct. 16

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

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the Austin area from the past week.

Despite growing up in Austin, where there are no buffalos, Owner Kris Stevens said she has just always loved the animals. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buffalo Seven boutique offers clothes, jewelry and place to gather in Georgetown

Owner Kris Stevens’ masks with cute prints were a hit at a time when it was hard to find even basic masks—orders came in by the hundreds.

Georgetown ISD moving forward with equity in education initiative

The equity initiative began in December 2018, when the district reached out for community feedback on what people believe is a future-ready child. The community stated they wanted their children to be culturally aware.