Read popular news on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the past week from the Austin area.

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.


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.