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.


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.

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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.


Georgetown began their sidewalk improvement plan in May and hopes to make the Square more accessible and safe. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sidewalk improvements on the Georgetown Square continue with lane closure

Construction will continue on the Georgetown Square as improvements are being made to the sidewalks in downtown Georgetown that will create better accessibility and improve safety for pedestrians, according to city officials.

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Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo ready to open gates Oct. 21 after coronavirus delay

After the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo was postponed in 2020, county and fair officials said they are excited to kick off the agricultural celebration.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

Eanes ISD relaxes in-person visitation rules. (Courtesy Pexels)
Eanes ISD easing restrictions on campus activities

Eanes ISD easing restrictions in time for Veterans Day celebrations

A new King Liquor location opened in September in Georgetown. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Liquor store opens second location in Georgetown

Enjoy a selection of spirits at this Georgetown liquor store.

Wag Heaven's mural depicts Nemo, a German Shepherd who served in the U.S Air Force during Vietnam and saved his handlers life on the field of battle. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wag Heaven to host dog wash event benefiting veterans in Georgetown this weekend, Oct. 23

Volunteers will clean visitors' furry friends at Wag Heaven’s charity dog washing event for the Georgetown Rotary Club’s annual Field of Honor event

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.

Black Rock Coffee Bar's menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Barton Springs Pool reopens and more Central Texas news

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

Williamson County Commissioners hope to vote on a new county precinct map before the end of November. The redistricting process comes after the county saw an explosion of population growth from 2010-20, according to census numbers. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Officials look to make new Williamson County precinct map available to public in early November

Williamson County will redraw its commissioner precinct map after the county saw a 44% growth in population over the past decade.

Have fun at a rodeo this fall, enter your pecans in a competition and pick a pumpkin at a fall festival.  (Courtesy Fotolia)
WilCo Notebook: Williamson County Rodeo Oct. 21-23 plus fun fall activities

Williamson County fall activities, including the WilCo Rodeo, Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Festival and WilCo Pecan Show.

Proposition A of the Georgetown ISD bond package includes funding design work to repurpose Benold Middle School into an elementary school. (Eddie Harbour/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD voters face five propositions on November ballot

Growth is top priority in five-proposition bond package from GISD.

The new H-E-B store is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in north Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: New H-E-B in Leander opening soon; Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 18.