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

Williamson County

Williamson County mourns death of Precinct 3 Constable Kevin Stofle

Stofle was appointed ConAustistable for Precinct 3 by a unanimous vote from the Williamson County Commissioners Court in 2013. During a lengthy career, Stofle logged more than 33 years in law enforcement including as Georgetown Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police and as the city’s Emergency Management Coordinator.


Jason O’Malley appointed Pflugerville’s next police chief

O’Malley will immediately begin serving as police chief, and his formal swearing-in ceremony will occur at a later date, according to city information.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

San Marcos city manager announces retirement

His retirement will be effective Jan. 31.

Northwest Austin

Home design business The Shade Store opens new North Austin location

The nationwide retailer—celebrating its 75th anniversary this year—sells custom shades, blinds and draperies for home design.

Round Rock

Hwy. 79 traffic signal work may cause delays for Round Rock drivers Sept. 15-16

Round Rock drivers may experience some traffic delays on Hwy. 79 on Sept. 15 and 16 as city crews work to perform traffic signal work at four intersections along the thoroughfare.

Eddie Harbour, Brian Rash, Eric Weilbacher, Iain Oldman and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.