Judge: Williamson County has no control over water, electricity utilities and other popular news from Central Texas

Williamson County, like the entire state of Texas, continues to deal with rolling blackouts, but county Judge Bill Gravell wants to remind residents the county does not have any control over water or electric utilities. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County, like the entire state of Texas, continues to deal with rolling blackouts, but county Judge Bill Gravell wants to remind residents the county does not have any control over water or electric utilities. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County, like the entire state of Texas, continues to deal with rolling blackouts, but county Judge Bill Gravell wants to remind residents the county does not have any control over water or electric utilities. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Williamson County

Judge: Williamson County has no control over water, electricity utilities

County Judge Bill Gravell reminded residents the county does not have any control over water or electric utilities.

“Let me be clear, Williamson County does not control the power,” Gravell said in an interview with Community Impact Newspaper.



San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

'God put it in my heart': San Marcos restaurant gives away nearly all of its food during crippling winter storm

As co-owner of both locations of OMG Seafood—one in Bryan and one in San Marcos—Shane Billiot said it was in part due to his experience with the Houston and Louisiana disasters that led him to give away more than $12,000 of food from his establishments Feb. 16.

Austin

U.S. Postal Service operations in Austin suspended indefinitely since Feb. 16

The U.S. Postal Service confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper on Feb. 18 that delivery service has been suspended indefinitely and has remained that way since Feb. 16. Feb. 15 was a holiday—Presidents Day—which means Austinites have not received regular mail since Feb. 13.

Vaccines arrive in Central Texas hospitals, clinics and pharmacies thanks in part to research developed locally

Typically, it takes 12-18 months to develop a new vaccine, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But vaccine researchers—including some in Austin—wasted no time, kicking into high gear in January 2020, before the coronavirus ever reached the United States.

Georgetown

Upscale private gated RV community coming to Georgetown

Upscale private gated RV community Reagan Ridge RV Park is coming to Georgetown in spring 2022. The park will have 71 RV spaces and require a private code to enter the property.

Ali Linan, Olivia Aldridge, Brian Rash and Christopher Neely contributed to this report.