$400M development coming to Cedar Park; state sends monitor for Round Rock ISD and more top Central Texas news

NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)
NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)

NFM, previously known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, will be the anchor of the 117-acre project located on New Hope Drive between 183A and US 183. The company has one other Texas store located in The Colony in north Texas. (Courtesy NFM)

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Cedar Park-Leander

NFM to anchor $400M hotel, convention center complex in Cedar Park

In what was called “a once-in-a-generation development,” a $400 million complex featuring a convention center, hotel and 500,000-square-foot NFM store is coming to Cedar Park.

Round Rock


TEA assigns former Carroll ISD superintendent to monitor Round Rock ISD school board

A Texas Education Agency letter released in December states former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Faltys has been assigned to monitor Round Rock ISD.

13 businesses now open or coming soon to Round Rock

From a children's gym to an axe throwing facility to a hardware store, several new businesses have opened or are coming soon to Round Rock.

New Braunfels

1845 Meat Co. now open in New Braunfels

1845 Meat Co., a new purveyor of meats and sausages, opened at 1555 N. Business I-35, New Braunfels, in November.

Williamson County

UPDATED: Williamson County commissioners exclude Leander ISD, Round Rock ISD from coronavirus relief funds


Williamson County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 to allocate additional federal coronavirus relief funds to school districts in the county except for Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD during its Dec. 14 meeting.

Taylor Girtman, Brooke Sjoberg, Lauren Canterberry and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.