CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Bend County sees record COVID-19 cases; Round Rock ISD considering placing superintendent on leave and more top news

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees met Jan. 3 to consider and possibly take action on a recommendation from Texas Education Agency monitor David Faltys to put Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Round Rock ISD board of trustees met Jan. 3 to consider and possibly take action on a recommendation from Texas Education Agency monitor David Faltys to put Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees met Jan. 3 to consider and possibly take action on a recommendation from Texas Education Agency monitor David Faltys to put Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 5.

Note: The following stories were published Jan. 3-4.

Houston metro

Fort Bend County COVID-19 updates for Jan. 4: Previous week delivers most single-day new cases since pandemic began

As of Jan. 4, 96,509 Fort Bend County residents are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.


Austin metro

Round Rock ISD board of trustees calls second meeting to consider putting superintendent on administrative leave


The Round Rock ISD board of trustees took no action on a recommendation from Texas Education Agency monitor David Faltys to put Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave. It will revist the matter Jan. 6.

Williamson County home sales dip in November

Closed listings decreased 4.9% throughout November in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area even though the housing market is on track for a record-breaking year, according to an Austin Board of Realtors press release.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Here are 5 of the latest development projects in McKinney

A Walgreens, a martial arts studio and more are among the latest development projects in McKinney.

Check out 5 of Frisco's latest commercial projects, including new Snooze A.M. Eatery

A breakfast restaurant, a chiropractic office and more are among the latest development projects in Frisco.

Hunter Marrow, Brooke Sjoberg, Trent Thompson and Summer El-Shahawy contributed to this report.