Amazon's purchase of Round Rock land frustrates residents; Austin ISD teachers express burnout concerns and more top local news

During a meeting between representatives of Amazon and members of the Greater Round Rock West Neighborhood Association Nov. 1, residents shared their frustration with the news that 193 acres of property off CR 172 had been purchased by the tech giant with the intention of building a warehouse and distribution center. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
During a meeting between representatives of Amazon and members of the Greater Round Rock West Neighborhood Association Nov. 1, residents shared their frustration with the news that 193 acres of property off CR 172 had been purchased by the tech giant with the intention of building a warehouse and distribution center. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

During a meeting between representatives of Amazon and members of the Greater Round Rock West Neighborhood Association Nov. 1, residents shared their frustration with the news that 193 acres of property off CR 172 had been purchased by the tech giant with the intention of building a warehouse and distribution center. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)



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Round Rock

Amazon purchased Round Rock land, neighborhood residents upset over possible facility

During a meeting between representatives of Amazon and members of the Greater Round Rock West Neighborhood Association, residents shared their frustration with news that the company purchased 193 acres of property off CR 172 to build a warehouse and distribution center.

Austin ISD



Austin ISD teachers tell board morale at all-time low


More than a dozen Austin ISD teachers called into the Oct. 28 meeting of the district’s board of trustees to say that they are exhausted and concerned about retention.

Leander ISD

Unofficial results: Leander ISD voters narrowly fail 2 of 3 bond propositions

Just one of Leander ISD's three bond propositions will pass, according to unofficial election results from Travis and Williamson counties.

Georgetown ISD

Voters approve 2 out of 5 bond propositions in Georgetown ISD


Voters in Georgetown ISD approved two out of five bond proposition Nov. 2, totaling $381.7 million that will pay for future infrastructure and amenities in the district.

Austin metro

Austin airport expansion plans take off as region continues growing


In June 2020, four months after announcing 2019 broke its passenger count record, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport issued a bleak projection: It could take until 2024 to climb back to its prepandemic passenger levels.

Brooke Sjoberg, Maggie Quinlan, Taylor Girtman, Brittany Andes and Benton Graham contributed to this report.