Round Rock ISD ordered to complete corrective action plan; Austin ISD receives 'alarming' data on graduates and more top Central Texas news

The Austin ISD board of trustees heard presentations about the number of students who go to college after high school graduation and how their certifications affect income. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Austin ISD board of trustees heard presentations about the number of students who go to college after high school graduation and how their certifications affect income. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Austin ISD board of trustees heard presentations about the number of students who go to college after high school graduation and how their certifications affect income. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Round Rock ISD

TEA installs monitor for Round Rock ISD, citing 2019 complaint against former board president

A Texas Education Agency Monitor has been installed at Round Rock ISD as part of a corrective action plan stemming from a complaint lodged against the board during the 2018-19 school year.

Austin ISD


Austin ISD faces 'alarming' data on student outcomes post-high school

Austin ISD’s board of trustees learned Sept. 9 that low-income Central Texas students are less likely to go to college than low-income students in the rest of the state.

Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs Double L Ranch now set to bring 2,231 homes

The Double L Ranch development northwest of downtown Dripping Springs is set to reduce its commercial land usage and bring 2,231 homes to the area.

Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway construction

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied a motion to halt the construction of the Oak Hill Parkway in Southwest Austin Sept. 13.

Northwest Austin

TxDOT working on improvements to MoPac exit near The Domain

A project funded by the Texas Department of Transportation and Endeavor Real Estate is trying to make the merge from northbound MoPac to Domain Boulevard less sudden.

Brooke Sjoberg, Maggie Quinlan and Benton Graham contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Austin's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission certified its final City Council district map plan for the 2020s Oct. 27. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin's updated City Council district map certified; new boundaries will last through 2020s

The decadelong mapping plan was developed by a panel of city residents in a process designed to be independent and nonpartisan.

Aerial photo of Aldrich Street
Mueller district announces six new businesses, including a new Veracruz All Natural taco shop location

In addition to the acclaimed taco purveyor, a cookie shop and ramen restaurant are headed to Mueller's Aldrich Street.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
See the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including new Kohl’s department store and donut shop

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? Be the first to find out.

If awarded, the grant would help pay for improvements at the last tuber's exit from the Comal River. (Community Impact Newspaper)
City of New Braunfels submits application for grant funding to support Comal River improvements

If awarded, the grant would help pay for improvements at the last tuber's exit from the Comal River.

The French Legation State Historical Site will reopen to the public Oct. 30. (Courtesy Texas Historical Commission)
French Legation Historic Site in Austin reopens after 2-year restoration

The Texas Historical Commission is inviting the public to the grand reopening of the Austin French Legation State Historic Site on Oct. 30.

An Amazon Distribution center was recently opened in Pflugerville. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amazon submits project application for planned unit development in Round Rock

The application shows that a property located at 2801 CR 172, Round Rock, is the proposed site for a new Amazon warehouse and distribution center.

The city of Bee Cave is seeking to become a Dark Sky Community. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Bee Cave seeking to become Dark Sky Community

Bee Cave is seeking a Dark Sky Community designation from the International Dark-Sky Association.

Souper Salad at University Drive has closed. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Souper Salad closes in Georgetown

The chain serves buffet-style salad, soup and homemade bread.

Kickstart Halloween weekend at Hometown Halloween in downtown Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
13 events to attend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31

Go to Halloween parties, trick-or-treating events, fall festivals, an interactive haunted house, spooky kids activities and trunk-or-treating parties.

Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes operates five locations in the Greater Austin area. (Courtesy Mighty Fine)
Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes to build location in Hutto

Austin-based burger chain Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes will open a sixth location on Ed Schmidt Boulevard in Hutto.

The toll increases are higher this year, as a result of inflation increasing the consumer price index over the past year. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Texas tolling agency moves forward with 5% toll increases for 2022

The increases range from $0.02 to $0.10 per toll and will take effect Jan. 1.

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.