CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 13-14.

Central Texas

Austin Environmental Commission OKs updated version of development plan near Lady Bird Lake

The city of Austin is one step closer to redeveloping land near the Austin American-Statesman building, an area where many Austinites watch the South Congress Avenue bridge bats fly, following the approval of a planned unit development, or PUD.


Herbert’s Taco Hut: a decades-long family business

Herbert’s Taco Hut in San Marcos started as a grocery store in the 1970s.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport moves one step closer to adding fourth security checkpoint at main terminal

With passenger counts approaching pre-pandemic levels, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is moving quickly to increase security capacity, proposing a project that would add a fourth security checkpoint and upgrade machines at the existing three checkpoints.

Greater Houston

La Marketa de Porter shopping center coming soon to Hwy. 59, FM 1314 intersection

La Marketa de Porter, a 36,500-square-foot shopping center that will feature stores such as Pollo Bravo Houston and Supermercados Teloloapan, is coming to Porter.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Crepery and cafe Salomay opens in McKinney

Salomay had its soft opening Oct. 9 at 5121 Collin McKinney Parkway, Ste. 100, McKinney.

Trent Thompson, Eric Weilbacher, Benton Graham, Emily Lincke and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

Santa meets with children at the city of Lakeway's previous Lights On! event. (Courtesy city of Lakeway)
Holiday events happening this weekend in Lake Travis-Westlake

The city of Lakeway and Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce are putting on two holiday events in Lake Travis-Westlake on Dec. 4.

Williamson County has not had any reported human infections of West Nile Virus this year. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Georgetown

This is the third mosquito trap that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Williamson County this week. There have been no reported human infections of the virus in the county this year.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center renovation

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.

Read here to find out about new businesses coming to North Austin's open-air mall The Domain. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Gucci storefront, Razer immersive experience coming to The Domain in early 2022

Two retailers are opening locations at The Domain in spring 2022. Read more about them here. 

Both proposed maps would reallocate portions of District 2 into District 6 to better balance the population. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
City of New Braunfels releases potential redistricting maps ahead of committee recommendation

Both proposed maps would reallocate portions of District 2 into District 6 to better balance the population.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor

The city, along with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, won a state award for a Bergstrom Spur Trail study.

The San Marcos Public Library is located at 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Public Library offering enhanced ID cards to help assist marginalized communities

The new ID cards will feature a person's photo, name, address, birthday and gender.

San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

The closures are related to NBUs Castell Avenue 24-Inch Water Line Project. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Braunfels Utilities announces December road closures

The closures are slated to conclude buy the end of December.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Police Chief Glen Koen meets with members of the community at the Lakeway Police Department meet and greet event on Dec. 2. (Grace Dickens/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway Police Department welcomes chief with meet and greet

Lakeway community members met with new police Chief Glen Koen on Nov. 2.