2020 Primary Election guide

Joe Warner - Warren Brown



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Chef Carol Irwin is the executive chef at The Buttermilk Cafe. (Courtesy The Buttermilk Cafe)
New Braunfels’ Buttermilk Cafe and more area businesses celebrate milestone anniversaries this summer

The Buttermilk Cafe, Johnson Furniture Co. and New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital all marked anniversaries this summer.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

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Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
New taco spot opens in Four Points; roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including news on when Lou Neff Road will open in Central Austin.

The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shopping coming to Congress Ave.; Pflugerville preps tract near Living Spaces and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area, including news on four businesses coming to Hutto.

In June, the Texas Legislature passed HB 547 that would allow districts to permit homeschool students to participate in local UIL events. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Comal ISD officials: homeschool students will not participate in district UIL events this year

In June, the Texas Legislature passed HB 547 that would allow districts to permit homeschool students to participate in local UIL events. However, it is not yet clear how such a decision would affect a district's UIL classification.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents, and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander ISD 'highly recommends' masks; tax-free weekend tips and more Austin-area news

Read the latest business and education news from the Central Texas area.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

The Centers for Disease Control released new guidance on in-person instruction for K-12 grade schools on March 19. (Courtesy Pexels)
New Braunfels ISD to return to 100% in-person instruction for 2021-22 school year

The district will not offer a full-time remote learning option and masks will not be required for any student or staff member.

New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of the rezoning on July 26. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels City Council approves first reading of rezoning that could make way for more single-family homes along FM 758

Residents voiced concerns that the growing number of residential communities along Hwy. 46 has caused significant traffic issues. Officials said the city does not have jurisdiction over the roadway and can only make decisions regarding land use within city limits.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Once complete, the new capital improvement plan will outline potential capital projects for a future bond election. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
New Braunfels to update capital improvement plan ahead of possible 2023 bond

Once complete, the new capital improvement plan will outline potential capital projects for a future bond election.