Groundbreaking planned for new manufacturing site in Hutto; 575 homes coming to Southwest Austin and more top Central Texas news

Kval will be located within Hutto's Innovation Business Park. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kval will be located within Hutto's Innovation Business Park. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kval will be located within Hutto's Innovation Business Park. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Groundbreaking planned for new manufacturing site in Hutto

Advanced door machinery company Kval is building a new site at Hutto's Innovation Business Park, located at 1591 Innovation Blvd., according to a release from the city.

Pflugerville ISD board hears from public on both sides of mask mandate



The day after Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Doug Killian sent a letter to parents and staff informing them the district would implement a mask mandate, the board of trustees met for a special meeting to continue a discussion of mask-wearing.

Southwest Austin

Development just outside Southwest Austin will bring up to 575 homes

Developers of a new master-planned neighborhood, Parten Ranch, hope to add up to 575 new homes in the $400,000-$800,000 range.

New H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in October

H-E-B plans to open a new location in Oak Hill on Oct. 27, according to a news release from the company.

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander ISD superintendent orders mask requirement

Leander ISD will require masks at its campuses effective Aug. 18, according to an announcement from Superintendent Bruce Gearing.

Brian Rash, Maggie Quinlan and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.






MOST RECENT

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

An amendment to Hutto's school zone ordinance passed Sept. 16 will allow the city engineer to freely adjust school zones' active hours. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto officials amend school zone ordinance to allow for changes in hours of operation

An amendment to Hutto's school zone ordinance passed Sept. 16 will allow the city engineer to freely adjust school zones' active hours.

lady on stage singing in front of huge crowd at music in the park in pflugerville texas
5 things to do in Pflugerville and Hutto this weekend, Sept. 24-26

Your weekend agenda is here. Take the kids to meet Curious George, swap out your unwanted plants for new ones at the library, and listen to a cover band while drinking a beer in the park.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

Superintendent Celina Estrada Thomas updates the HISD Board of Directors on district safety policies. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto ISD temporarily closing classrooms considered COVID-19 “cluster sites”

Hutto ISD began temporarily closing elementary classrooms considered “problematic cluster sites,” meaning three or more COVID-19 infections originated from them over a 14-day period, on Sept. 21.

Flights between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London-Heathrow will resume Oct. 13 for the first time in 17 months. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
British Airways to resume service from Austin to London in October

The flights will run three days per week and include COVID-19 safety measures for passengers.

Hutto Memorial Stadium will reopen to a ribbon cutting and homecoming game Oct. 15. (Courtesy Hutto ISD)
Hutto Memorial Stadium on track to open Oct. 15

Hutto Memorial Stadium will reopen to a ribbon cutting and homecoming game Oct. 15.

Hutto ISD is preparing to offer a virtual learning program in partnership with education company Pearson. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto ISD moves forward with virtual learning option for kindergarten through sixth grade

With Senate Bill 15 now providing funding for students who attend class online, Hutto ISD is taking steps toward offering a virtual instruction option for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The Austin metropolitan statistical area surpasses COVID-19 pandemic job losses. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin regains all pandemic job loss, San Antonio nearly misses top 10 best performing metros in the country

The Austin and San Antonio metropolitan statistical areas continue their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travis County sent a letter to TxDOT Sept. 21 asking it to explore more options for its I-35  design through downtown Austin. (Community Impact Staff)
Travis County says TxDOT I-35 proposals need ‘more work’ in letter to the state transportation agency

TxDOT said that taking down the highway’s upper decks from Airport Boulevard to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard necessitates property displacements.

The Kebab Shop is now serving Mediterranean food out of Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Kebab Shop open for business in Pflugerville

The Kebab Shop is now serving Mediterranean food out of Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center.