Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

VIDEO: Tour the Kalahari resort under construction in Round Rock

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12.

Central Austin



Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter


Austinites could be staring at a trail of taillights while attending the area’s annual holiday light show at Zilker Park this winter.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options


A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.

Vintage clothing shop Soul Shine opening Oct. 1 in New Braunfels

Vintage clothing store Soul Shine, located at 292 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, will open for a soft opening Oct. 1. Owner Judy Dickerson said a grand opening event will also be held at the store Oct. 21 and will include live music.

Williamson County

Parks Pass program coming to Williamson County in October


The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a Parks Pass program to be used at its four county parks and expo center during a Sept. 15 meeting.

Nicholas Cicale, Brian Rash, Ali Linan and Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.



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Here is an update on COVID-19 cases in Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County reports lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Sept. 28

As of Sept. 28, there are five patients hospitalized and none in intensive care.

The second grading period for PfISD begins Oct. 13. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know ahead of Pflugerville ISD's second grading period

Parents interested in changing their child's learning model must contact their campus's registrar by Sept. 30 to change their instruction format.

Luna's Tacos' menu features international tacos influenced by different regions throughout the world. (Courtesy Luna's Tacos)
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Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody (center) with his attorney, Gerry Morris, maintained his innocence during a Sept. 28 news conference after a Williamson County grand jury indicted the elected official for evidence tampering in the Javier Ambler case. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
‘I did not tamper with evidence’: Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody speaks on indictment charges

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody maintained his innocence during a Sept. 28 news conference after a Williamson County grand jury indicted the elected official for evidence tampering in the Javier Ambler case.

Get to know the two candidates, Michelle Ly and Tina Steiner, who are running for Round Rock City Council Place 1.
November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock City Council Place 1

Get to know the two candidates, Michelle Ly and Tina Steiner, who are running for Round Rock City Council Place 1.

Meet the candidates running for Williamson County attorney in November. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Election Q&A: Meet Williamson County attorney candidates

Candidates Dee Hobbs and Stan O. Springerley speak on why they are the best candidate and how they will tackle COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Capital Metro's board of directors approved the public transportation agency's $390.5 million budget for fiscal year 2020-21 on Sept. 28. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
$390.5 million Capital Metro budget projects $14 million reduction in sales tax revenue

Cap Metro's sales tax revenue for the upcoming year landed between the best- and worst-case projections its CFO had presented earlier this summer.

Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick held a press conference Sept. 28 on the indictment of Sheriff Robert Chody. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Williamson County DA speaks on Sheriff Robert Chody evidence-tampering indictment, offers timeline

The sheriff was indicted Sept. 25 for evidence tampering related to the Javier Ambler case.

The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus positivity rate drops again to 3.4%

The county reported 10 confirmed cases and one additional death.

Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference
Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)
Scary good: New Braunfels Ghost Tours makes top 10 list and more Central Texas news

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Travis County voter round-up, ballot box
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