Early voting, water studies and other things to know April 24-28 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

On March 30, members of the Hutto Police Department, the city of Hutto and Kelley's family gathered to honor Sgt. Chris Kelley at Chris Kelley Boulevard.

On March 30, members of the Hutto Police Department, the city of Hutto and Kelley's family gathered to honor Sgt. Chris Kelley at Chris Kelley Boulevard.

1. Early voting starts today. Round Rock voters will decide the fate of two positions on City Council and the mayor's seat, and Round Rock ISD voters can decide if a $572.09 million RRISD bond will be approved. Pflugerville ISD voters will decide on several trustee spots for PfISD, and Hutto voters will cast ballots on Hutto ISD trustees, two City Council places and several charter amendments. Keep informed on where and when to vote with Community Impact Newspaper's guide to early voting and a full list of everything on the ballot.

2. Pflugerville will hold a City Council meeting on Tuesday night after a busy last week announcing a major business deal. City officials announced that the city inked a deal with Costco to open a new location by mid-2018 at SH 45 N and SH 130.

3. Round Rock will hold a City Council meeting on Thursday night to examine various ordinance changes, including one that will approve the creation of new zoning districts for mixed-use development and residential subdivisions with varying lot sizes.

4. Hutto is considering purchasing a water system with a potential price tag of $63 million. The city is evaluating this deal because of restrictions in the city's current water contract. Hutto officials started these considerations because of high water rates exposed by a study of utility rates at the April 6 council meeting.

5. A bill to dedicate Hwy. 79 in Hutto as the Sgt. Chris Kelley Memorial Highway is moving forward in the Texas Legislature. In an unprecedented move, lawmakers expedited the progress of the legislation by voting it immediately out of committee. The legislators heard moving testimony from members of Kelley's family and fellow police officers.


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