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Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)

Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why. (Community Impact staff)

Read the top stories in September on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the Austin area.

Williamson County

Williamson County COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped dramatically. Here’s why.


Between Sept. 15 and 16, Williamson County hospitalization count dropped from 74 to 16 after a data feed error was corrected, Williamson County and Cities Health District officials said.

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'I’ve cried almost every day': Inside Round Rock ISD's return to in-person learning

Sixteen-year-old Madison Talkington said she loves school—or at least, she used to. A junior at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock ISD, Talkington is a varsity-level water polo player with a 4.0 grade point average. But this semester, she said, she is barely treading water.

“So far, we’ve had about a month of online school, and I’ve cried almost every day,” Talkington said. “The only thing I’ve learned is that I don’t have very good Wi-Fi.”

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.

Henna family readies 46-acre site for mixed-use development in Round Rock

A 46-acre site near Mays Street and Hwy. 79 in Round Rock is being primed for a future mixed-use development.

Central Austin

On-street parking changes in Austin: Windshield stickers, time limits are no more

Starting Sept. 1, the city of Austin is changing its system for drivers parking at on-street metered spaces throughout the city.

Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

An "I Voted" sticker is left outside the Northwest Recreation Center in Austin, one of 37 early voting polling places open in Travis County. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than half of all Travis County voters have cast their ballots, exceeding early voting turnout percentage in 2016

More than 448,000 votes have been cast in Travis County. Early voting closes on Oct. 30.

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus spread risk drops to ‘minimal’

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County.

More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have already cast their ballot ahead of the November election. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have cast their ballot ahead of the November election

The county surpassed the total number of early voters in 2016 on Oct. 22.

The city of Round Rock will provide free rides on all city bus routes Nov. 3 in partnership with the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Ride to Vote" initiative. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to provide free bus rides to Election Day polling sites

The city of Round Rock will provide free rides on all city bus routes Nov. 3 in partnership with the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Ride to Vote" initiative.

The planned improvements come as part of the city's 2020 pavement maintenance program, with funding provided by the fiscal year 2019-20 streets and drainage budget. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pflugerville to kickstart Heatherwilde rehabilitation improvements Oct. 28

The planned improvements come as part of the city's 2020 pavement maintenance program, with funding provided by the fiscal year 2019-20 streets and drainage budget.

Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan brands)
Goodstock by Nolan Ryan expands to national delivery services and 2 other business updates

Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 47 new cases of the coronavirus Oct. 23

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

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

Beginning Oct. 26, 14 Pflugerville ISD locations will be available for curbside meal pickup services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pflugerville ISD announces curbside meal pickup site changes

Beginning Oct. 26, 14 Pflugerville ISD locations will be available for curbside meal pickup services.

Round Rock ISD traditionally plans for four early release days at the end of each semester for its high school students. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
8 Round Rock ISD early release days converted into full instructional days

Round Rock ISD traditionally plans for four early release days at the end of each semester for its high school students.

Yonders Point, a plaza and a terraced seating area with outdoor swings and lounge chairs, will be constructed on a field southwest of the intersection of Harrell Parkway and Aten Loop. (Rendering courtesy city of Round Rock)
Plaza, terraced overlook among improvements planned for Old Settlers Park in Round Rock

Yonders Point will be constructed on a field near the intersection of Harrell Parkway and Aten Loop within Old Settlers Park.