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.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

'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.