See the five most popular stories on our website in the Austin area for Sept.

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.



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Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
'We still have a long way to go': Central Texas physician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions for Community Impact Newspaper related to the coronavirus vaccine, its efficacy and costs, and other related matters.

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter. (Courtesy Adobe Stock Images)
President Joe Biden's inauguration spurs reactions from elected officials around Texas

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
EXPLAINED: When, where and how Texans can receive the COVID-19 vaccine

As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

Feeding Texas hosted a Jan. 19 webinar to discuss legislative highlights for the 87th Texas Legislature. (Screenshot courtesy Feeding Texas)
Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

H-E-B is preparing to accept coronavirus vaccine appointments through an online portal. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B launches vaccine portal; Whipped Bakery opens in Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar shared a new revenue estimate for the 2022-23 biennium Jan. 11. (Courtesy Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Comptroller projects drop in state revenue, potential for economic uptick for next biennium

Despite the slight reduction in expected revenue for the state's 2022-23 budget, recovery could be on the horizon.

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds more than 900 new cases Jan. 9-11

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County.

After every decennial census, states and local jurisdictions must go through a process known as redistricting: redrawing the boundaries for representation. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
More congressional seats, equal populations: What redistricting means for Texas in 2021

Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Jeff Archer, executive director of the Texas Legislative Council, in January about the redistricting process that will be carried out by the Texas Legislature this year.

The acquisition of the Texas franchise by Peak Rock Capital was completed in early January. (Courtesy Shipley Do-Nuts)
Shipley Do-Nuts acquired by Austin-based private investment firm affiliate

The Texas franchise known for kolaches and doughnuts has been in business for more than 80 years.