Pflugerville ISD names Elementary No. 22 after former teacher and more top Central Texas news from this week

PfISD received a total of 613 name recommendations for Elementary No. 22 and Middle School No. 7, district officials said Oct. 15. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
PfISD received a total of 613 name recommendations for Elementary No. 22 and Middle School No. 7, district officials said Oct. 15. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

PfISD received a total of 613 name recommendations for Elementary No. 22 and Middle School No. 7, district officials said Oct. 15. (Rendering courtesy Pflugerville ISD)

Read the top news from the past week from the Austin area.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Pflugerville ISD honors former teacher in naming Elementary No. 22

Pflugerville ISD's future Elementary No. 22 will be named in honor of a former teacher who dedicated more than 16 years of teaching to the district, PfISD's board of trustees revealed Oct. 15.

Lake Travis-Westlake



Lakeway to consider adoption of thoroughfare plan

The document is a long-range plan for the city’s future roadway development, according to the meeting agenda. Also included in the plan is a pedestrian facilities plan, which offers long-term plans for sidewalks, shared-use paths and off-road trails.

Williamson County

Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Williamson County had the highest percentage of early voter turnout among Texas counties in the first five days of early voting, according to Williamson County Elections Department data.

Williamson County daily coronavirus update stalled after inconsistencies are found

Williamson County and Cities Health District announced Oct. 19 it would not update its dashboard that day after the state's Texas Health Trace COVID-19 reporting system found inconsistencies with the county of residence assignment of COVID-19 case investigations, the dashboard read. The Oct. 19 data update should have included information from Oct. 17-19.

On Oct. 20, viewers were again notified that there would not be an update.

Leander-Cedar Park

Blue Corn Harvest coming to Leander and 5 more local business updates

These Cedar Park and Leander businesses are now open, coming soon, relocating or expanding.

Kelsey Thompson, Brian Perdue, Ali Linan and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville selects Melissa Neel as new finance director

Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release.

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
160-acre annexation, including future wine distributions site, moves ahead in Pflugerville

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor.

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
October townhouse sales jump 150% in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis.

The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.

Beginning Nov. 30, the city of Pflugerville will kick off improvements on Sweetwood Song Drive, Laurelleaf Drive and Gazania Drive. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville road work on Sweetwood Song Drive, Larelleaf Drive to begin Nov. 30

Beginning Nov. 30, the city of Pflugerville will kick off improvements on Sweetwood Song Drive, Laurelleaf Drive and Gazania Drive.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator. (Community Impact staff)
376 new cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson County from Nov. 20-23

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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(Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville debuts new Creekside Park playground, opens Wilbarger Creek Park to public

Creekside Park's renovated play space replaced 21-year-old equipment with a new play area for children ages 2-5 as well as one for ages 5-12 that includes swings and a shade structure.