Voting at P. Terry's and possible new dams: Central Texas election news

The Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District issued an $85 million bond proposal to fund several flood safety projects, including a new dam and drainage improvement efforts. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District issued an $85 million bond proposal to fund several flood safety projects, including a new dam and drainage improvement efforts. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District issued an $85 million bond proposal to fund several flood safety projects, including a new dam and drainage improvement efforts. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

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Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District

What voters from Hutto to Leander need to know about $85M Upper Brushy Creek WCID bond proposal

Voters from Hutto to Leander will consider whether to approve an $85 million bond in November. The Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District issued the bond proposal to fund several flood safety projects, including a new dam and drainage improvement efforts.

Pflugerville


What to know about Pflugerville's 2020 bond package

As Texans begin early voting, Pflugerville voters will be tasked with deciding on which city council and school board candidates to vote for as well as whether to pass a three-proposition bond package. Texas' early voting runs from Oct. 13-30 with Election Day scheduled for Nov. 3.

Austin

Voting early? Learn about the 20 Austin City Council candidates vying for five seats

Depending on where they live, Austinites heading to the polls this year could have the opportunity to cast a vote in one of five Austin City Council races.

Breaking down the numbers for Project Connect: Here is what tax bills would look like for Austin homeowners

On Nov. 3, Austin voters will decide whether they want to raise the tax rate in the city in order to fund Project Connect—a plan to significantly expand Capital Metro's public transportation network with three new rail lines, an underground station and other improvements.

Hays County

Hays, Kyle voters to decide on $122 million in bonds

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins Oct. 13, which means area residents will be able to vote on a $75 million Hays County bond, and combined with that, Kyle residents will consider an additional $47 million for two bonds.

Lake Travis-Westlake

P. Terry’s in Westlake one of several atypical Nov. 3 polling locations

Among Travis County’s 177 polling locations for the Nov. 3 election are a few new locations that stand out.

Voters wanting to vote during lunch—and maybe grab lunch at the same time—can cast their ballot inside P. Terry’s Westlake at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.

New Braunfels

Lake Dunlap residents make final push to restore dam

The incident that occurred May 14, 2019, has left residents of Lake Dunlap with a complex choice Nov. 3: Finance a project that will repair the dam, bring water levels back to normal and subsequently increase their annual tax bill by several hundred dollars, or adjust to the new normal—a trickling creek where a lake used to be.

Lauren Canterberry, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson, Christopher Neely, Jack Flagler, Brian Perdue and Warren Brown contributed to this report.


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Photo of a wall of "I voted" stickers
More than 30% of Travis County voters have cast their ballot in first week of early voting

Both in-person voting and by-mail voting in Travis County are up compared to the first week of early voting in 2016.

In the year to date, 42 new townhouse construction projects have popped up in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, according to the Austin Board of Realtors' September housing market report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Townhouse construction skyrockets 950% in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

In the year to date, 42 new townhouse construction projects have popped up in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, according to the Austin Board of Realtors' September housing market report.

Happy Panini is now serving grilled and pressed sandwiches at 207 Farley St., Hutto. (Courtesy Happy Panini)
Happy Panini opens in Hutto and 2 other business updates to know

Happy Panini is now serving grilled and pressed sandwiches at 207 Farley St., Hutto.

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
44 coronavirus cases, 1 death reported in Williamson County on Oct. 16

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

Teach your dog to strike a pose and prepare to vote for the most fabulous furry friend with Pflugerville's Second Annual Pawject Runway. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)
Seven spooktacular, community-based events in Round Rock, Pflugerville from Oct. 16-23

Festive 5Ks, dog runways and mad scientists days—oh my! Here are seven things to do in person and virtually in Round Rock and Pflugerville from Oct. 16-23.

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)
Pflugerville ISD honors former teacher in naming Elementary No. 22

PfISD received a total of 613 name recommendations for Elementary No. 22 and Middle School No. 7, district officials revealed Oct. 15.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the Austin area from the past week.

Last week, Pfugerville ISD had 25,472 enrolled students, PfISD Chief Operating Officer Eduardo Ramos said. This represents a decrease of more than 1,300 students compared to projects. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
1,300 fewer students enrolled in Pflugerville ISD this fall than expected

Last week, Pfugerville ISD had 25,472 enrolled students, PfISD Chief Operating Officer Eduardo Ramos said—a decrease of more than 1,300 students compared to projections.

Superintendent Steve Flores said the district will allow increased mobility on middle and high school campuses beginning Oct. 19.
86% of Round Rock ISD high schoolers choose to continue learning from home

Beginning Oct. 19, students will be allowed to move more freely on secondary campuses, in some cases changing classrooms and passing through the hallways with fewer restrictions.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 19 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, one death Oct. 15

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

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
4-acre lagoon coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.