Rodeo coming to Round Rock and more Austin-area news

Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)
Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)

Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)

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Rodeo Austin, Round Rock Express to host Bulls in the Ballpark at Dell Diamond in November


Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express announced Oct. 8 they will host a two-night event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14.

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San Marcos reduces speed limits on third street near downtown


San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Oct. 7 to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph on Burleson Street between Moore Street and Prospect Street.

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Leander duo creates innovative Japanese dishes for customers at Kai Sushi


Kai Sushi aims to be “the Cheers of sushi.”

Referencing the Boston bar and popular TV show, owners Judy Yoon and Mike Kim want their customers to eat quality sushi and Japanese dishes without the formalities or prices of high-end sushi bars. Their goal is “good sushi, good food and good vibes.”

Central Austin

New coffee and taco spot from Veracruz and Medici Roasting opens, plus more business news from downtown Austin

Here are five new business and development updates in and around Austin's downtown.

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Lake Travis SpringFest tentatively set for December


The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce announced a new tentative date and location for its 13th annual SpringFest event, which was initially scheduled for April 25.

Paz Veterinary opens Rollingwood location

Paz Veterinary opened its new Rollingwood location, Paz West, on Sept. 29 at 2724 Bee Caves Road, Austin, across from Trader Joe's. The full-service veterinary clinic is now taking appointments and offers both traditional and holistic treatments for pets.

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Following Gov. Abbott announcement, Williamson County to open its bars, while Travis County holds off

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said he intends to allow bars and similar establishments to operate following Gov. Greg Abbott's Oct. 7 announcement, while Travis County officials said they will hold off before a decision is made.

Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Ali Linan, Warren Brown, Taylor Girtman and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County reports 214 new coronavirus cases, 1 death Dec. 1

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

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COVID-19 rates after Thanksgiving have yet to climb, but experts say spike could still be coming

As Austin awaits a vaccine whose first doses could arrive by the end of 2020, health officials say the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on the spread of the virus could take time to show up.

The primary focus of the plan is to help make city services, facilities, programs and activities more accessible to all residents. (Screenshot courtesy city of Pflugerville)
As Pflugerville prepares plan to improve accessibility, city seeks public input

The primary focus of the plan is to help make city services, facilities, programs and activities more accessible to all residents in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Here is how Williamson County is being impacted by the coronavirus. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County adds more than 1,000 reported coronavirus cases Nov. 25-30

The county's positivity rate, or rate at which test return postiive, sits at 8.15%, data shows.

The changes come following the Round Rock Transportation Department's annual traffic signal operations, which "assist traffic flow as the city grows and traffic patterns change and evolve." (Courtesy Fotolia)
Round Rock to debut traffic pattern changes on 2 A.W. Grimes intersections in December

The changes come following the Round Rock Transportation Department's annual traffic signal operations, which "assist traffic flow as the city grows and traffic patterns change and evolve."

Daniel Presley's appointment follows the Nov. 13 resignation of Steve Flores, whose last day is Dec. 1. (Community Impact staff)
NEW: Daniel Presley named acting superintendent for Round Rock ISD

Presley's appointment follows the Nov. 13 resignation of Steve Flores, whose last day is Dec. 1.

In a Nov. 13 letter to Pflugerville City Council, the Pflugerville Fire Department said it might have to discontinue emergency ambulance services and advanced life support if additional funding is not made available. (Community Impact Staff)
Pflugerville residents push for EMS services amid new emergency district overlay discussions

"To allow citizens to vote on the current topic is to allow them to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent and how their loved ones are cared for," resident Blake Brown said Nov. 24.

The mayor pro tem acts as mayor when the mayor is absent from a meeting. (Community Impact Staff)
Omar Peña to continue as Pflugerville City Council's mayor pro tem

Omar Peña has served as mayor pro tem since 2015, with the position filled each year as new council members join.

Round Rock City Council approved a resolution for the Oakmont Drive extension. (Courtesy Round Rock City Council and Google Earth)
Gattis School Road, N. Mays Street approved for improvements by Round Rock City Council

City Council approved the enactment of eminent domain to acquire property on Gattis School Road to create the Oakmont Drive extension that will run parallel to the road.

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 distribution 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.