Our 10 most-read stories so far in 2017 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

The downtown Round Rock mansion has a deal pending.

The downtown Round Rock mansion has a deal pending.

With July underway, the year is officially half over. See what 10 stories from Community Impact Newspaper trended the most in the Austin area so far in 2017.

1. Construction timeline revealed for Costco in Pflugerville
From early April, an update that reveals plans for the new bulk retail store.

2. 7 perks the new Pflugerville Aldi store will offer employees
Posted in mid-January, the discount supermarket chain will establish its first location in the Austin area. 


3. The Scarlet Rabbit will become Finley's in downtown Round Rock
From mid-May, the “Alice in Wonderland”-themed restaurant closed down. New owner Ryan Sabrsula is renovating the building into a bungalow-style restaurant reminiscent of the 1940s.


4. See the plans for the new Pflugerville Costco store coming in 2018
From mid-April, the plans for the new Costco building were released along with a city announcement that more businesses were sure to follow.

5. Round Rock's Sweet Love & Sugar Britches will close at the end of February
From February, the shop that was operating for 14 years officially shuttered in downtown Round Rock.

6. MAP: Don't miss these 10 restaurants that are Now Open in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto
From late June, 10 new restaurants that opened in the area.

7. BREAKING NEWS: Hutto announces business and industrial park deal
From mid-April, the city announced a new 2.5 million square foot industrial and business park.

8. Take a peek inside the Round Rock mansion
From June, a collection of photos from one of Round Rock's most historic treasures.

9. Purchase pending for Round Rock mansion, which could be converted into venue
From June, news that an offer had been made on the Round Rock mansion, which could change the historic structure's purpose.

10. Blackhawk residents pack city council meeting to ask city to buy golf course
From mid-June, concerned neighborhood residents band together to try and save their golf course from development.

 


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The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.

I Live Here I Give Here encourages individuals to donate to nonprofit organizations in their community. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)
I Live Here I Give Here encourages Austinites to donate to local organizations Nov. 30

The nonprofit is encouraging the community to donate for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin; Halal Guys opens in Pearland and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.