Capital Farm Credit now open in Round Rock

Capital Farm Credit opened a Round Rock office Nov. 1, 2019, staff confirmed Jan. 22. Located at 710 Hesters Crossing, Ste. 200, Round Rock, the financial agency offers credit and financing services for agricultural producers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners. Capital Farm Credit serves more than 21,500 members and has offices in 192 of Texas' 254 counties. 512-640-1870. www.capitalfarmcredit.com/locations/round-rock-credit-office
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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The create-your-own pizza chain restaurant allowed guests to customize personal pizzas with a variety of toppings. (Courtesy PizzaRev)
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The temporary closure is set to run from April 6-May 1. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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