Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock

Round Rock chips away at new north-south road that could relieve congestion

City officials are making progress on building out the vision for a new major arterial roadway that offers drivers another north-south route in Round Rock.


Georgetown residents, H-E-B representatives start petition to allow for the sale of alcohol in Wolf Lakes Village

Georgetown residents and H-E-B representatives are launching a petition campaign to address inconsistencies in alcohol sales rules within the city of Georgetown, according to a Texas Petition Strategies June 7 news release.

Williamson County

Williamson County threatens legal action against Austin hotel for homeless

Williamson County commissioners threatened legal action June 8 against the city of Austin in its decision to purchase a hotel for homeless individuals.

Leander-Cedar Park

Homestead exemption approved for Leander homeowners

Leander council members approved a residential homestead exemption June 3 for all Leander homeowners as property values rise across the area.

Leander-Cedar Park growth breaks appraised home value records

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Leander and Cedar Park areas continue to see record-breaking year-over-year growth in appraised value, according to preliminary Williamson Central Appraisal District data.

Amy Denney, Fernanda Figueroa, Ali Linan and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.