CI NATION ROUNDUP: New H-E-B in Leander opening soon; Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case and more top news

The new H-E-B store is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in north Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The new H-E-B store is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in north Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The new H-E-B store is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in north Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 18.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 15-16.

Central Texas

11 businesses now open or coming soon to the Round Rock area

From fitness studios to sushi to hot wings, Round Rock continues to attract small and large businesses.


New H-E-B in Leander opening soon

The 102,000-square-foot store will have expanded departments and offerings such as produce, dairy and the H-E-B Organics brand, according to H-E-B.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Carroll ISD superintendent issues apology, clarification regarding Holocaust comment administrator made during staff training


Following news reports regarding a comment made about the Holocaust by a senior administrator during staff training, Carroll ISD Superintendent Lane Ledbetter issued a statement Oct. 14 apologizing for the misunderstanding.

Frisco ISD proposes attendance zone modifications; rental community coming to McKinney and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Greater Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth

Reversing course, Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case


After initially declining to hear a case challenging the construction of a high-speed rail line in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court granted a motion for a rehearing Oct. 15 allowing the case to move forward.

Brooke Sjoberg, Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Sandra Sadek, Shawn Arrajj, Brooklynn Cooper, Matt Payne and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.


MOST RECENT

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center renovation

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? Be the first to find out.

San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

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.

A new report on capital infrastructure in Round Rock shows that population growth is slower in the city's limits than projected. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock population growth slower than projected in city limits, report shows

A new report on capital infrastructure in Round Rock shows that population growth is slower in the city's limits than projected. 

Oh-Ho Asian BBQ and Chinese closed in Round Rock Nov. 1, according to a notice posted on the door of the establishment. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oh-Ho Asian BBQ and Chinese closed in Round Rock

Oh-Ho Asian BBQ and Chinese closed in Round Rock Nov. 1, according to a notice posted on the door of the establishment.

Light Up the Lake is a three-day festival at Old Settlers Park. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)
5 things to do in Round Rock and Pflugerville this weekend, Dec. 3-5

See a Christmas production at Sam Bass Theatre, go to Light Up the Lake at Old Settlers Park and experience Pflugerville’s Pfestival of Lights.

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.

The Round Rock Chamber announced Dec. 2 that President and CEO Jason Ball will transition to the Lincoln, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce in the new year. (Courtesy Jason Ball/Round Rock Chamber)
Round Rock Chamber announces CEO Jason Ball's departure in new year

The Round Rock Chamber announced Dec. 2 that President and CEO Jason Ball will transition to the Lincoln, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce in the new year. 

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)
See the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including Ascension Medical Group renovation

Curious what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto?

Sam Bass Covered Storage, located at 4700 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock, will close Dec. 31. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sam Bass Covered Storage to close Dec. 31 due to road widening project

Sam Bass Covered Storage will close Dec. 31 due to the Williamson County Sam Bass Road widening project.