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

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Note: The following stories were published Nov. 24-28.

Central Texas

Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin as a whole


The latest figures show home sales throughout the Greater Austin area have dipped year over year since October 2020, but that is not the case for the area within Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.


NOW OPEN: 5 Round Rock businesses that recently opened or relocated

Here are five businesses that have recently opened in Round Rock or relocated to the area.

Greater Houston

Halal Guys to celebrate grand opening in Pearland


The Halal Guys offers various sandwiches and platters that include chicken and beef as well as humus, fries and desserts.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Cibo Kitchens prepares to open culinary, studio concept in Frisco


The sharable kitchen concept is set to open in about a month at Patios At The Rail in downtown Frisco. It will also function as a studio equipped with live control cameras for food entrepreneurs and culinary shows.

How Roanoke's Oak Street became an attractive corridor for businesses, major development

The Peabody Hotel and The RO mixed-use development are on the way as part of the Roanoke Downtown Plan’s final phase—the main document used since 2004 to redevelop Oak Street.

Brian Rash, Andy Yanez, Brook Sjoberg, Brooklynn Cooper and Sandra Sadek contributed to this report.