CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: TEA assigns former Carroll ISD superintendent to monitor Round Rock ISD school board; Zoho opens new office in New Braunfels and more top news

A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Texas Education Agency letter shared by Round Rock ISD states that former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Falty has been assigned to monitor the district. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 17.

Note: The following stories were published Dec. 15-16.

Central Texas

TEA assigns former Carroll ISD superintendent to monitor Round Rock ISD school board


A Texas Education Agency letter released in December states former Carroll ISD Superintendent David Faltys has been assigned to monitor Round Rock ISD.


UPDATED: Williamson County commissioners exclude Leander ISD, Round Rock ISD from coronavirus relief funds

Williamson County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 to allocate additional federal coronavirus relief funds to school districts in the county except for Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD during its Dec. 14 meeting.

Zoho opens new office in New Braunfels’ historic Saengerhalle building

On Dec. 16, Zoho Corp. announced the opening of a new 10,000-square-foot office in the Saengerhalle building in New Braunfels.

Planning for 19-acre lakeshore development in downtown Austin moves on into 2022

Initial plans for the transformation of the "Statesman PUD" site that could bring a new landmark development to the south shore of Lady Bird Lake are progressing and could be finalized in early 2022.

Greater Houston

Montgomery ISD discontinuing limited open enrollment for new families in 2022-23, citing growth


Montgomery ISD officials announced a change to the district's limited open enrollment policy Dec. 14, noting the district will no longer be accepting requests for new families residing outside the district to enroll in MISD for the 2022-23 school year. However, the update does not apply to families currently taking part in limited open enrollment.

Brooke Sjoberg, Claire Shoop, Lauren Canterberry, Ben Thompson and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.