CI NATION ROUNDUP: Staffing shortages continue to plague Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto; Maple Street Biscuit Co. coming to Keller and more top news

Signs seeking staff such as the one at Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Round Rock have become more common in recent months. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper
Signs seeking staff such as the one at Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Round Rock have become more common in recent months. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper

Signs seeking staff such as the one at Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Round Rock have become more common in recent months. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 5.

Note: The following stories were published between Oct. 1-4.

Central Texas

Staffing shortages continue to plague a variety of industries in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto


Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Round Rock has had to modify its operating hours several times in the last few months when it did not have sufficient staff to remain open, and the Chick-fil-A at 18617 Limestone Commercial Drive in Pflugerville closed its dine-in and curbside services Aug. 23, citing staffing shortages.


Dallas-Fort Worth

Flower Mound to consider zoning changes ahead of Lewisville ISD land sale to home developers


One of the district’s properties is located near Vickery Elementary School between Wager Road and Blue Sky Lane. The other is near Shadow Ridge Middle School between Spinks Road and Long Prairie Road.

Church proposing multifamily development at Custer Road and Legacy Drive in Plano

A 363-unit apartment complex is in the early stages of planning at the southeast corner of Custer Road and Legacy Drive in Plano.

Maple Street Biscuit Co. coming soon to Keller

The restaurant is known for its “comfort food with a modern twist” and offers a variety of biscuits, waffles and bowls.

Greater Houston

Here's what to know before the Texas Renaissance Festival returns Oct. 9


The 47th annual Texas Renaissance Festival returns for eight weekends this fall with health and safety measures in place, themed weekends and new entertainment.

Carson Ganong, Samantha Van Dyke, Anna Lotz, Erick Pirayesh and Bailey Lewis contributed to this report.


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Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo ready to open gates Oct. 21 after coronavirus delay

After the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo was postponed in 2020, county and fair officials said they are excited to kick off the agricultural celebration.

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

Eanes ISD relaxes in-person visitation rules. (Courtesy Pexels)
Eanes ISD easing restrictions on campus activities

Eanes ISD easing restrictions in time for Veterans Day celebrations

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock as drive-thru only

Taco Palenque opened its first Round Rock restaurant Oct. 15 at 130 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock.

Libros Bookmobile travels to local farmers markets in Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville and other nearby cities. (Courtesy Veronica Johnson)
Libros Bookmobile now operating in Hutto, Pflugerville and Round Rock areas

Libros Bookmobile travels to local farmers markets in Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville and other nearby cities.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
MAP: 5 commercial projects filed in Round Rock and Pflugerville, including new Wingstop

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.

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan gave his annual State of the City address at the Kalahari Convention Center on Oct. 19. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock mayor reflects on economic development, COVID-19 in State of the City address

Economic development, transportation needs and COVID-19 all featured as prominent topics during Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan's State of the City address.

 The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
MAP: 5 commercial projects filed in Round Rock and Pflugerville, including new construction on Avery Nelson Parkway

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

The AUS2 Amazon fulfillment center in Pflugerville began operations Oct. 17. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon fulfillment center in Pflugerville officially operational, will continue hiring blitz

The AUS2 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Pflugerville is now officially operational, and a company representative said the facility will continue taking on new employees into next year.

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.

Black Rock Coffee Bar's menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Barton Springs Pool reopens and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Williamson County Commissioners hope to vote on a new county precinct map before the end of November. The redistricting process comes after the county saw an explosion of population growth from 2010-20, according to census numbers. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Officials look to make new Williamson County precinct map available to public in early November

Williamson County will redraw its commissioner precinct map after the county saw a 44% growth in population over the past decade.