CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

Note: The following stories were published between Sept. 20-21.

Central Texas

Round Rock ISD board to consider censuring of trustees, mask matrix on Sept. 22


"Several Board members have requested that the censure of trustees Bone and Weston be added to a board agenda," board President Amy Weir said in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper.


Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

This will be the company's 13th locally owned franchise in Texas and brings 30 new jobs, according to the release. The company also plans to open a Cedar Park restaurant in 2022.

Greater Houston

New Caney ISD officials address allegations regarding student with a gun at on-campus event


“Since Saturday night, there has been a continuous stream of allegations of what exactly happened at the homecoming dance, and the overwhelming majority of that information that has been shared online is filled with inaccuracies and only continues to be a disruption to the students, staff and families at Porter High School,” Superintendent Matt Calvert said.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Frisco raises water, sewer, solid waste rates


The rate increases are necessary to meet debt service payments related to the Panther Creek and Stewart Creek wastewater treatment plants, according to Treasury Manager Brett Peterson.

Mixed-use development proposed for Haggard-owned farmland in Plano

According to city documents, more than 100 people responded to the zoning case in opposition of the request. A group of Plano residents attended the meeting to ask the commission to deny the proposal.

Brooke Sjoberg, Wesley Gardner, Taylor Girtman, Matt Payne and Erick Pirayesh contributed to this report.


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An Amazon Distribution center was recently opened in Pflugerville. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amazon submits project application for planned unit development in Round Rock

The application shows that a property located at 2801 CR 172, Round Rock, is the proposed site for a new Amazon warehouse and distribution center.

Kickstart Halloween weekend at Hometown Halloween in downtown Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
13 events to attend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31

Go to Halloween parties, trick-or-treating events, fall festivals, an interactive haunted house, spooky kids activities and trunk-or-treating parties.

The toll increases are higher this year, as a result of inflation increasing the consumer price index over the past year. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Texas tolling agency moves forward with 5% toll increases for 2022

The increases range from $0.02 to $0.10 per toll and will take effect Jan. 1.

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
MAP: 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock and Pflugerville, including career and technical education culinary renovations for Round Rock ISD

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

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford 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. 26.

Prime Nail Bar is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Prime Nail Bar now open in north Round Rock

The nail salon offers manicure, pedicure and waxing services, and takes both appointments and walk-in customers.

Central TexAXE opened in Round Rock at 3590 Rockin J Ave. on Oct. 1. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central TexAXE ax-throwing venue now open in Round Rock

The ax-throwing venue is open Fridays from 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturdays noon-midnight and Sundays 2-10 p.m. After 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and after 8 p.m. on Sundays, no walk-ins will be taken.

More than 35,000 passengers traveled through the airport on Oct. 25, the Monday following the 2021 F1 U.S. Grand Prix. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sees busiest day ever following 2021 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

The new record topped the previous busiest day by more than 3,000 passengers.

A Williamson County project to make improvements to Hairy Man Road and Brushy Creek Road on the 2.2 miles of street between Brushy Bend and Sam Bass Road is now expected to be completed in December, according to the county. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hairy Man Road, Brushy Creek Road project completion expected in December

A Williamson County project to make improvements to Hairy Man Road and Brushy Creek Road on the 2.2 miles of street between Brushy Bend and Sam Bass Road is now expected to be completed in December, according to the county.

Black Sugar Caffe opened in mid-October in Round Rock at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 100. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black Sugar Caffe now open in Round Rock

Black Sugar Caffe opened in mid-October in Round Rock at 635 University Blvd., Ste. 100.