Some 1M gallons of sewage overflows into San Marcos River; counties resume vaccinations and more top Central Texas news

Roughly a million gallons of sewage flowed into the San Marcos River on Feb. 18. (Katharine Jose/Community Impact Newspaper)
Roughly a million gallons of sewage flowed into the San Marcos River on Feb. 18. (Katharine Jose/Community Impact Newspaper)

Roughly a million gallons of sewage flowed into the San Marcos River on Feb. 18. (Katharine Jose/Community Impact Newspaper)

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About 1M gallons of sewage discharged into San Marcos River Feb. 18

Roughly 1 million gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into the San Marcos River near the intersection of River Road and the I-35 frontage road Feb. 18, according to a press release issued by the city of San Marcos.

Travis County



Travis County and 3 Central Texas neighbors to pilot mass vaccination site

Travis, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop counties will collaborate to pilot a mass vaccination site at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend, Travis County Judge Andy Brown said at a Feb. 23 Commissioners Court meeting.

New Braunfels

UPDATE: Creekside Crossing upgrade to finish in New Braunfels in early 2022

A project to expand and improve the portion of FM 306 between Town Center Drive and I-35 is now expected to be completed in February 2022.

Williamson County

Williamson County expects double COVID-19 vaccine doses after winter storm delay

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said the county’s hub, in partnership with Family Hospital Systems, will receive two weeks' worth of COVID-19 vaccines after the winter storm that plummeted much of Texas delayed deliveries during the week of Feb. 15.

During a Feb. 23 Commissioners Court meeting, the judge updated the court on the status of the vaccines, saying the county as a whole expects to receive 20,400 doses.

Austin

Austin Public Health resumes vaccinations, testing after weather-related delays

Austin Public Health is in the process of rescheduling thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments after winter storm conditions shut down the regional vaccination hub’s operations for more than a week.

Warren Brown, Olivia Aldridge, Lauren Canterberry and Ali Linan contributed to this report.



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Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett addressed council April 20 regarding an ordinance restricting sex offenders' residency in the city. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle officials revisit safety zones designed to restrict registered sex offender residency

After numerous, divisive public discussions that began in February, the city of Kyle is once again considering implementing child safety zones that would restrict where registered sex offenders may go and reside.

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster addresses City Council on April 20. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle makes play to be designated official Pie Capital of Texas

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Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Townhome district to help diversify Kyle’s housing profile

A townhome district in Kyle is defined as allowing attached, single-family structures with four or more dwelling units at a minimum of 1,000 square feet per unit.

A team from Texas State University presented findings to Kyle City Council on an ongoing ride-hailing partnership with Uber. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Analysis: Uber/Kyle partnership so far meeting expectations

During Kyle's April 20 meeting, the Texas State University team said the Kyle model would have to surpass 58 riders per day to exceed the city's budget—$150,000 for fiscal year 2020-21.

Mayor Jane Hughson speaks during a groundbreaking for medical marijuana company Goodblend in San Marcos on April 19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Medical marijuana company breaks ground in San Marcos

Goodblend will build a $25 million medical cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility near the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos.

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 500 votes in first day of early voting

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Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)
San Marcos CISD working on plan for student vaccinations

While no students at San Marcos CISD have yet been vaccinated for COVID-19, at least not as part of any district program, a plan is in the works to ramp up inoculations for that population.

Tracey Benson updated SMCISD board members virtually regarding an ongoing equity audit during an April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)
Recommendations coming to San Marcos CISD regarding ongoing racial equity audit

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Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Austin FC supporters celebrate the official announcement of the team in January 2019. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
How, where to watch historic first Austin FC match April 17

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