CI NATION ROUNDUP: TxDOT breaks ground on road extension to connect FM 1626 and I-35 in Buda; Harris County commissioners redraw precinct lines for the next decade and more top news

TxDOT broke ground on the $17.7 million project to extend Robert S. Light Boulevard. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT broke ground on the $17.7 million project to extend Robert S. Light Boulevard. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

TxDOT broke ground on the $17.7 million project to extend Robert S. Light Boulevard. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Note: The following stories were published Oct. 27-28.

Central Texas

TxDOT breaks ground on road extension to connect FM 1626 and I-35 in Buda


The Texas Department of Transportation, joined by leaders from Buda, Kyle and Hays County, broke ground Oct. 27 on a project that will extend Robert S. Light Boulevard. The extension will provide a connection from I-35 to FM 1626 and will be done by JC Companies, LLC contractors.


See the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, including new Kohl’s department store and donut shop

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. All information, including cost and timeline, is subject to change.

Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes to build location in Hutto

Austin-based burger chain Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes will open a new location on Ed Schmidt Boulevard in Hutto.

Greater Houston

Harris County commissioners redraw precinct lines for the next decade


Following the 2020 U.S. Census, Harris County commissioners selected a new boundary map for the county’s four commissioner precincts at a special-called meeting Oct. 28.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Construction to start on new 81-acre McKinney retirement community with lake homes


Site work has begun on a new full-service retirement community for people age 55 and older.

Zara Flores, Emily Lincke, Morgan O’Neal, Carson Ganong and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.


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The San Marcos Public Library is located at 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Public Library offering enhanced ID cards to help assist marginalized communities

The new ID cards will feature a person's photo, name, address, birthday and gender.

San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

A new rapid COVID-19 testing site is now open in Kyle. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
A new COVID-19 testing site, a dental office and more now open, coming soon in San Marcos, Kyle

See what has opened recently and is coming soon to San Marcos and Kyle.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

The completion of improvements and construction to the park was on time for the annual holiday light displays. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle celebrates completion of Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park with ribbon-cutting

Choir performances, the arrival of Santa and more activities were held to celebrate completion of the park project.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays CISD to hold special meeting regarding resignation of school board member

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment.

Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.