6:20 AM Dec 8, 2019 CST

ASK THE EDITOR: What major milestones took place locally in 2019?

From downtown improvements to completed transportation projects and more, here are a few of the major milestones that took place in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto in 2019.


4:10 PM Nov 7, 2019 CST

Palaterra, two-story office building and event space, under construction in Round Rock

Palaterra will bring additional retail, office and event space to downtown Round Rock.

Pflugerville Community Development Corp. executive director appointed to Texas Economic Development Council

Amy Madison, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., will serve a two-year term on the Texas Economic Development Council's board of directors.




Nutty Brown Amphitheatre gets 2-year extension to build $10M venue in Round Rock

A highly-anticipated outdoor music venue has delayed its Round Rock opening once again.


468 new jobs, $30.4M investment in 2019: Round Rock Chamber is 'strong,' CEO says in annual address

Round Rock Chamber President and CEO Jason Ball delivered the 2019 State of the Chamber address Dec. 3.


City of Pflugerville to consider 400-acre mixed-use development south of Lake Pflugerville

The 419.52-acre mixed-use development, referred to as Lakeside Meadows, will go before Pflugerville City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting.



UPDATED: Pflugerville City Council approves rezoning ordinance for proposed SH 130 mixed-use development

Pflugerville City Council unanimously approved the second ordinance reading on the rezoning of the proposed SH 130 mixed-use development.


Pflugerville City Council approves appointment of capital improvement bond committee

The Pflugerville Capital Improvement Bond Committee would serve until Feb. 11, 2020.


Proposal for 115 single-family condos faces resistance, ultimately clears rezoning in Round Rock

Round Rock City Council approved the rezoning of 19.35 acres near S. I-35 and Chisholm Trail Road on Nov. 26.


Apple breaks ground on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin; expects to open facility in 2022

Apple announces construction begins on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin



New senior living, multifamily homes proposed for University Boulevard in Round Rock

Additional senior living and multifamily homes could be on the horizon in Round Rock.


Estimated $100M expansion to increase wastewater treatment capacity at plant in Round Rock

Beginning in spring 2020, the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater System Treatment Plant will undergo a three-year expansion to increase capacity by 40%.


University Square under construction in Round Rock

The professional and medical office development is anticipated to open in summer 2020.


150 condos in the works near Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock

Plans for a Round Rock development with 150 single-family condos advanced Oct. 24.



Pflugerville City Council greenlights Lisso tract rezoning request

After months of public hearings, resident meetings and revisits to Pflugerville City Council, council voted 5-2 in favor of rezoning the Lisso tract, a nearly 200-acre property adjacent to Immanuel Road, for a mixed-use development project overseen by William Lyon Homes. Mayor Victor Gonzales and Mayor Pro Tem Omar Peña voted against the motion.


Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.


Round Rock ISD aims to speed up construction on McNeil High School

Communication with contractors on the last phase of long-anticipated updates to McNeil High School is getting a “reset” just months before the work is expected to be complete, according to Terry Worcester, chief operating officer for Round Rock ISD.


Panther Loop Office Warehouse coming soon to Pflugerville

Panther Loop Office Warehouse, offering business space for small businesses such as heating, ventillation and air conditioning (HVAC) service, electrical service, supply and wholesale service companies, is coming soon to Pflugerville.



NEW: 105-acre development on FM 1660 moves forward in Hutto

Hutto residents living near FM 1660 and Mager Lane will soon have new neighbors, following Hutto City Council's approval of a zoning ordinance for a new 105-acre mixed-use development.


New site plan, proposed roads in the works for Hutto Perfect Game site

Two weeks after the projected construction start date , dirt is not yet turning on Hutto’s Perfect Game development. After a falling out with developer Wolverine Interests LLC , the city of Hutto brought in Legacy Development to lead the way on the $800 million site.


Hutto welcomes new manufacturers, infrastructure companies

As Hutto’s population continues to grow, so, too, does its business footprint.


Pflugerville City Council revisits plans for proposed SH 130 mixed-use development

Pflugerville City Council has taken the next step in approving plans for a proposed mixed-use development along SH 130. Council voted 6-0 in favor of rezoning land for the project on first reading at its Oct. 8 meeting. Council Member Mike Heath was absent for the vote.



City of Hutto, Perfect Game development recognized with YTexas business award

The city of Hutto and its Perfect Game project were acknowledged as the recipient of the "All-In Award" from YTexas, a business recognition for companies relocating, expanding or growing in Texas, at YTexas' annual awards dinner Sept. 27 in Dallas.


'All of us are significantly worried:' neighbors react to indoor shooting range under construction in Round Rock

In late August, a sign with the words Shoot Point Blank was placed at the intersection of Louis Henna Boulevard and Warner Ranch Drive in Round Rock. Those three words have caused a stir among area residents.