New Braunfels
7:27 PM Sep 20, 2021 CDT

New Braunfels saw an increase of more than $1 million in sales tax for the month of July over last year

The city of New Braunfels received a net payment of $4,117,696.83 in September for the month of July.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County sees high job postings as workers adjust to labor market

Unemployment has come down to 4.4% in July from a high of 12.3% in April 2020, and the amount of people in the labor force has grown beyond even pre-pandemic levels.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave City Council adopts FY 2021-22 budget

Sales taxes represent the largest revenue source for the city of Bee Cave.



New Braunfels

New Braunfels City Council postpones final approval of $322.87M FY 2021-22 budget

City Council voted to postpone the final approval of the budget and tax rate until its next regular meeting on Sept. 27 to allow for a second public hearing during the meeting.


Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park City Council approves $158M operating budget, sets property tax rate

For the average Cedar Park homeowner, city property taxes will increase by $115 from the last tax year.


Northwest Austin

Northwest Austin office vacancy rate continues climb

The total vacancy rate for office space in Northwest Austin has doubled over the past two years.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels industries caught in the wake of staffing challenges

As “Now hiring” signs fill windows and line roadways in New Braunfels, the effects of growing demand for services and a slim available workforce has caused challenges for local businesses. Though unemployment claims have ticked downward, many industries are still struggling to fill vacancies.



Georgetown

Williamson County job fair coming to Georgetown

Several Williamson County departments will be present.


Cedar Park | Leander

Average Leander ISD homeowner to pay $56 more in property taxes with new rate

The school board voted to decrease the 2021-22 property tax rate. However, as a result of increasing home values in the area, the average property tax levy will increase $56 in the newly approved tax rate.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Kval latest tech company to break ground in Hutto’s Innovation Business Park

Advanced door machinery company Kval is the latest company to begin construction in Hutto’s tech-focused Innovation Business Park.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels, Comal ISD to host hiring events Aug. 26-27

The school district will host its eighth job fair Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m., while the city will host a hiring event for its solid waste and recycling division Aug. 27.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

$5 million will be allocated to create public defender's office in Hays County

American Rescue Funds will be used to address the backlog of court cases.


Central Austin

Unemployment rate falls in Austin to lowest point since March 2020

The economy is continuing to make a recovery statewide and metro wide in Austin.


Central Austin

Amazon to open new Austin delivery station in 2022

The new facility will be located in East Austin and add over 200 jobs to the company.


Round Rock

Round Rock City Council calls hearing for Aug. 26 on proposed tax rate and budget

Round Rock property owners can expect to pay an average of $95 per month in property taxes on a median-value home, an increase of about $2.50 from the previous year, if Round Rock City Council chooses to adopt its proposed tax rate.



New Braunfels

New Braunfels ISD approves reduced tax rate from previous year

The district voted to adopt the tax rate during an Aug. 9 board of trustees meeting.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto City Council considers $51.1M budget, tax rate for FY 2021-22

The Hutto City Council called a public hearing for its proposed $51 million budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22 to be held Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.


Northwest Austin

Industrial software company Cognite expands, adds employees in Austin

The company is adding 30 new jobs to its office at The Domain.


Round Rock

Lonestar Kolaches coming to Round Rock; Kilwins sweet shop to open in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, such as the Williamson County judge doubting more shutdowns as coronavirus rates increase.



Northwest Austin

Home prices climb in Northwest Austin as sales numbers break records citywide

The real estate market in Northwest Austin now outpaces the citywide housing market in costliness.


Central Austin

Travis County receives economic incentives application from Samsung for $17B plant expansion project

Samsung is considering multiple locations for the project, including an undisclosed location in Taylor ISD.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Exploding Central Texas housing market continues to drive rapid sprawl

The seller's market in Hays County illuminates new trends for homebuyers.


Round Rock

City of Round Rock files suit against Texas Comptroller over changes to sales tax rules

The city has filed a suit against Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar over sales tax rule changes which could heavily impact its budget.