Round Rock
8:00 PM Jul 12, 2021 CDT

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.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Amazon in Pflugerville set to hire 1,000 full-time employees

The new Amazon fulfillment center in Pflugerville, which has been projected to open in August, is set to hire 1,000 full-time employees.


Tomball | Magnolia

'Our most vulnerable Texans': Every Texan analyst talks labor market lag, effect of ending federal unemployment supplement

Jonathan Lewis, a senior policy analyst with Austin-based nonprofit Every Texan, discussed challenges businesses are facing in finding employees.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD discusses potential November bond election for failed proposition

Hays CISD passed three of its six bond propositions in the May 2021 election, but did not receive approval for a $29.8 million administration building, which may be resubmitted to voters this November.


Northwest Austin

Vacancy rates climb for fifth straight quarter in Northwest Austin

There are nearly a dozen commercial office projects in design across Northwest Austin right now, which may add millions of square feet of office space to the market.


Round Rock

Round Rock City Council approves restoration of certain city budgets

Some city departments will have their budgets restored following a vote by the Round Rock City Council.


Round Rock

Round Rock City Council considers restoring COVID-19 budget cuts

The city could add back $5.3 million in cuts for select departments.



Northwest Austin

Median price for Northwest Austin houses rockets more than 40% from last year

The median price for single-family homes in Northwest Austin rose to $641,000 in April, according to new real estate data.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Housing inventory in Hays County sees marginal increase in April

The president of the Austin Board of Realtors suggested the housing market's growth could be slowing down in Hays County and other counties in the capital region.


Spring | Klein

Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels to update capital improvement plan

In preparation for a 2023 bond election, New Braunfels' City Council voted to solicit a consultant to assist with updating its capital improvement plan.



Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto EDC will spend $180,000 for an expanded downtown plan

The plan will look at existing assets, underutilized spaces and growth opportunities.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD to pay $825,000 in employee incentive bonuses

Each Hays CISD employee will receive a $250 bonus in May.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville City Council approves economic development performance agreement to bring over 90 jobs to city

An economic development performance agreement between PCDC and GT Distributors, Inc. was approved by Pflugerville City Council.


Central Austin

Downtown resiliency plan takes aim at Central Austin storefronts, public spaces, homelessness strategy

Officials with the Downtown Austin Alliance shared details on two new reports analyzing the city center's past year and pandemic recovery plans April 21.



Cy-Fair

USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.


Northwest Austin

Local business leaders say The Domain continues to drive growth in North Austin market

The Domain continues to attract high-skill labor talent to the area through an employment market rife with tech opportunities and a real estate market close to nightlife and entertainment amenities.


Georgetown

Georgetown City Council to use $910K in excess funds for additional municipal services

Georgetown City Council will use $910,000 from $5.6 million in excess funds from fiscal year 2020-21.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels housing market struggles to keep pace with skyrocketting demand

Complications brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as skyrocketing demand, materials shortages and evolving expectations from homeowners have resulted in a more diversified residential landscape.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos Regional Airport to extend traffic control hours due to demand

The San Marcos Regional Airport saw a 22% increase in operations from 2019 to 2020.


Georgetown

Second Williamson County small-business grant program reduces threshold for qualifying establishments

The program is for local buisnesses in the food, drink and lodging industries.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Area transportation summit examines commuter safety

The annual economic impact of car wrecks in Hays County could reach as high as $164 million. However, the comprehensive cost, or lifetime impact, of a year of car wrecks in Hays County could exceed $1 billion.


Round Rock

Round Rock Chamber economic development VP honored with 40 Under 40 award

Jordan Robinson was selected from more than 200 nominations as an award recipient.