New Braunfels
9:30 AM Oct 13, 2020 CDT

New Braunfels officials hold first public hearing on proposal to raise utility rates

New Braunfels Utilities and City Council have undertaken the first steps toward approval of a proposed utility rate hike designed to mitigate the cost of dozens of area projects.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Pilot parking program in San Marcos seeks to aid downtown businesses

A new pilot program designed to help San Marcos businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19 will begin Oct. 12.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

See how September sales tax collections fared in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto each saw positive upticks in sales tax revenue collections from September 2019 to September 2020, according to the latest release of statewide data.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville Community Development Corp., Skillpoint Alliance partner in free workforce trainings

Skillpoint Alliance is a nonprofit organization that specializes in workforce development and offers free training to low-income residents in fields such as health care, manufacturing and construction.


Central Austin

Austin City Council finds $15 million to lighten pandemic pain on music venues, child care, legacy businesses

Local officials said the scale of the pandemic's economic devastation will require state and federal resources.


Georgetown

DATA: Georgetown unemployment claims drop as summer ends

See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD approves compensation plan, district-wide raise

Including a pay bump approved in June, year-over-year compensation increased 3% for all district employees.



Central Austin

After surviving six months, Austin's workers, small businesses are acknowledging pandemic's long-term reality

After months of day-to-day reassessments, many in the business community are now figuring out how to make it to the other end of the pandemic.


New Braunfels

From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.


Georgetown

Georgetown unemployment stabilizes after increase in claims

Georgetown previously went six weeks in reporting a drop in unemployment claims week over week before increasing in last week's report.


Georgetown

Georgetown July sales tax revenue rises 10.75% year over year despite pandemic

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Kalahari Resorts to hold drive-thru hiring event for hundreds of Round Rock jobs

Job seekers, prepare your resumes.


Central Austin

Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.


Georgetown

Georgetown unemployment claims rise again after weeks of decline

It has been six months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Central Texas. See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options

A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.



New Braunfels

Outdoor dining opportunities in New Braunfels could expand amid pandemic

New Braunfels officials heard a presentation Sept. 10 geared toward expanding opportunities for outdoor dining and food trucks within the city.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

As public benefits scale back, Austin's unemployed workers try to make ends meet

Under a new executive order, unemployed Texans may receive up to $300 per week on top of their state unemployment benefits, down from $600 per week earlier in the summer.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County issues first Emergency Cash Assistance Program grants

Businesses affected by the coronavirus are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000.


Northwest Austin

Unemployment claims continue to dwindle across Northwest Austin

New state unemployment claim data suggests Northwest Austin is beginning to recover to a healthy employment market.



Georgetown

Georgetown unemployment claims continue to decline, data shows

See how Georgetown unempoyment claims have decreased since the start of the pandemic.


Central Austin

Travis County's unemployment numbers will worsen without long-term federal help, experts say

Travis County posted consecutive months of single-digit jobless rates in June and July, the first time since the pandemic took hold in April.


Central Austin

Travis County unemployment falls to 6.9% in July, marks consecutive months of single-digit jobless rate

The unemployment rate rose to as high as 12.4% in April.


Cedar Park | Leander

Texas Workforce Commission applies for additional unemployment benefit funding

The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.