Early voting begins Tuesday and more: 4 things to know this week in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Monday, Feb. 19: City Council candidates announced on city websites
The filing deadline for candidates running for city council the May 5 election in Round Rock and Hutto was Feb. 16. Information on the candidates is now available on both city sites.

Candidates running for Board of Trustee positions for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs also had to file by Feb. 16, but the candidate information was not posted to the school districts' sites Monday.

Community Impact Newspaper will provide further coverage on city council member and Board of Trustee candidates throughout the week.

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Early voting begins
Early voting for the statewide March 6 primary election begins Feb. 20. Voters will be able to vote on a number of national, state and county-level seats, as well as ballot questions on Democrat and Republican tickets.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Round Rock City Council discusses Kalahari Resort finances
At its regular meeting Thursday evening, Round Rock City Council will consider a resolution to reimburse certain expenditures for the Kalahari Resorts project development from the proceeds of a future tax-exempt Certificate of Obligation debt issuance.

Cedar Park and Burleson Ranch dismiss lawsuit over LCRA lines
The city of Cedar Park and Burleson Ranch jointly filed a notice of nonsuit Feb. 15, dismissing their lawsuit against the Public Utility Commission of Texas relating to the Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corp.’s transmission line route, according to Travis County District Clerk documents.

This comes after the PUCT submitted a plea to jurisdiction and amended plea to jurisdiction on Feb. 7 and Feb. 12, respectively. The pleas asked the court to dismiss the original case, stating the city of Cedar Park and landowner group Burleson Ranch failed to file a timely motion for rehearing and timely petition for judicial review.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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