Turned down Valero project, cancelled closures and more: 5 things to know in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto Aug. 7-12

1. Last week, the city of Hutto turned down a proposed project by Valero Energy company. The project was proposed for a location near the Williamson County Landfill and was denied following a meeting Aug. 3. The city cited concerns about the project's proposed location being too close to residential subdivisions.

2.The planned closures of I-35 at Old Settlers Boulevard (FM 3406) and the Old Settlers Boulevard bridge across I-35 have been cancelled due to severe weather. Crews were to finish lifting and placing beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. The beam setting will be rescheduled.

3. The school year is about to start in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs. Hutto ISD begins school next week and other districts have registration and meet the teacher nights before then. Find out more about important school year dates here.

4. Williamson County lifted its burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county on Monday. The county is still encouraging residents to check with the county and local fire departments before executing a controlled burn.

5. The latest edition of  Community Impact Newspaper is hitting mailboxes. Cover stories dig into why speculative builds are seeing a resurgence and what infrastructure projects are going on in Pflugerville to alleviate traffic and the strain from population growth. Check out our other print stories online today here.