Pflugerville | Hutto
8:22 PM CDT

Hutto ISD trustees candidates address community involvement in chamber forum

Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Hutto ISD board of trustees.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
8:08 PM CDT

Dripping Springs ISD names Holly Morris-Kuentz lone finalist for superintendent

Morris-Kuentz currently serves as deputy superintendent for Lake Travis ISD.


Central Austin

UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.



Central Austin

After Austin Public Health appointments go unfilled, officials call for new distribution model

On April 12, APH filled 3,400 out of 14,000 available COVID-19 vaccine appointments in a registration window.


Northwest Austin

Sustainable seafood spot opens its doors and 3 other new restaurants to follow in The Domain

Check out these four new and upcoming restaurants inside The Domain.


Central Austin

Austin extends COVID-19 health rules through May 18, updates guidance for vaccinated residents

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents.


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.



Cedar Park | Leander

ROUNDUP: 7 eateries coming soon to the Cedar Park-Leander area

These seven restaurants plan to open this year in the Cedar Park-Leander area.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

JAMS Music in San Marcos to close by end of April

Owner Ace Pepper, who also plays in several local bands and works as a sound engineer, said the company that owns the building he leases is selling the property, and is not sure if he will continue his guitar shop at another location.


Central Austin

State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


New Braunfels

Comal County positivity rates pass 5% as area hospitalizations increase

The county has reported 189 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since April 5, 109 of which are New Braunfels residents.



Lake Travis | Westlake

Construction on Bee Creek Sports Complex could begin in April

Bee Creek Sports Complex, located on 70 acres at 4400 Bee Creek Road in Spicewood, will include seven synthetic multiuse fields, restrooms, team meeting facilities, playground areas, trails, hundreds of parking spaces and a maintenance building.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

8 new businesses now open in San Marcos

Several new businesses have opened recently in San Marcos.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Organic beverage company KTonic to break ground in Hutto

The company will have a tap room opening in early 2022.


Georgetown

Online retailer Lily Belle now open in Georgetown

Lily Belle is an online jewelry shop.



New Braunfels

Next NBISD elementary school campus to begin construction this summer

The school will eventually replace Carl Schurz and Seele Elementary Schools.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

I-35 improvements in Comal and Hays counties will continue to open up travel

An ongoing effort to improve mobility on I-35 is seeing about $68 million in current construction costs with another $107 million to come for projects in Hays County, and in Comal County $107 million in construction is in progress with another $400 million to come.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave council to discuss growth of its hike and bike trail system April 13

Bee Cave city staff are expected to discuss funding the construction of a second phase of projects.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ISD approves new attendance zones for 2021-22 year

The new zones accommodate the addition of Cypress Springs Elementary School, which joins the district this fall.



Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville Equity Commission's new mission statement highlights monitoring city leadership

The commission will make recommendations on equity and empowerment issues and also promote diversity awareness in the community.


New Braunfels

Child safety zones proposed in New Braunfels restrict where sex offenders may live

During an April 12 meeting, City Council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of the ordinance.


Central Austin

National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.


New Braunfels

Face coverings no longer mandatory in New Braunfels city facilities

Officials revisited a temporary policy requiring masks to be worn by staff, visitors and customers at New Braunfels city facilities and decided to rescind the policy.



New Braunfels

City of New Braunfels waives fees for Sophienburg museum expansion

Due to rising property valuations throughout the city, board members of the nonprofit Sophienburg Memorial Association have requested and received waivers for costs associated with its expansion.


Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto City Council candidates talk leadership, communication at chamber forum

Hutto Chamber of Commerce held a virtual forum April 12 for City Council Place 2 candidates ahead of the May 1 election.