Cedar Park | Leander
6:05 AM CST

Moving from Galveston, Leander’s newest city manager brings experience in tourist communities

Leander’s new city manager, Rick Beverlin, came to Leander from Galveston, where he had served as the assistant city manager since 2016


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle
9:59 AM CST

Alliance Regional Water Authority begins construction on Buda-Kyle segment of regional water supply pipeline

The $213 million project will eventually supply water for San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

Lake Travis | Westlake

Following the retirement announcement of Brad Lancaster, Lake Travis ISD begins search for a new superintendent

The board of trustees voted during a Jan. 22 special called meeting to enter into an agreement with a Thompson & Horton LLP to aid in the search process.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Glowworm Pediatrics to celebrate grand opening in Hutto

The pediatrics center will celebrate its grand opening Jan. 25.


Central Austin

Start-Up Kids Club relocates office to Mueller neighborhood

Start-Up Kids Club, a nonprofit organization that provides children with entrepreneurship opportunities, …


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Travis County ESD 2 Fire Station No. 5 nears completion in Pflugerville

Construction work on Travis County ESD 2 Fire Station No. 5 is expected to complete at the end of February.


Georgetown

Georgetown officials, residents working on a future land-use plan to help guide area development decisions

Georgetown’s 2030 future land-use plan, or FLUP, is being updated for the first time since 2008.



Northwest Austin

North Austin fur shop to close in early 2020 after owners decide to retire

Al and MaryAnn Freidin have decided to retire and close AlMar Furs.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Transportation, utilities building to be named in honor of former Round Rock City Manager Bob Bennett

Round Rock City Council voted 7-0 to name the city’s new transportation and utilities administration building in honor of former Round Rock City Manager Robert “Bob" L. Bennett Jr.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Vaping policy, new greenspace and a bond request coming into focus: Jan. 21 Lakeway City Council meeting breakdown

One of the more anticipated items of the Jan 21 Lakeway City Council meeting involved officials moving closer to what a May bond request will look like, but there were other marquee items on the agenda.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Mayor Sandy Cox delivers first State of Lakeway address of 2020

Topics included transportation projects and the city's comprehensive plan.




San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Complete Autoworks now open in downtown Kyle

The new shop opened on Front Street on Jan. 6.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Report from bond advisory council, new city administrator, refusal of land use ordinance: A breakdown of the Jan. 22 West Lake Hills City Council meeting

The Jan. 22 West Lake Hills City Council meeting consisted of a final report from the city’s bond advisory committee, the swearing in of a new city administrator and an executive session regarding a proposed residential development.


Georgetown

Three elementary and middle schools to likely see rezoning in south Georgetown

Georgetown ISD prepares for two new elementary schools, capacity in a growing city



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Texas Disposal Systems renews contract with city of Kyle, donates $1.5 million to veterans memorial

Kyle City Council renewed its contract with Texas Disposal Systems and accepted a $1.5 million donation from the company at its Jan. 21 meeting.


Georgetown

Georgetown Bridal Show, comedy theater and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Jan. 24-26

Artists receptions, author talks and concerts are happening in Georgetown this weekend.


Cedar Park | Leander

Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Cedar Park has closed

Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Cedar Park closed Jan. 20, according to a sign on the location’s front door.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Westlake Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding community members at the annual Westies

The 15th annual Westies will take place Feb. 28 at the Hotel Granduca.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The city of San Marcos seeks input from the community as it advances transit plan

Residents attending the meeting will have the opportunity to address the proposed transit redesigns routes and other concepts based on feedback from a previous community meeting back in Oct. 2


Northwest Austin

North Austin pocket park receives $100,000 grant for playground construction

A small park in North Austin will soon receive a playground structure and beautification improvements after receiving grant funds.


Northwest Austin

Capital Metro sets ambitious goal to eventually replace all 423 buses with electric versions

Starting Jan. 26, riders can ride the new electric buses, which will rotate among routes.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Koaches 4 Kids, a Round Rock-based nonprofit, now serving critically ill children

The Round Rock-based nonprofit serves critically and terminally ill children by providing them with RVs to transport them to and from treatment.



Central Austin

Council members divided over hire of outside attorney in property protest rights lawsuit

Some City Council members said taxpayer dollars should not be used to fight taxpayer interests.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

South Austin H-E-B openings, closings and renovations expected in 2020

2020 is slated to be a year of major development for H-E-B in the South Austin area, with projects totaling $200 million.