Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
5:20 PM CDT

New office building could be headed to W. Hwy. 290 in South Austin

The building would be used as a 15,000 square-foot real estate office near Stearns Lane.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
10:54 PM CDT

Travis County updates Tesla incentive package, pushing for $1 billion-plus investment from the company

Poised for a possible July 13 vote, Travis County has released a refined incentives structure proposal with electric carmaker Tesla.


Georgetown

37 new cases of coronavirus, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 10

Currently, 103 patients are hospitalized, 32 are in intensive care and 16 are on a ventilator.



Georgetown

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus near southwest Williamson County Regional Park

There have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Williamson County since 2017.


Georgetown

Williamson County sees 844 new coronavirus cases this week

Between July 4 and July 10, Williamson County also reported 9 additional deaths.


Spring | Klein

Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Spring | Klein

Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.



New Braunfels

Comal County reports three COVID-19 deaths, 103 new cases

Comal County confirmed July 10 the coronavirus-related deaths of three area residents, all of whom were residents of area long-term care facilities.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Chisholm Trail Road in Round Rock to close July 13 through early August for RM 620 work

Chisholm Trail Road will be closed between RM 620 and Sunset Drive due to utility work scheduled for the RM 620 project.


Georgetown

State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


New Braunfels

DATA: More than 19,000 jobs retained in New Braunfels due to federal PPP loans

Small Business Administration data shows 1,806 New Braunfels businesses received federal assistance through PPP loans.




Lake Travis | Westlake

COVID-19 concerns force cancellation of National Night Out in West Lake Hills

The annual event focused on building relationships between local law-enforcement agencies and the communities they serve sees about 1,000 attendees a year, according to Scott Gerdes, West Lake Hills police chief.


Cedar Park | Leander

DATA: Leander sales tax revenue jumped 40% in May; Cedar Park stayed steady

Leander sales tax revenue spiked 40% in May 2020 compared to May 2019 data.


Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park OKs $61.5M in 3 ordinances for bonds, certificates of obligation

The bonds and certificates of obligation will fund the planned library, parks, street improvements, drainage projects and the Brushy Creek wastewater plant expansion.



Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis region saw largest-yet weekly spike in COVID-19 cases, per Lakeway mayor

Cox said the region saw an increase of 75 confirmed coronavirus cases since the previous broadcast July 2, which brought the cumulative total past 200.


Central Austin

University of Texas researchers will test Lady Bird Lake algae for harmful toxins

Last summer, five dogs died in Lady Bird Lake after coming into contact with the toxic blue-green algae.


New Braunfels

Election day voting for July 14 primary runoffs to be held at 12 polling locations

Election day voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will take place in Comal and Guadalupe Counties from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 40 combined polling locations.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis-Westlake cities see slight uptick in sales tax revenue in May

Western Travis County cities could be approaching a rebound in sales tax revenue amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills officials overview 'very lean' 2020-21 budget

Conservatism is the main theme of initial budget discussions in West Lake Hills for the 2020-21 fiscal year.


Georgetown

National marathon training organization launches Georgetown chapter, invites all fitness levels to join

There are also educational seminars on important training; nutritional and racing information; informative newsletters; and social group events, such as after-training breakfasts, happy hours and more.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Plans to expand Brushy Creek wastewater plant in Round Rock by 2023 move forward

The consulting agreement approved July 9 would test materials such as concrete, soil and asphalt to ensure that the products are made to the city's specifications.


Georgetown

New nonprofit provides permanent homes for senior dogs

Living Grace Canine Ranch also plans to start a foster program by the fall.



Northwest Austin

Construction on Anderson Mill Road improvements to start before end of July

Improvements on a half-mile stretch along Anderson Mill Road in Northwest Austin designed to increase traffic flow and pedestrian safety are scheduled to begin soon.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Del Valle ISD approves Tesla incentives, paving way for possible Travis County agreement

The school district's July 9 vote could yield Tesla around $46.4 million in tax abatements if the company chooses Travis County as its next factory site.