Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
10:54 AM CDT

7 things Austin ISD parents should know heading into August

From the upcoming board election filing deadline to virtual learning and administrative personnel changes, this is what Austin ISD families should know heading into this month.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle
9:25 AM CDT

Hays County’s active COVID-19 case count drops by 35; 53 additional recoveries July 31

The Hays County Local Health Department reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus July 31, bringing the total to 4,315.


Central Austin

The Peached Tortilla, Yard Bar launch Fat City pop-up concept

The Peached Tortilla will serve a menu of chicken fingers, fries and sliders Aug. 7-8 from the kitchen of Yard Bar, its Burnet Road neighbor.



New Braunfels

Volunteers in Medicine: Nonprofit provides uninsured with medical and dental care

The nonprofit has been operating in New Braunfels since 2008 and offers preventative treatment and on-going care for patients without health care coverage.


Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD schedules open houses for pre-K through 12th grade

Leander ISD has scheduled virtual open houses for students in pre-K through 12th grade.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Travis County adds 247 new COVID-19 cases Aug. 2, continuing recent trend

Overall in Travis County, there have been 21,214 coronavirus cases since mid-March.



Northwest Austin

3 development projects to know in Northwest Austin

Here is a list of development projects you should know about in the Northwest Austin area.


Northwest Austin

4 roads under construction Northwest Austin residents should know about

TxDOT updates projects within Loop 360 overhaul


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

DATA: See how the past year's home sales in Southwest Austin compared to the year prior

See which ZIP codes sold the most, average sales prices and how South Austin and Dripping Springs compare to other parts of the metro.


Central Austin

Barton Creek Greenbelt requiring reservations, Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions: News from Central Texas

Read recent business and community news from Central Texas.




Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Little Gym of Round Rock to close permanently

Owners Rochelle and Ryan Perk announced July 31 that the Little Gym of Round Rock will close permanently Aug. 1.


Cedar Park | Leander

City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

Here is a weekly roundup of Leander stories.


Georgetown

Williamson County confirms 99 new COVID-19 cases July 31; Round Rock total surpasses 2,000

The WCCHD also reported 23% of hospital beds, 19% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators are available.



New Braunfels

Communities in Schools to host Stuff the Bus on Aug. 8

Donations of school supplies can be made at several locations throughout New Braunfels, Schertz and Bulverde.


Central Austin

In effort to manage crowds, Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt will require reservations for next 5 months

Closed since July 4 weekend, the Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts will reopen Aug. 8.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Aug. 5 demonstration to call for safe reopening of Pflugerville ISD schools

The car parade will take place from noon-1 p.m.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Decreased tax rate, 2 new hires: What's proposed in Pflugerville's FY 2020-21 budget

Pflugerville's proposed fiscal year 2020-21 budget correlates to a 14% increase over the city's current fiscal year budget, as outlined in the preliminary budget proposal. Features of the proposed budget is a decreased tax rate and two new positions.



New Braunfels

New Braunfels teachers, community members work together to develop remote learning options

For some families, online learning has highlighted the need for safe child care for young students while caregivers are at work.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County launches $600K small business assistance program

Hays County has launched the Emergency Cash Assistance Program grant fund to aid small businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis.


Cedar Park | Leander

Kelly censured, Chaparral Ice to open Aug. 1, Bell Boulevard update: Cedar Park news roundup

Here is a weekly roundup of Cedar Park stories.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Despite downward trend in COVID-19 cases, health officials say Travis County has 'long way to go'

Maintaining Stage 4 health restrictions may help the county prepare for the coming school year.



Cedar Park | Leander

More than half of Leander ISD enrollment picks preferred instruction method

In the first week of Leander ISD families choosing which type of instruction they will enter when virtual learning ends Sept. 8, 54% of the district’s projected enrollment has already responded.


Cedar Park | Leander

Facing 'severe water shortage conditions,' Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions

The city of Leander issued Stage 3 water restrictions July 30—meaning the city is facing “severe water shortage conditions.”