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Cedar Park looks at utility billing adjustments due to winter storm

Cedar Park is looking to temporarily adjust some utility billing policies and fees.


Austin ISD, other Central Texas school districts await TEA guidance on updated mask mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas.


Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.






SHARE YOUR STORY: How did you survive the Texas freeze?

We want to hear how the winter storms affected you.



Williamson County distributors to receive 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines week of March 1

This is the largest number of weekly doses distributors in the county has collectively received.


H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.



New Leander ISD rezoning to reduce crowding at Parkside, Pleasant Hill elementary schools

The new attendance zoning will take effect in August when Tarvin Elementary, the district's 28th elementary school, opens.



Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.


Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.


Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Here is a breakdown of what happened, how decisions were made and how vaccine distribution is moving forward in Williamson County.


Austin’s new MLS team ramps up community work, engagement ahead of inaugural season

Before the team has even played a second of competitive play, Austin FC already has a handful of zealous supporters groups. Read here to find out who they are.



Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.


ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.


Leander's Old Town Park to feature stage, water cannons, tower

City Council approved the park concept plan Feb. 23.


Leander lifts boil-water notice

Leander remains under Stage 4 water restrictions.



Williamson County expects double COVID-19 vaccine doses after winter storm delay

Officials said the county will prioritize individuals who were scheduled to receive a vaccine during the week of Feb. 15 before offering appointments to waitlisted individuals.


Leander ISD moves ahead with planning expanded online learning

An upcoming information night and student interest survey will gauge interest in the high school program.


Leander ISD classes to resume Feb. 24 after storm left several campuses damaged

Students at Giddens Elementary, Mason Elementary, Steiner Ranch Elementary and Running Brushy Middle schools, however, will resume school virtually due to campus damage.


Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the winter storm are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved