11:28 AM Jul 31, 2020 CDT

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.


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.


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.






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.




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.”


Cedar Park City Council censures Council Member Tim Kelly

Cedar Park City Council voted to censure Council Member Tim Kelly, seen here at a previous council meeting, at its July 30 special meeting.


Georgetown seeking mural artists, more on Kalahari opening in Round Rock: News from Central Texas

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.



Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.


Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.


Allergies or COVID-19: How to decipher underlying causes of symptoms

Suffering from a cough or chest pressure? Here is how to tell the difference between allergies, asthma and COVID-19.


Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.




Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

After recently celebrating its five-year anniversary, Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander has closed.


Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.


Bryson in Leander, developer win Texas Association of Builders awards

Bryson—a planned community in Leander—was named the Best Overall Community for 300-599 acres at the 2020 Texas Association of Builders Texas Star Awards on July 23.



Williamson County sees highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in past 11 days July 29

The WCCHD also reported 22% of hospital beds, 11% of ICU beds and 68% of ventilators are available.


Williamson County and Cities Health District issues statement on school reopenings

Health District officials said remote or virtual learning carries the least risk for the spread of COVID-19 due to reduced social contact.



First probable case of West Nile Virus in two years confirmed in Travis County

This is the first time a resident in Travis County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus since 2018. Williamson County has not had a human case since 2017.



Texas' freestanding emergency centers ask state for flexibility during coronavirus pandemic

The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.