2:56 PM Sep 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


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DATA: Georgetown, Williamson County see 23% growth in residential sales dollars in August

Williamson County raked in more than $460 million in residential sales dollars in August.


Williamson County adds 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 18

As of Sept. 18, eight patients are hospitalized, four are in intensive care units and seven are on a ventilator.



Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock.


Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.



Williamson County adds 35 confirmed cases, 2 deaths to coronavirus count Sept. 17

Of the total cases reported, 8,187 are estimated to have recovered.


City looks at options to protect two historic Georgetown neighborhoods

City staff and officials began discussing the development of small neighborhood plans in June as a way to slow gentrification in the TRG and San Jose neighborhoods.


Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Hutto on Sept. 22-24

The testing is open to all Texans regardless of county of residence.


Georgetown real estate: Learn about the Gatlin Creek neighborhood

The Gatlin Creek neighborhood features single-family homes by Century Communities. The community is nestled in between native oak trees off of Williams Drive and offers a variety of outdoor activities while minutes away from the city life conveniences of shopping, restaurants and entertainment at Wolf Ranch and Georgetown’s beautiful Town Square.



Georgetown ISD's vulnerable kids see harsher impacts of COVID-19

Georgetown ISD, along with partners such as the Boys & Girls Club, has worked to minimize the pandemic’s impact on education, particularly for children who are economically disadvantaged.



DATA: Less than half of Georgetown ISD students identify as white versus more than 80% of educators

Check out how Georgetown ISD breaks down demographically. (Community Impact Staff0


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.



Williamson County adds 44 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 16

The county also reported three additional deaths.


Mitchell Elementary School reports COVID-19 case

Correction: This was not the first confirmed COVID-19 case for Georgetown ISD, other cases have also been confirmed.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.


Williamson County receives additional $1.3 million in coronavirus relief aid

The funding is from the third tranche of Community Development Block Grant funding to help prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.



Georgetown unemployment claims rise again after weeks of decline

It has been six months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Central Texas. See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.


UPDATED: Georgetown ISD launches COVID-19 dashboard

The dashboard will be launched by Sept. 18, officials said.


Georgetown ISD student enrollment grows by 9.34% in five years

Our Georgetown ISD district data breaks down enrollment, teacher and student statistics, and more.


Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.



UPDATED: Williamson County rate of positive coronavirus tests drops to 2.22% due to backlog

This is the lowest positivity rate the county has reported since at least May 8, data shows.


Parks Pass program coming to Williamson County in October

The parks department hopes to have passes availble beginning Oct. 1.