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New attendance boundaries approved for 6 Round Rock ISD schools

Beginning in the 2020-21 academic year, the changes will affect five elementary schools—Caraway, Elsa England, Herrington, Joe Lee Johnson and Teravista—and one middle school, C.D. Fulkes.


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Repeal of straight-ticket voting could mean longer lines ahead in Travis County this fall

The Texas Legislature repealed straight-ticket voting in 2017, but the change was not implemented until this year. In November 2018, more than 60% of county voters chose the straight-ticket option.

Williamson County detective asks for better mental health help for deputies on administrative leave

The detective told the Commissioners Court officers were purposely cut off from communication with the office as part of their administrative leave punishment.




Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education opens clinic near Four Points

The clinic provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for Austin-area children with autism and other developmental disabilities.


Vancouver-based fashion house Aritzia opens Northwest Austin location in The Domain

Canadian fashion brand and boutique Aritzia opened its storefront in The Domain in early February.


Saccone’s Pizza & Subs to return to Northwest Austin

Saccone’s Pizza & Subs returns to Northwest Austin on Feb. 29 with the opening of a new store at Market at Lake Creek.



Peace Lutheran Church Preschool marks 20 years in Northwest Austin

Peace Lutheran Church Preschool is celebrating its 20th anniversary this academic year.


Taqueria Guadalajara in North Austin reopens after renovations

Taqueria Guadalajara reopened its restaurant in early February after renovations.


DATA: See which Pflugerville ISD schools gained—and lost—the most students with new enrollment zone changes

Pflugerville ISD's two easternmost campuses, Mott Elementary School and Cele Middle School, are projected to gain the most relief from overcrowding due to new enrollment zone changes.


Looking to get ahead of crowded schools east of SH 130, Pflugerville ISD shifts enrollment boundaries

The PfISD Board of Trustees voted Feb. 20 to change enrollment boundaries or program offerings in the 2020-21 school year for eight schools.



2021-22 academic calendar approved for Round Rock ISD

The district’s first day of school is scheduled for Aug. 18, 2021, and the 2021-22 school year will conclude May 26, 2022.


JUST IN: Round Rock ISD board officially creates a district police department

Following nearly three years of discussion and community input, the Round Rock ISD board of trustees officially authorized the formation of a district police department on Feb. 20.


Who is interested in Kirk Watson’s Senate seat? Here is where local members of the state House stand

State Reps. Gina Hinojosa and Eddie Rodriguez say they are "seriously considering" a run for the District 14 seat.


Outgoing Superintendent Paul Cruz says 'work will continue' in Austin ISD as transition plan is developed

A timeline for Cruz's departure has not yet been established by Austin ISD.



Austin taps downtown homeless shelter operator to expand permanent supportive housing program

Experts hold up permanent supportive housing as crucial to ending chronic homelessness.



Fight over sales market data means Travis County home appraisals will not change this year, area schools may suffer

Travis Central Appraisal District will not appraise residential properties this year following a cease-and-desist order from the Austin Board of Realtors prohibiting use of its sales price data.


Paul Cruz to resign as Austin ISD superintendent to take job with University of Texas

Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz will resign and accepted a position with the University of Texas.



Data: Housing inventory remains thin in Northwest Austin

For the fourth month in a row, less than one month of inventory is available across the Northwest Austin market.


Williamson County sees increase in year-over-year residential home sales in January

Williamson County residential home sales increased 11.6% year over year, according to an Austin Board of Realtors January housing market report.


Entertainment venue Pinstack opens in North Austin

This is the first Austin location for the Dallas-based business.


ESPN, Special Olympics to honor Hendrickson HS for campus inclusion efforts

ESPN and Special Olympics Texas will present Hendrickson High School with a Unified Champions National Banner in a special ceremony March 9. The banner is awarded to campuses across the country for inclusion efforts for students with and without disabilities.



Pflugerville ISD trustee Rob Reyes to not seek re-election in May

Place 7 on the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees will see a new face for the first time in nearly a decade as incumbent Rob Reyes will not seek re-election this May.


No timeline set on opening of Austin’s first conversion of motel to homeless shelter

Austin City Council approved the purchase of the Rodeway Inn in November. City staff does not expect to close on the property until mid-April.