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9:56 AM Jan 19, 2022 CST

IVitamin Hydration Lounge to open second location in North Austin

The lounge provides several IV drip options that focus on energy, immunity, recovery and more.


Guest houses could change character of Dripping Springs communities, City Council worries

Dripping Springs City Council has seen an increase in requests to add small secondary homes to properties.


Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir labels issues stemming from new Texas election law 'voter suppression,' state responds

DeBeauvoir said issues stemming from the new law has caused her office to reject 27% of mail-in ballots. The secretary of state has called on her office to address the rejections.



Capital Metro breaks ground on MetroRail Broadmoor Station at Uptown ATX development in North Austin

Officials say the $24 million Red Line station will better connect residents with employers, retailers and entertainment options in the area.


Austin-Travis County area breaks record again for 7-day hospitalizations

Since Jan. 9, eight out of 10 days have set a new record for the seven-day moving average of new hospitalizations.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Goode Co. Restaurants announces new concept in The Woodlands; Starbucks now open in New Braunfels and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 18.


City Council calls May special election for vote on Austin marijuana enforcement, use of no-knock warrants

Council voted 7-3 to hold an election over the enforcement proposals.



Austin to give 96,000 free masks to small business owners

Two drive-thru events will run from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 19.


Austin City Hall notebook: Council to vote on marijuana and search warrant ordinance, allowing hybrid city meetings Jan. 18

Officials will decide whether to call an election over a proposal to decriminalize marijuana and ban no-knock search warrants.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Conroe food truck park The Table at Madeley announces first 2 trailers; Dave's Hot Chicken to open second location in Plano and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 17.


North Austin urban winery Water 2 Wine wins 4 awards at 2021 Texas International Wine Competition

Winning Water 2 Wine selections include the Diablo Rojo, Old Vines Zinfandel and Amarone.




Gap, Gap Kids to close at The Arboretum on Jan. 24

Gap clothing stores carry styles for men, women and children.


Adrienne Sturrup named Austin Public Health director

Sturrup had served as interim director since May 2021.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: TxDOT officials recommend freeway alignment for US 380 in Denton County; Conroe ISD moves to COVID-19 safety alert Level 4 and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 14.



Round Rock ISD students petition district to tighten COVID-19 protocols, threaten walkout

More than 1,000 students are calling on Round Rock ISD to enforce tighter COVID-19 protocols or offer a virtual learning option, citing the local rise in COVID-19 cases and staff shortages.


DATA: Williamson County reports more than 14,000 COVID-19 cases since Jan. 1

Following national trends, Williamson County has seen a surge in new coronavirus cases since the beginning of 2022.


Amid teacher and student absences, Austin ISD accepting substitutes with less education, upping pay

College students with fewer than 60 credits can now apply for substitute teaching positions.


Austin ISD grapples with helping students catch up amid several pressing problems

New lesson plans provided to teachers present hands-on learning options, but some trustees worry about priorities in funding and time allocation.



TEA reviewing social studies learning standards, seeking public input

The Texas Education Agency is selecting members for work groups that will guide the revision process.


Travis County rejects 50% of mail-in ballot applications under new law, state responds

The ballots were rejected under a new voter ID law, which officials said makes it harder for voters to correctly submit their ballots.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Check out 5 of the newest commercial projects in Frisco, including plans for a Taco Bell; lakeside restaurant Conroe Lake House now open and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 13.


Round Rock ISD confirms external investigation of suspended superintendent underway

Round Rock ISD officials confirmed Jan. 13 that an external investigation of suspended Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez is underway.