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1:42 PM Jan 4, 2022 CST

Nearly $60K raised in Austin District 4 council race 1 month before election

Candidates' campaign finance reports were filed one month ahead of the city's Jan. 25 election.


Austin Public Health following CDC’s shortened isolation guidance for people with COVID-19; 1 in 3 Central Texas tests positive

The new guidance says that people who have COVID-19 but are not experiencing symptoms can stop isolating after five days.


Round Rock ISD board of trustees calls second meeting to consider putting superintendent on administrative leave

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees met Jan. 3 to consider a recommendation from the Texas Education Agency to put Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave.



United Way for Greater Austin, United Way of Williamson County finalize merger

As an expanded organization, United Way of Greater Austin will serve 10 Central Texas counties.


Texas Department of State Health Services increases death toll from winter storm to 246

The update represents a 36-person increase from the previous estimate.


North Austin’s Phydeaux and Friends Pet Provisions closes

The pet store made its announcement in a Dec. 29 Facebook post that thanked customers.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: South Austin brewery sees success throughout pandemic; historic Plano winery opens tasting room 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. 3.



Round Rock ISD reverses change to COVID-19 masking protocol for spring semester

Round Rock ISD will require masks be worn indoors when the spring semester begins Jan. 5.


Round Rock ISD board to consider placing Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on administrative leave

The one-page letter from the district's monitor attached to the board agenda also recommends hiring an external investigator. 


Best of 2021: Northwest Austin's most read news stories

From February's winter storm to local development and transportation projects to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, here is what readers in Northwest Austin were most interested in 2021.


Austin council priorities likely to carry over into 2022 with elections, budgeting in focus

A slate of elections and continuing work on city priorities will likely be in focus at City Hall in 2022.




CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 12 restaurants featured in New Braunfels in 2021; top stories from Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth in 2021 and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 30.


Best of 2021: Here are the most read Northwest Austin Impacts of the year

Every month in Community Impact Newspaper's print edition, our Impacts section highlights businesses and restaurants that have recently opened or are coming soon to the community.




With two Northwest Austin-area locations, Waterloo Ice House celebrates 45th anniversary

Waterloo Ice House's Throwback Thursday menu featured items from its original 1976 menu.


Travis County urges firework safety ahead of New Year's Eve

Tips include not allowing children to handle sparklers and not looking down on a firework while lighting it.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Sky Rocket Burger coming to Frisco; Houston sees resurgence in COVID-19 cases

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 29.


Travis County announces new eviction protections

Travis County will grant renters 30 days before an eviction trial through March 1.



Construction underway on Phase 2 improvements to Parkfield Drive in North Austin

Upgrades coming to the area near Wooldridge Elementary School promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Austin Public Health shifts to Stage 4 of COVID-19 risk-based guidelines as omicron variant surges

The community transmission rate has surged throughout the Austin area, and the positivity rate reached 15.7%.


Planning continues for Sixth Street safety initiatives six months after deadly shooting

The measures including encouraging more diverse uses for the area and creating a dedicated staging area for first responders.


Best of 2021: 6 Northwest Austin dining features

Community Impact Newspaper featured six Northwest Austin restaurants in 2021. Revisit these articles, which ran in our print editions over the last year.