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5:52 PM Apr 5, 2022 CDT

Travis County commissioners receive update on housing assistance, evictions

Although eviction numbers have not increased as dramatically as expected, the county's rental and mortgage assistance program is struggling to keep up with the need.


Williamson County rewind: Commissioners proclaim April child abuse awareness month, enact burn ban, authorize contracts

Here is a roundup of some of the action Williamson County commissioners took during their April 5 meeting.


Jump! Gymnastics expanding to The Domain area

The Domain location will be its third in Austin



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 10 businesses now open or coming soon to Round Rock; Main Street Food Hall plans in Frisco fall through and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 5.


Shuck Me now serving seafood dishes at first Austin restaurant

Located on RM 2222 near River Place Boulevard, Shuck Me first opened its doors on April 4.


CapMetro pilots program to help late night riders feel safer

The program would allow riders to request drop-off locations between stops so they are closer to their destination.


Nonprofit health provider Lone Star Circle of Care opens North Austin pediatrics clinic

The clinic is accepting new patients and provides children's well checks, immunizations, physicals and sick care.



Voter registration for May statewide, local elections closes April 7

Texas voters can weigh in on two amendments to the state constitution and a variety of local contests May 7.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Houston ISD releases details on campus-level staffing for 2022-23 school year under proposed hybrid model and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 4.


UPDATED: The Brass Tap confirms closing date for Domain location

The Brass Tap, a bar and eatery at 10910 Domain Drive, will be leaving the location it has called home since 2016.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Little Italy Brick Oven Pizza now open in Pflugerville; Zoes Kitchen closes The Woodlands Market Street location and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 1.



Williamson County extends outdoor burn ban as dry conditions continue

Fire Marshall Hank Jones recommended the extension as elevated temperatures and high winds have caused drought conditions.


Round Rock ISD board unanimously approves pay increase for some positions

Round Rock ISD trustees unanimously approved an amendment to the district's compensation plan for some positions during a March 31 meeting.


US representative secures funding for Austin PBS Educational Media Center housed on Austin Community College campus

On March 21, U.S. Rep. Doggett announced that he secured $700,000 in federal funding for the new ACC-Austin PBS Educational Media Center.


Here is where Williamson County residents can vote in the May 7 local election

Early voting for the May 7 election runs from April 25-May 3.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Mikki's Soulfood Cafe debuts Greater Houston-area food truck service; Popshelf retail store coming to McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of March 31.


Elizabeth Christian sells self-named public relations firm to President Kristin Marcum

Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, a Northwest Austin firm with clients throughout the city and beyond, has new leadership.


New Braunfels H-E-B to debut in spring; Via 313 serving pizzas in Cedar Park and more Central Texas business news

Read the top business news from the past week from the Central Texas area.


LeafSpring preschool coming to Cedar Park in mid-June

LeafSpring School, a chain of private preschools and aftercare facilities, will open in Cedar Park in mid-June.



'More busy days ahead': ABIA working to address traffic, TSA backups with record traveler count forecast

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport saw extended passenger wait times and issued a fuel shortage alert this week.


Damage assessments in Williamson County continue following March 21 tornadoes

County, state and federal officials are trying to determine the extent of the damage and whether the area qualifies for additional aid.


To prepare for tornado season in Central Texas, experts say residents need safety plan

Central Texas experts offer tips on how to stay safe in the event of a tornado and what plans to create.


Foundation Communities holds ribbon cutting for newest North Austin affordable housing complex

Laurel Creek includes 88 supportive housing units for families as well as on-site services.