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Pflugerville special meeting to discuss EMS funding canceled

In the announcement, the city of Pflugerville attributed the cancellation to "the inability of the Travis County ESD No. 2 board and the Pflugerville delegation of the Travis County Commissioners Court to attend."


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Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines now open

The county plans to begin vaccinating those who qualify under Phase 1B on Jan. 20.




Williamson County adds nearly 1,500 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths over MLK weekend

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Williamson County.


Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill now serving in Round Rock, plus 2 other area business updates

Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas.


COVID-19 rates in Travis County starting to improve, but vaccine distribution remains complicated

Austin Public Health and other local distributors still lack enough supply to provide all qualified residents with an initial dose of the coronavirus vaccine.


Food insecurity in Texas' 87th Legislature: Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas to propose legislation addressing hunger

Hunger relief organization Feeding Texas hosted a webinar Jan. 19 to discuss increasing funding and accessibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the 87th legislative session.



Williamson County awaiting 6,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Williamson County is on schedule to receive 6,000 COVID-19 vaccines the week of Jan. 18.


Rodeo Austin and Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment unveil partnership

This partnership combines two organizations with deep Texas roots and a commitment to bring real Texas experiences and gritty fun to Texans of all ages," Rodeo Austin CEO Rob Golding said in the release.



DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.



‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.


H-E-B launches vaccine portal; Whipped Bakery opens in Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.


Record-high 582 new COVID-19 cases reported in Williamson County on Jan. 15

Trauma Service Area O, which comprises 11 counties, is nearing hospital and ICU bed capacity.




Austin City Council, Travis County Commissioners Court will hold rare joint session to address 'dire' COVID-19 status

County Judge Andy Brown called the meeting "an opportunity to coordinate responses."


PHOTOS: Canines find forever homes through Pflugerville nonprofit

A dozen canines found forever homes Jan. 9 through the Zeus & Luna 2 Pay It Forward Foundation.


Pflugerville drives ahead on Pfluger Farm Lane North, Pflugerville Parkway projects

Improvements are in the works for Pflugerville's Pfluger Farm Lane North and East Pflugerville Parkway projects following Pflugerville City Council approval of two engineering contracts Jan. 12.


Austin-area school districts advocate for teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Educators in the designated population for early distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in 32 states. Texas was not one of them, according to a Jan. 14 letter signed by 17 Central Texas school districts.




455 new cases of coronavirus reported in Williamson County on Jan. 14

Keep up to date on how the novel coronavirus has impacted Williamson County.


Pflugerville brainstorms EMS funding options as service demands spike

Pflugerville City Council voted to delay further debate until it is able to meet with the ESD No. 2 board, Travis County commissioners, Austin-Travis County EMS Services and other invested parties to outline all possible means of providing EMS services to city and extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, residents in Pflugerville.


Travis County health leaders say Regional COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center will help unburden hospitals

In its first week, the center offered 120 coronavirus patients an antiviral antibody treatment.



Walker Engineering to relocate into nearly 20,000-square-foot Pflugerville facility

Walker Engineering will relocate or hire 50 employees in its first year in Pflugerville and 20 new jobs each year afterward, for a total of 130 jobs by the fifth year.


Williamson County breaks 25,000 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, adds 7 deaths Jan. 13

The county is also nearing capacity for hospital and ICU beds for coronavirus patients.