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NEW: Round Rock City Council postpones its election to May 2021

Round Rock City Council has formally postponed its next election to May 1, 2021.


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Travis County updates Tesla incentive package, pushing for $1 billion-plus investment from the company

Poised for a possible July 13 vote, Travis County has released a refined incentives structure proposal with electric carmaker Tesla.


37 new cases of coronavirus, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 10

Currently, 103 patients are hospitalized, 32 are in intensive care and 16 are on a ventilator.



Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus near southwest Williamson County Regional Park

There have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Williamson County since 2017.


Williamson County sees 844 new coronavirus cases this week

Between July 4 and July 10, Williamson County also reported 9 additional deaths.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.



Chisholm Trail Road in Round Rock to close July 13 through early August for RM 620 work

Chisholm Trail Road will be closed between RM 620 and Sunset Drive due to utility work scheduled for the RM 620 project.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


Plans to expand Brushy Creek wastewater plant in Round Rock by 2023 move forward

The consulting agreement approved July 9 would test materials such as concrete, soil and asphalt to ensure that the products are made to the city's specifications.


Del Valle ISD approves Tesla incentives, paving way for possible Travis County agreement

The school district's July 9 vote could yield Tesla around $46.4 million in tax abatements if the company chooses Travis County as its next factory site.



Round Rock lowers emergency mask ordinance fine following substantial compliance

Repeated violators of Round Rock's emergency face coverings ordinance will now only face a maximum of a $200 fine.


175 cases of coronavirus, 2 deaths confirmed in Williamson County on July 9

The Williamosn County and Cities Health District reported 23% of hospital beds and 9% of ICU beds are available.


Travis County tops 700 new COVID-19 cases for second straight day July 9

Travis County has had 13,864 total confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.


MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.



Reported coronavirus cases jump nearly 400% over past month in Williamson County

Coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations also saw the largest increase in the past 30 days.


DATA: Pflugerville, Hutto see double-digit sales tax boost in May; Round Rock experiences minor dip

Pflugerville and Hutto's May sales tax revenue totals jumped by 17.56% and 36%, respectively, as compared to May 2019 figures.


UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.


Williamson County reports 124 additional coronavirus cases, 2 deaths July 8

Currently, 109 patients are hospitalized, and 32 are in intensive care, per the report.



Southbound SH 130 main lanes will temporarily close July 10-13 at Cameron Road in Pflugerville

The closure, scheduled to run from 9 p.m. July 10 through 5 a.m. July 13, will allow crews to install overhead toll equipment.


Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto plan for future growth

Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to developing the land available to each city.


Travis County reports 753 new coronavirus cases July 8

The Austin MSA is still hovering near Stage 5 risk with 67 new hospital admissions in the past day.




2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


Emler Swim School now offering interactive lessons online

Families can choose to receive training via weekly video calls or through instructional videos online.