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'I’ve cried almost every day': Inside Round Rock ISD's return to in-person learning

Over 11,000 students returned to RRISD campuses this week as in-person learning resumed Sept. 15.


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Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.


Williamson County adds 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 18

As of Sept. 18, eight patients are hospitalized, four are in intensive care units and seven are on a ventilator.



Round Rock ISD launches COVID-19 dashboard

Round Rock ISD families can now monitor the number of confirmed coronavirus cases by campus.


Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock.


Pflugerville ISD outlines struggles of balancing in-person, virtual curricula

Based on current struggles teachers are facing, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer Brandy Baker said she will distribute a survey to teachers the week of Sept. 20 to determine struggles, impact and needs regarding simultaneous on-campus and virtual instruction.


Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.



Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Pflugerville to relocate COVID-19 testing site

Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site.


Williamson County adds 35 confirmed cases, 2 deaths to coronavirus count Sept. 17

Of the total cases reported, 8,187 are estimated to have recovered.



Townhouse sales spike by 158% in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Overall residential sales decreased by 7.5% in August as townhouse sales skyrocketed.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Hutto on Sept. 22-24

The testing is open to all Texans regardless of county of residence.


Austin Community College, Army Futures Command to launch software incubator program this winter

The program will be located at the renovated ACC Rio Grande campus in downtown Austin.



McNeil Road extension now complete near downtown Round Rock

McNeil Road now stretches east of Burnet Street to Georgetown Street.


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Williamson County adds 44 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 16

The county also reported three additional deaths.


Tesla continues subcontractor search for Travis County gigafactory

While undisclosed general contractors have been selected, Tesla is still seeking applications for more local partners.



Typhoon Texas opens The Patio entertainment venue and 3 other Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto business updates

Typhoon Texas has opened The Patio, a seasonal "eater-tainment" space in Pflugerville.


Find out when Pflugerville playgrounds, recreation center reopen

A new round of parks and recreation facilities are poised to reopen in Pflugerville on Sept. 18 and 25.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.


Williamson County receives additional $1.3 million in coronavirus relief aid

The funding is from the third tranche of Community Development Block Grant funding to help prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.



Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Travis County children, teenagers ages 10-19 account for recent upswing in coronavirus cases

People ages 10-19 have tested positive for COVID-19 at higher rates since the start of the school year, according to a top health official.