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Benchmark Family Services to relocate to Pflugerville

Benchmark Family Services will relocate its Austin office to Pflugerville on Dec. 9. Benchmark provides foster care placements for youth in need of out-of-home care.


Round Rock City Council Member Tammy Young is running for Congress

Round Rock City Council Member Tammy Young declared she is running for Texas’ 31st Congressional District as a Democrat on Oct. 30.


Pioneer Vision celebrates 10 years in Round Rock

Pioneer Vision is celebrating 10 years in business this month. Dr. Trip Fell started the optometry …



Total Project Connect costs could range from $4.7B-$9.8B for expanding transit in Austin area

Capital Metro officials released the estimated costs and potential ridership numbers Oct. 29, a day ahead of a joint meeting with city officials, to discuss expanding transit in the Austin area.


Travis County commissioners receive update on jail population, bond program amid scrutiny

Following scrutiny of Travis County’s bond system, members of the jail population monitoring group told commissioners public data does not accurately reflect who is in custody.


St. David’s CareNow–Round Rock West now open

St. David’s CareNow–Round Rock West, located in the Crossing Point Shopping Center at 2800 S. I-35, Round Rock, opened Oct. 29. The urgent care facility specializes in treating minor illnesses, such as the common cold and flu, and injuries like strains and sprains.


LunchboxWax franchise opens first Austin-area storefront in Round Rock

LunchboxWax, a full-service waxing salon franchise, has opened its fourth Texas franchise location and first …



Meraki Salon Studios opens in Round Rock

Meraki Salon Studios opened Oct. 29 at 2471 S. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock. The facility offers …


Williamson County commissioners appoint Hank Jones county fire marshal

Williamson County commissioners appointed Hank Jones as Williamson County fire marshal Oct. 29.


Travis County becomes second Texas county to adopt environmental purchasing policy

Travis County became the second county in the state to adopt a purchasing policy that prioritizes pollution prevention and environmental friendliness.


Voter turnout less than 3% in first week of early voting in Williamson County

Less than 3% of the Williamson County voters turned out to the polls in the first week of early voting ahead of the Nov. 5 elections, according to county data.



Escapology Escape Rooms Austin now under new ownership

Escapology Escape Rooms Austin, an entertainment facility specializing in activities where groups of people solve puzzles to find a way out of a room, has taken on new ownership. Paul and Jennifer Illingworth purchased the business, which is located in Sky Ridge Plaza at 2000 S. I-35, Ste. E2, Round Rock, in August.


Transcend Multimodality Ketamine Clinic now open in Pflugerville

Transcend Multimodality Ketamine Clinic, a ketamine-assisted therapy clinic, is now open in Pflugerville, staff confirmed Oct. 25. Located at 305 N. Heatherwilde Blvd., Ste. 140, Pflugerville, the facility specializes in treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum depression and chronic pain.


Northbound SH 130 closed at Pflugerville Parkway for much of Saturday night

The Pflugerville Police Department said traffic is being diverted from northbound SH 130 on to Pflugerville Parkway due to a crash.


Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.



150 condos in the works near Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock

Plans for a Round Rock development with 150 single-family condos advanced Oct. 24.


The Springs at Pflugerville Assisted Living and Memory Care under construction on Wells Branch Parkway

The Springs at Pflugerville Assisted Living and Memory Care is under construction at 1020 Wells Branch Parkway, Pflugerville. The senior living community will offer 32 beds—16 designated for memory care patients and 16 for assisted living—in one bedroom, suite and studio accommodations.


Tennis courts at Old Settlers Park to be repaired

Anticipated to begin in late November or early December, renovations are coming soon to the tennis courts at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.


Round Rock municipal courtroom renamed in honor of Judge Dan McNery

Round Rock City Council voted to rename the city’s municipal courtroom as the Dan R. McNery Municipal Courtroom on Oct. 24.



Round Rock mayor recovering from spinal surgery

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan is recovering from spinal surgery, he said in a statement released Oct. 24.


Pflugerville City Council revisits city camping rules

Pflugerville City Council is moving forward with plans to update a city-wide camping ordinance.


Valvoline Instant Oil Change coming to Stone Hill Town Center

Pflugerville City Council approved the specific use permit for the construction of a Valvoline Instant Oil …


Adopt a dog, cat, kitten or rabbit for free Oct. 26 at the Williamson County Animal Shelter

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is hosting a free adoption event this Saturday, Oct. 26. The first 50 adoptions of adult dogs, adult cats, kittens and rabbits will be paid for by A+ Federal Credit Union.