1:24 PM Jul 27, 2020 CDT

Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”


See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County this past week

Between July 20-26, Williamson County reported 416 additional cases of the coronavirus and 22 deaths.


Sarah Eckhardt wins state Senate District 14 race after Eddie Rodriguez concedes

Rodriguez announced July 27 he will focus his efforts on winning a Democratic majority in the Texas House.





Reported daily coronavirus cases continue to drop in Williamson County

The county also reported one additional death, bringing the death toll to 90.


Pflugerville Public Library outlines COVID-19 reopening plans

Currently, the Pflugerville Public Library offers free Wi-Fi in its parking lot, a virtual library card signup, digital resources, and a range of virtual events and programs for patrons.



Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Circuit of The Americas cancels 2020 F1 U.S. Grand Prix

The internationally attended event was scheduled for Oct. 23-25.


Virtual concerts to farmers markets: 5 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville from July 28-Aug. 1

Feeling stir-crazy at home? Here are five in-person and virtual events in Round Rock and Pflugerville from July 28-Aug. 1.



Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.


Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.


$14M facility, 60 new jobs: Investex II to set up shop in Round Rock

A 125,000-square-foot facility will soon break ground at 16400 Bratton Lane, Round Rock.




Austin Public Health confirms 243 new COVID-19 cases in Travis County on July 23

Travis County remains at Stage 4 risk as hospitalizations and case counts slightly decline.



Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.



Updates for Kelly Lane, Colorado Sand Drive; plus, other Pflugerville transportation news

Here are updates on Pflugerville's Kelly Lane, East Pflugerville Parkway and more.


Travis County reports 302 new coronavirus cases July 22

Austin Public Health also reported 58 new admissions of coronavirus patients in the Austin Metropolitan Area


New virtual reality escape room offers socially distant entertainment in Round Rock

Looking for an escape from reality? Virtropolis VR owner Patty Arredondo said her business is founded on just that concept.


Lake Travis resort reopens, Hays County issues burn ban: News from Central Texas

Read the latest Central Texas business and community updates.