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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.


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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.


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.




Tumble 22 to serve up Nashville-style hot chicken in Round Rock

Chicken tenders, collard greens and homemade pies—oh, my! Tumble 22 is coming to Round Rock in early 2021.


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.



Sheppard Street designated to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by Round Rock City Council

To honor the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. and the historic strides made on Sheppard Street, the Round Rock City Council approved a resolution to designate the street in his memory.


Janneke Parrish announces run for Place 3 on Round Rock City Council

“I look forward to ensuring Round Rock continues to grow and thrive through policies and legislation that benefit everyone in the community,” Janneke Parrish said.


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.




Ametrine Inc. relocating to Round Rock after City Council approves incentive agreement

The company plans to bring 140 new jobs ranging from production, engineering, management and administration with an average wage of around $75,000.



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.



Kristin Stevens announces run for Place 5 on Round Rock City Council

“Today, after prayerful consideration with my family, I’m proud to announce my candidacy for Round Rock City Council,” Stevens said.


Round Rock ISD to address COVID-19, spring semester in January town halls

Each of the three meetings will focus on a specific element of school operations: one on ongoing coronavirus health and safety updates, one on spring semester learning frameworks and one on the status of district programs in athletics and fine arts.


Round Rock City Council Member Writ Baese will not seek third term

"I want to thank the residents of Round Rock for the opportunity to serve over the last six years," Council Member Writ Baese said in the release. "Round Rock is blessed with a remarkable city staff and a council that is truly focused on effective governance.”


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.




Amazon sets up shop in Central Texas; Milano Pizza coming to Cedar Park and more local news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.