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Round Rock City Council moves to end face covering ordinance on April 22

Round Rock City Council approved a motion at the April 8 meeting in a 7-0 vote to end the face covering ordinance on April 22 at 11:59 p.m.


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Organic beverage company KTonic to break ground in Hutto

The company will have a tap room opening in early 2022.


ERCOT requests Texans conserve energy amid 'emergency conditions' evening of April 13, but no power outages expected

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.



State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.


Williamson County reported more than 250 new COVID-19 cases April 9-11

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.


Dell Diamond to open at increased capacity for opening day in Round Rock

Dell Diamond to open at increased capacity for Triple-A opening day



Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.


Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.


Williamson County adds more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County.


Pustka Family Barbeque serving Hutto area; Indian restaurant coming to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.



Amid the struggle to get vaccinated, these Austin moms have helped over 3,900 people get appointments

The women volunteer their time searching for hard-to-find time slots that often become available in the middle of the night.


Election Q&A: Meet the candidates for Round Rock City Council Place 3, 5

Meet the candidates running for Round Rock City Council Place 3 and 5. We asked them what they see as the greatest challenge facing the city?


TEA Student Assessment Division calls STAAR Online Testing Platform connectivity issues 'completely unacceptable'

According to the release, three STAAR tests were affected by the connectivity issues including fourth grade writing, seventh grade writing and English I.


Williamson County hires attorney in new Big Fish Entertainment lawsuit

Big Fish Entertainment produces the documentary series "Live PD."



Pustka Family Barbeque serving walk-up brisket in Hutto

Since opening, the community has been supportive of their business, and word of mouth brings people from outside Hutto to the food truck.


Allegiant to open new operations base at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport later this year

The $75 million investment will add new local jobs while expanding flight options to and from Austin.


New order from Gov. Greg Abbott bans government-mandated 'vaccine passports' in Texas

"Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives," Abbott said.


Round Rock City Council April 8 agenda to include face covering discussions

Round Rock City Council’s packet briefing April 6 went over several items that will be on the agenda for the April 8 meeting, including a grant for victims of violent crimes, the removal of a monarch tree designation and discussions about the face covering ordinance.




Williamson County adds 146 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths April 1-4

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.


Officials: No grace period to follow end of statewide waiver for vehicle title, registration requirements

Officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced April 5 there will be no grace period following the end of the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements this month.


See restaurant updates from NW Austin; Comal ISD removes mask requirement and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week in the Central Texas area.



Round Rock Garden Center grows support in Central Texas community

As spring arrives in Central Texas, the quiet hum of customers at the Round Rock Garden Center picked up on a Thursday morning as guests began searching for new house plants and walked through rows of vegetables.


11 events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto for April-May

Things to do during April and May for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto include a crawfish festival, environmental clean-up day and Round Rock Express opening day.