Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto
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Street maintenance drives Round Rock’s budget, tax rate discussions

After cutting $4.3 million meant for street maintenance from this year’s budget, Round Rock City Council took steps Aug. 13 to secure road repair funds for fiscal year 2020-21.


Central Austin

Austin will send $460 million transportation bond to voters in November

The bond would fund include capital improvements to a number of projects, including the Longhorn Dam Bridge over Lady Bird Lake. The cost to the median Austin taxpayer would be about $77-$80 per year.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

It’s official: Round Rock will hold city elections Nov. 3

The ballot includes three council seats and seven charter amendments.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Dozens of teachers pen letter to San Marcos CISD seeking extended flexibility toward in-campus policy

A group of 52 teachers from the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District have written a letter to the school board seeking a number of considerations.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

P. Terry's plans for S. Congress drive-thru and more Austin-area news

Read the latest Austin-area business and community news.


Georgetown

Williamson County reports 73 new coronavirus cases, reaches 99 deaths Aug. 13

The county's seven-day rolling positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, continues to decrease.


Georgetown

State COVID-19 testing in Williamson County continues in Taylor on Aug. 15-16

Free testing will be provided for county and non-county residents at the Main Street Intermediate School.



Northwest Austin

Roundup: Chi’lantro opens newest location and 5 other businesses now open, coming soon in Northwest Austin

As customers are slowly permitted to return to in-person dining and shopping, new restaurants and businesses are opening across Northwest Austin. Here is a roundup of new and upcoming businesses to check out.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Tesla posts first gigafactory jobs as construction gets underway in Travis County

The company has 49 active listings for Austin-area jobs related to the gigafactory and other operations.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Eanes ISD begins progress on diversity advisory group

Eanes ISD officials continued their attempt to promote racial awareness by agreeing to form a new community advisory group at the Aug. 11 trustees meeting.


Georgetown

UPDATED: Georgetown ISD to offer in-person classes Aug. 20 for certain special education students

The district will open its doors for students who spend at least 60% of their school day in non-general education courses.



Georgetown

Mosquito trap pool tests positive for West Nile virus in Sun City

Georgetown staff will continue mosquito control efforts by treating standing water with larvicide.


Lake Travis | Westlake

AcroTex Gymnastics opens in the Bee Cave area

AcroTex Gymnastics opened a new location July 20 in The Village at Vail Divide.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

City of Kyle puts Permian Highway Pipeline builder on notice after disruptive noise

Residents reported excessive construction noises Tuesday night. Work is expected to continue at a lower volume throughout the weekend.


Central Austin

Police transformation begins in Austin as City Council approves millions in budget cuts, reinvestments, commitments

The move comes in response to a national and local reckoning over police brutality and the future of public safety.



Lake Travis | Westlake

Tax rate increase proposed in West Lake Hill’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget discussions

West Lake Hills officials are considering a higher tax rate for the fiscal year 2020-21 budget from the current $0.07 per $100 valuation to a potential $0.0786 per $100 valuation.


Central Austin

Project Connect officially in the hands of Austin voters Nov. 3

Austin City Council took its final vote Aug. 13 on a plan to ask voters for approximately $3.85 billion in local revenue to expand the city's public transportation network.


Northwest Austin

Austin Regional Clinic now recruiting for coronavirus vaccine trial

Local health care provider Austin Regional Clinic will recruit 250 patients from the Austin area to participate in a late-phase clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Small-format Target in downtown San Marcos to have grand opening Aug. 16

The downtown small-format location of Target, located at 101 Concho St., Ste. 200, San Marcos, will hold its grand opening event during store hours Aug. 16.



Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

P. Terry's submits plans for new S. Congress drive-thru

The future location would be the third located in the South Austin area.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels Smokehouse closes restaurant; production facility still open

The business closed its local restaurant Aug. 7, but the production plant remains open.


Northwest Austin

AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.


Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD cancels first 2 class days for high schoolers after technical issue

High school principals will work with the district to decide how to regain lost instructional time.