Cedar Park | Leander
2:23 PM Jul 8, 2020 CDT

Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix named new Burnet chief

Mannix will begin as the Burnet Police Department chief on July 13.


Cy-Fair

Emler Swim School now offering interactive lessons online

Families can choose to receive training via weekly video calls or through instructional videos online.


Central Austin

If new shelter-in-place orders are needed in Austin, local officials hope to have 'productive dialogue' with Gov. Abbott

With area ICU beds at 85% capacity, officials are preparing the Austin Convention Center to accept hospital patients and are calling on health professionals from around the country to assist in Texas.



Georgetown

DATA: Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defies projections

In its first full month of reopening since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgetown sales tax revenue picked up again.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Paul Norton is officially Lake Travis ISD’s new superintendent

The former superintendent of Texarkana ISD will fill the role left vacant by outgoing Superintendent Brad Lancaster, who has served LITSD for more than eight years.


Cedar Park | Leander

290-acre, mixed-use project proposed in Leander

District 2243, a proposed mixed-use development, could be the Leander's largest mixed-use development.


Lake Travis | Westlake

DATA: Lake Travis-Westlake region reports 618 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Austin Public Health reported 482 new coronavirus cases in Travis County on July 7, bringing the total to 12,408. Of that, there have been 9,348 recovered cases and 151 fatalities.



Lake Travis | Westlake

Postal Annex opens at the Hill Country Galleria

Postal Annex offers packaging supplies, copy services, notary services, greeting cards and more.


Lake Travis | Westlake

DATA: Almost 11,900 jobs retained in Lake Travis-Westlake area due to first round of federal PPP loans

In the nine ZIP codes that make up the Lake Travis-Westlake area, the data shows 79 companies received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program ranging from $350,000 to $10 million.


Georgetown

DATA: Unemployment claims by Georgetown residents drop slightly as pandemic continues

Georgetown saw a slow in unemployment claims between May 27 and June 27.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Creation of local health unit tabled in Lakeway

Citing a need for city officials to share information and provide for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeway City Council has begun discussions about whether to create a local health unit.



Georgetown

167 additional coronavirus cases, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 7

Currently, 112 patients are hospitalized, and 33 are in intensive care, per the report.


Georgetown

Prima Dora unique gift shop to open second location in Georgetown

The business plans to open Aug. 1.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

With empty land a limited commodity, redevelopment key for Round Rock

Redevelopment, which includes efforts to repurpose aging corridors, buildings and vacant lots, is essential to the city's long-term growth strategy.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos moves forward with COVID-19 Testing Program in partnership with Hays County

San Marcos City Council learned details about a partnership between the city and Hays County at a July 7 meeting that could advance coronavirus testing efforts.



Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

With 74.8 new hospitalizations per day over past week, Travis County could move into coronavirus risk Stage 5

Under Stage 5, Austin Public Health could suggest only essential businesses remain open.


Georgetown

Georgetown ISD announces preliminary plans to offer classes in person and at home next school year

“Know this is fluid. We are going to navigate this together and communicate as effectively as we can as frequently as we can," GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

UPDATE: Travis County postpones public discussion on Tesla economic incentives until July 14

County commissioners will continue discussions on Tesla with economic development staff at their next regular voting session.


New Braunfels

COVID-19 surge in Comal, Guadalupe counties continues

Comal County and Guadalupe County each reported two deaths last week, increasing their COVID-19 death tolls to three and nine, respectively.



Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.


Central Austin

Thousands of Central Austin businesses received hundreds of millions in PPP loan dollars to survive through the pandemic

Alamo Drafthosue and Torchy's Tacos were among the local businesses to receive the largest loans, but 85% of Central Austin recipients received $150,000 or less.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County reports 50 new coronavirus cases July 7

Numbers provided by the Hays County Local Health Department showed 50 new coronavirus cases and one new hospitalization July 7.


Cedar Park | Leander

Leander to continue solid waste contract with Al Clawson Disposal Inc. despite rate increase

According to a survey, 78% of Leander businesses wanted to continue contracting with ACDI despite the cost increase.