Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
9:46 PM Aug 11, 2020 CDT

Austin ISD makes it official, hiring Stephanie Elizalde as next superintendent

Elizalde was serving as Dallas ISD’s chief of school leadership prior to the hire.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

$191 million roads, parks bond proposal officially on Pflugerville's November ballot

Pflugerville residents will have the opportunity to vote on up to $191.3 million in roads and parks projects this November.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Area teachers speak up about coronavirus and more Round Rock ISD news

Read the latest news from Round Rock ISD.



New Braunfels

Astronaut, New Braunfels resident is Texan of the Year and more news from the Austin area

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.


Central Austin

‘You’re on mute’: Travis County pilots virtual trial by jury

The low-level misdemeanor trial featured a YouTube user commenting on a juror's cat and one potential juror—who was not selected—whose name appeared on Zoom as "Goth Brooks."


Georgetown

Williamson County adds 118 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths Aug. 11

The county has surpassed 7,000 total reported cases.


Central Austin

Travis County health officials turn toward positivity rate to track local coronavirus risk

Recent statistics show the positivity rate for testing could be an early sign of local coronavirus trends to come.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

How Pflugerville is carving out job growth, development opportunities amid pandemic

Panelists at a virtual discussion hosted by the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce discussed how the business landscape has endured significant change in the five months since the coronavirus hit.


Lake Travis | Westlake

TexARTS to launch small-group learning program for 2020-21 school year

The group will offer socialization, supplemental arts instruction and a consistent environment for students in grades four through eight.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle Nutrition wants to help people on their wellness journey

Co-owners Jennifer Cazazos and Britany Rodriguez said the store sells products centered on herbalized nutrition, including for before and after workouts, as well as vitamin supplements.




Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Nearly 60% of Dripping Springs ISD families opt to send their students back to campus in mid-September

Almost 60% of Dripping Springs ISD students are registered to switch to in-person classes in September.


Georgetown

Gatherings of more than 10 allowed in Williamson County beginning Aug. 13

The order only takes effect in the county’s unincorporated areas, and those within a city limit must still abide by the provisions established by the city officials.


Georgetown

Williamson County sets early-voting locations for November election

Plan ahead and see where the early voting locations are for this coming election.


Georgetown

JUST IN: Court to move forward in establishing committee to look into Williamson County Confederate statue placement

The committee will be formed in December with a possible report presented to the court in March.



Lake Travis | Westlake

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel welcomes guests back with new safety precautions

Face coverings will be required in all indoor public areas, and guests will utilize a touchless check-in procedure. The hotel has also administered enhanced sanitization practices and additional employee training


New Braunfels

Planned fire station, training facilities to be moved to larger land parcel within New Braunfels

A planned fire station and training facility in New Braunfels is en route to be moved to another location after officials established a roughly 35-acre tract that has been deemed a more suitable location.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels officials greenlight program to create, retain 40 full-time jobs

A program approved by New Braunfels City Council will offer an $85,000 investment to provide financial incentives to United Training Center LLC.


New Braunfels

Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels to expand visitation allowances

Patients at Resolute Health Hospital, located at 555 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels, are now allowed one visitor due to an adjusted visitation policy that went in place Aug. 11.



New Braunfels

Comal County Office of Public Health to offer back-to-school vaccines

Eligible adults and children can receive low- or no-cost immunizations through the office of public health.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock ISD's curbside meals resume Aug. 20. Here's what you need to know

For services provided during the first three weeks of the school year, families are asked to fill out an online meal form and request services by Aug. 17.


New Braunfels

To the moon and back: New Braunfels resident and astronaut is Texan of the Year

Brig. Gen. Charles Duke’s career at NASA spanned over 10 years. He was involved in five Apollo missions from 1966-72.


Central Austin

Sweetgreen opening first Austin location on South Congress on Aug. 12

The salad and grain bowl chain plans to open another location this fall on The Drag.