San Marcos | Buda | Kyle
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Live music venues in Hays County struggle to survive during pandemic

A survey conducted in April by the National Independent Venue Association reported 90% of independent venues across the country are likely to close by fall if conditions persist.

Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Outside equity assessment at AISD could evaluate hiring practices, past closures

A report could look at the root causes of inequities and offer the district best practices as potential solutions.

Central Austin

Austin’s police transformation: City estimates forensics lab could be moved by winter, but reassigning internal affairs will take time

Austin City Council will vote on the fiscal year 2020-21 budget this week.


Harbor Freight Tools coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.


OVER THE WEEKEND: 648 coronavirus cases, 3 deaths added in Williamson County

The current seven-day rolling positivity rate, or the rate which tests return positive, is 8.71%, data shows. Over the three-day period, Williamson County’s rate dropped below 10% for the first time since mid-June, data shows.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

70% of Round Rock ISD families opt for virtual learning when campuses reopen

The district has released Parent Choice Survey data as the start of the fall sememster draws closer.


More than half of Georgetown ISD students expect to return to classrooms in September

The first day of in-person classes is Sept. 10.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Brass Tap reopens and 5 other business updates in Round Rock, Hutto

The Brass Tap reopened in downtown Round Rock on Aug. 10 and announced a new addition to its menu offerings.

Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Roundup: 5 businesses celebrating anniversaries in South Austin

These five businesses and orgnaizations are hitting milestones over the next month.


Georgetown residents affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for help paying utility bills

The program offers up to $1,500 to residential utility customers who have past due balances in 2020 and can show their income or employment has been affected by the pandemic.

New Braunfels

Two new COVID-19-related deaths reported in Comal County

Two New Braunfels residents died Aug. 6 due to COVID-19, according to an Aug. 10 press release from Comal County.


Central Texas Mini Golf plans October opening in Georgetown

Central Texas Mini Golf plans to hold mini golf tournaments and to have league play for different age groups.

New Braunfels

Lone Star Bath Treats expands to brick-and-mortar location in New Braunfels

Lone Star Bath Treats, located at 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4111, New Braunfels, had its grand opening July 29.

Northwest Austin

New 339-unit apartment community coming to far Northwest Austin

A new development will soon deliver hundreds of multifamily units to one of Northwest Austin’s most rapidly developing corridors.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

$920K available through Pflugerville's new small-business grants

The program allocates $920,000 in grant funding for eligible businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

New Braunfels

Comal and New Braunfels ISDs to begin 2020-21 school year with in-person and remote learning

Students will be able to participate in remote or in-person instruction and can change their preference at the end of each nine-week period.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto to host virtual transportation meeting ahead of FM 1660 project kickoff

The project is proposed to help reduce congestion along FM 1660 at its signalized intersections as well as to promote safety and mobility along the roadway.

Lake Travis | Westlake

Texas-based automotive company acquires newly built Jaguar Land Rover North Austin

Sewell Jaguar Land Rover North Austin is now open after acquiring the dealership from Park Place Dealerships in July.

New Braunfels

Comal and Guadalupe counties approve discretionary tax increase measures

Commissioner courts in both counties approved measures that would allow up to an 8% increase of property taxes, but doubted such a hike would be necessary.

Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave to discuss preliminary budget Aug. 11

Bee Cave City Council will begin discussion of the city’s preliminary budget at its Aug. 11 meeting.


Williamson County may form committee to discuss removal of Confederate statue

The item will be discussed during the court's Aug. 11 meeting.

New Braunfels

First round of PPP loans offered temporary relief in New Braunfels, saved jobs

The Paycheck Protection Program authorized up to $669 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses with 500 or fewer employees to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville Public Library announces return date for curbside services

Services available Aug. 11 include item returns, reserved item pickup, printing and curbside care kits.