Georgetown
4:34 PM Jun 29, 2020 CDT

Southwestern University renames building to honor first Black student

Ernest Clark was the university's first Black student and graduate. He graduated in 1969.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Travis County to close parks for holiday weekend; county judge calls on other Texas officials to step up safety procedures

With local hospital capacity at around 70%, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe is pushing area leaders to place strong restrictions on gatherings for the Fourth of July weekend.


Central Austin

Austin eyes closing another round of neighborhood streets to vehicle through traffic

The potential additions to the city’s Healthy Streets program include streets in Crestivew, Hyde Park, Windsor Park and South Austin.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Kalahari Resorts prepares to hire 1,500 Round Rock employees, offers virtual hiring fair

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is preparing to make a splash in the Round Rock-area job market.


Central Austin

Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection opens June 29

The hotel, restaurant and event space is set on 10 acres in north Central Austin.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

South Austin voter guide: See who is running, where and when to vote in the July 14 election

Early voting began June 29 for Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs residents, who have an opportunity to vote this month in local elections.


Northwest Austin

New principals brought on board at Connally, Weiss high schools

Two of Pflugerville ISD’s high schools will have new principals heading into the 2020-21 school year.



New Braunfels

Comal and Guadalupe counties report record week for COVID-19, surge in hospitalizations

Hospitalizations in Comal County increased to 24, and Guadalupe County announced 26 previously unreported hospitalizations.


New Braunfels

Preview: New Braunfels ISD to host virtual June board meeting

The board of trustees will discuss the upcoming 2020-21 calendar, the district budget and COVID-19-related purchases.


Northwest Austin

Microsoft permanently closes North Austin storefront in The Domain

Microsoft announced June 26 it is closing all of its retail stores nationwide.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock enacts emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public

Effective midnight on June 30, face coverings will be required in most public spaces within the city of Round Rock.



Northwest Austin

DATA: Northwest Austin May real estate market snapshot

Here is your Northwest Austin real estate market data for May 2020.


Georgetown

The Doug Smith Performance Center in Georgetown now open for student summer camps

The center is located on the corner of Second and Rock streets.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Weekend update: Travis County sees 1,364 new COVID-19 cases June 27-28

Travis County saw 1,364 new coronavirus cases over the past two days, setting a single-day record with 728 cases June 27.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Gov. Greg Abbott, Vice President Mike Pence urge Texans to wear face coverings

Gov. Greg Abbott urged the state’s residents on June 28 to go back to the basics of washing hands, wearing face coverings and maintaining safe distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.



Georgetown

Georgetown's Ponderosa Pet Resort celebrates 10th anniversary

The business offers pet boarding, training and more.


New Braunfels

New Braunfels closes river parks and cancels fireworks; council member quarantined

As the local spike in coronavirus cases accelerated, city officials dealt with the pandemic on numerous fronts.


Central Austin

Districts to offer some in-person classes and more: Most popular news from Central Texas this week

Read the most popular new from this week from Central Texas.


Public weighs in as Del Valle ISD considers tax incentives for Tesla, a move which could stave off recapture

Officials from Del Valle ISD considered plans to incentivize electric carmaker Tesla’s choice to build its next factory in Southeast Travis County at a June 25 public hearing.



Georgetown

Williamson County adds 533 known coronavirus cases this week

Hospitalizations also saw a surge this week.


Central Austin

Austin city manager pushes back city employees’ return to office as coronavirus firms its grip on city

City employees were set to begin returning to the office June 29.


Georgetown

Williamson County reports 3 additional deaths, hospitalizations nearly triple as coronavirus counts continue to rise

The number of patients in intensive care and on ventilators also doubled.


Central Austin

Experts say pandemic’s future impact on demand for Austin office space is overhyped

Many workers have been teleworking through the pandemic. What this means for the future of office spaces remains to be seen.