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Regional transit plan to provide travel choices

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Project Connect North Corridor plan aims to connect Austin to WilCo cities

On April 16, Project Connect North Corridor planners unveiled their locally preferred alternative map of transit options to connect those cities via bus and transit services.

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Hutto Chamber of Commerce President Tom Britton submits resignation

Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce President Tom Britton submitted his resignation to the chamber’s board of directors, according to an April 22 news release. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Kelly Lane improvements on schedule despite unexpected problems

Pflugerville officials expect the current phase of construction on Kelly Lane to be completed on schedule in December, despite some engineering hitches and unexpected delays. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

WilCo growth summit set for April 22

On April 22 Williamson County residents, business leaders and nonprofits can explore the area's challenges at the Supporting Williamson County’s Growth and Changing Demographics Community Impact Summit. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Hays County Judge Dr. Bert Cobb (left) and Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis lead an April 14 discussion on a proposal for a regional water board.

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Central Texas county commissioners discuss regional water plan

Hays County and Williamson County Commissioners Courts hosted a meeting April 14 with representatives from Travis County and other state and local agencies to discuss the viability of forming a regional utility development corporation. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

WilCo commissioners host public hearing on county vote centers

Williamson County commissioners heard citizen comments April 15 during a public hearing about the Countywide Polling Place Program, which was designated a successful status by the Texas Secretary of State’s office. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Georgetown

Round Rock ISD campuses to expand gardens with grant assistance

Round Rock ISD's Opportunity Center and Wells Branch Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from a Whole Foods foundation to expand their gardens, the district announced April 7. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

Round Rock turns up its water reuse

Every day, the city of Round Rock pours millions of gallons of wastewater from its treatment plant into Brushy Creek, from which it is swept downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

A Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 firefighter practices drills on a  ladder truck. ESD No. 2 officials say funding shortfalls are affecting the department.

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Pflugerville Fire Dept. faces critical condition

The leadership of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2—also known as the Pflugerville Fire Department—says the department has become underfunded, understaffed and overwhelmed by the volume of emergency calls it is being asked to respond to more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto (7 Comments)

Veterans' Hill Elementary School was closed after the 2010, school year because of budget cuts, but it will reopen in August.

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Hutto ISD makes elementary shift

Following months of research, studies and input, the Hutto ISD board of trustees voted March 6 to return fifth-graders to elementary schools. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Fairways at Star Ranch, located in Hutto's unincorporated area west of SH 130, includes nearly 400 apartment units.

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Hutto looks at adding new multifamily housing

While the city of Hutto is actively campaigning to bring in commercial development, city officials are also looking to attract multifamily developments to meet the city’s wide array of housing needs. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville works water agreements

In continuing negotiations with its water supply utilities, Pflugerville City Council set the stage for a new round of agreements with SouthWest Utility Co. and Manville Water Supply Corp. at its Feb. 25 meeting. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock sets Georgetown up for new development

As new retail and housing construction in Round Rock continues to push up against its border, Georgetown city officials think now is the right time to invest in infrastructure projects that could bring a wave of new development to Georgetown. more »

Apr 2, 2014 , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Grants allow for construction of new sports facility for disabled children

Hutto’s first sports facility specifically designed for disabled children is set to break ground the first week of May. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

WilCo hearing April 15 will address vote centers

Williamson County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on April 15 to hear comments about the vote center program that allows residents to cast a ballot at any polling location. more »

Apr 1, 2014 Georgetown

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell (center) came to Community Impact Newspaper's new headquarters for a tour and to declare Community Impact Newspaper Day. John and Jennifer Garrett accepted the proclamation.

Peter McCrady

Austin Mayor declares Community Impact Newspaper Day

After a tour of the news organization’s new building, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared March 27 as Community Impact Newspaper Day in the city of Austin. more »

Mar 27, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Bradley will be sworn in as a Pflugerville ISD trustee on May 15.

Larry Bradley

Bradley joining Pflugerville ISD board

After running unopposed in Pflugerville ISD’s board of trustees election, Larry Bradley will be sworn in at the board’s May 15 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Project Connect team to discuss North Corridor bus, rail plans at upcoming events

The planning team behind the Project Connect North Corridor that stretches from downtown Austin to Georgetown will discuss at several upcoming events the final draft of bus and rail services designed to connect the region. more »

Mar 25, 2014 Northwest Austin

Mayor of Austin to declare Community Impact Newspaper Day

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will pay a visit to Community Impact Newspaper’s new headquarters March 26 for a tour of the facilities and to deliver a proclamation declaring March 27 Community Impact Newspaper Day. more »

Mar 24, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

CAMPO asks public for input on regional transportation needs

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating regional transportation efforts, is hosting six public meetings to receive feedback about the public’s priorities. more »

Mar 21, 2014 Austin Metro

County denies grant request for emergency management drones

Williamson County commissioners struck down a request March 18 from the Office of Emergency Management to apply for grant funds to purchase two unmanned aerial vehicles for hazard assessment uses. more »

Mar 19, 2014 Georgetown (1 Comments)

Cortec to relocate to 130 Commerce Center

The Pflugerville City Council approved an agreement at its March 12 meeting to bring California-based Cortec Precision Sheetmetal Inc. to the 130 Commerce Center in the east side of the city. more »

Mar 13, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto ISD board votes to move fifth grade back to elementary campuses

The Hutto ISD board of trustees voted at a special called March 6 meeting to move fifth graders back to the district’s elementary campuses. more »

Mar 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

RRISD seeks new schools, campus additions

Round Rock ISD’s board of trustees unanimously approved a $299 million bond package Feb. 25. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

PISD sets largest bond package in history

With many of Pflugerville ISD’s schools at or above capacity and no slowdown to the influx of new students in sight, the district’s board of trustees has decided the time is right to ask residents for new funding. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto (5 Comments)

Sgt. Conor Mitchell has been an officer with the Hutto Police Department for six years.

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Hutto civil service will go to vote

Hutto residents can vote May 10 on a measure that would change the hiring, promotion and disciplinary rules of the city’s police force. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto (2 Comments)

Pflugerville-based Unique Vapors offers customers free samples of e-cigarette flavors.

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Vaping trend draws entrepreneurs

In the past six months, at least nine electronic cigarette stores have set up shop in Pflugerville and Round Rock, mirroring a nationwide trend of swapping traditional smoking for vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto (9 Comments)

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Construction on a new joint Round Rock fire/police department training facility is expected to begin in 2014 with funding made available through voter-approved bonds.

Round Rock cashes in bond revenue

The city of Round Rock is wasting little time putting to use the $123.6 million in bond funding approved by voters in November. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock to offer employee health clinic

The city of Round Rock is staking a claim in the health care business in an effort to reduce its employees’ insurance claims. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

On Feb. 13, the Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 board of directors called an election regarding a proposed 0.5 percent sales tax increase in portions of the district.

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Fire, city officials debate use of sales tax revenue

Officials from Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the city of Pflugerville are engaged in a contentious debate over which entity deserves the right to collect new local sales taxes from one of their last available sources. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Dr. Max Ker, co-owner of Vista Ridge Family Dental, demonstrated how Bitcoin payments are accepted.

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Some Round Rock, WilCo businesses accept Bitcoin currency as payment

Several businesses in Round Rock and Williamson County are accepting Bitcoin, a digital form of alternative currency. more »

Mar 5, 2014 , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

By the numbers

A breakdown of Round Rock and Hutto's demographics, population and employment patterns

Outdoor recreation guide

Local parks, trails, water recreation and day trips

Recent highlights

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Hutto Family YMCA opens

Business

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FSG Energy

Dining

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Gino's Italian Restaurant

Business

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Complete Energy Systems

People

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Travis Johnson, Round Rock businessman

Coffee With Impact

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Hugh Forrest, South by Southwest Interactive Conference director

Summer camp guide

Listings of local summer camp programs

Volunteer Guide 2014

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

Connected 2014

A guide to Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto in 2014

Local education guides

Test scores, feeder patterns and enrollment information for Round Rock ISD, Pflugerville ISD and Hutto ISD

Real estate

Market data for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

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