Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Steady growth of commercial sector signals strong economy

Steady growth of commercial sector signals strong economy

Round Rock is logging its second straight year of strong commercial development as shown by 29 new commercial building permits submitted to the city through the first half of the 2013-14 fiscal year.

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Council appoints interim city manager

The Round Rock City Council unanimously appointed Laurie Hadley as interim city manager Thursday. Current City Manager Steve Norwood announced his resignation effective in September. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

WilCo Commissioners Court adopts budget

On Aug. 26 the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $243 million budget, which includes both salary increases and additional personnel. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Georgetown

In turnaround, El Lago still likely to relocate to Pflugerville

The El Lago tortilla factory’s relocation to Pflugerville appears to be back on track. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock ISD to offer free meals to at-risk students

At-risk students attending Round Rock ISD schools will now receive breakfast and lunch for free beginning in the 2014­–15 school year. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Decision delayed on LCRA revised water management plan

A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced August 15 but its approval remains uncertain. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Central Austin

Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center board selects interim executive director

Kelly Tourere Forister was appointed the interim executive director for the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center on Aug. 7 after Brenda Staples resigned from the position. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Georgetown

Hutto ISD board of trustees selected as top in Central Texas region

The Hutto ISD board of trustees has been selected as the top ISD board in Central Texas, according to an HISD news release. more »

Aug 18, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville leaders vote for road and parks bonds, against animal shelter bond

On Aug. 12, Pflugerville City Council approved two bond measures totaling $53 million for road improvements and new parks and recreation facilities that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Tortilla chip maker El Lago’s move to Pflugerville in limbo

El Lago may never relocate its tortilla chip factory to Pflugerville. The chipmaker was expected to move into a new location at the 130 Commerce Center by mid August, but El Lago has yet to arrive in Pflugerville, an official said. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Williamson County accepts preliminary proposed Budget

Commissioners approved a preliminary proposed 2014–15 budget Aug. 5 that is larger than the 2013–14 budget and includes significant cost increases to hire additional personnel. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Georgetown

Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce picks new president

The Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce has picked John Darby to be its new president. Darby will begin work at the chamber Aug. 18, according to a news release. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

ACC in-district tuition unchanged in 2014–15

Austin Community College approved its 2014–15 fiscal year budget July 7 without increasing tuition rates for ACC in-district students. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

South University to open in Round Rock in 2015

Construction on the South University campus near the intersection of I-35 and SH 45 in Round Rock is on schedule, and university officials said they expect the campus to open for classes by the college’s spring session in April. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock, Success high schools open in August

Construction is set to conclude this summer on two RRISD high schools, which will open Aug. 26 for the 2014–15 school year. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The new entrance to Round Rock High School is located on Deepwood Drive. RRHS reopens for the 2014–15 school year in August.

Photo courtesy Round Rock ISD

Hutto ISD names two new principals

Officials have selected two new principals to lead Hutto High School and Farley Middle School. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Texas A&M medical school to accept more students

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Round Rock will begin accepting more students in July 2016. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Baylor starts health care executive MBA program

Baylor University is launching a health care concentration under its executive master of business administration program as a result of Austin’s growth in the health care industry. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Parks and trails add value to Round Rock and Pflugerville

The webs of hike and bike trails spanning Round Rock and Pflugerville help local residents recreate, but city planners said they have bigger intentions when designing park and trail systems. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Jacob Shaull said he hopes to find a job in the oil industry after he finishes a welding program at Texas State Technical College in Hutto.

Photo by David Barer

Filling the education gaps

The biggest university endowments, football stadiums and most sought-after degrees in the state may belong to Texas’ largest public and private four-year universities, but community and technical colleges are increasingly forming the bedrock of highe more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock officials said they hope to sell the former gypsum supply property to a developer that will 
create a pedestrian-friendly area with potential restaurant options, an entertainment space and more.

Photo by David Barer

Round Rock gypsum property development a work in progress

Round Rock officials are wading carefully into the development of a large tract of land formerly home to a gypsum supply company in downtown. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Mundhenk named CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care

Rhonda Mundhenk has been named the permanent replacement for Pete Perialas as CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care, the health care provider announced July 24. more »

Jul 24, 2014 Georgetown

Round Rock ISD trustee applications accepted through Aug. 18

Round Rock ISD is accepting prospective candidate applications for five of the seven open trustee positions through Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Candidates will be elected at-large in November and serve without compensation. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Northwest Austin

Pizza restaurant plans late-August Round Rock opening

PizzaRev, a “fast-casual” pizza restaurant, plans to open its first Texas location in Round Rock in late August, company spokeswoman Chrissy Roofe said. more »

Jul 17, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The city of Hutto has hired Earl Morrison as the city's next chief of police. He begins work August 18.

City of Hutto

Hutto selects new police chief

Hutto officials have selected a veteran Deer Park Police Department lieutenant to be the city’s new chief of police. Earl Morrison will step in to lead the Hutto Police Department starting August 18. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, was hired as the new executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He will replace former executive director Maureen McCoy, who retired in February.

Courtesy Houston-Galveston Area Council

CAMPO announces new executive director

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, is returning to Austin to become executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

WilCo elected officials get salary increases

Williamson County commissioners voted on the salaries for elected officials in the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Georgetown (2 Comments)

Chikungunya virus found in Williamson County resident

Health officials have confirmed the first case in Texas of the viral disease chikungunya in a Williamson County resident, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Boil water order lifted after Pflugerville sewage spill

Pflugerville officials have lifted the boil water notice for those with groundwater wells near the sewage overflow into Gilleland Creek from the city’s wastewater treatment facility. more »

Jul 7, 2014 , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock City Manager Steve Norwood announced July 2 that he will resign from his position effective Sept. 30.

Courtesy city of Round Rock

Round Rock city manager announces resignation

Round Rock City Manager Steve Norwood announced July 2 that he will resign from his position effective Sept. 30. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Hutto amends hotel occupancy tax funding policy

Hutto City Council tweaked the city's hotel occupancy tax funding policy and created a six-week application period for businesses promoting Hutto to apply for city funds. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Growth constricts housing options

When Round Rock resident Letretia McGraw first moved into her public subsidized housing unit off Lance Lane in Round Rock in 2012, she was not happy about the change. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Repairing the ‘safety net’

Health care provider Lone Star Circle of Care is in the middle of a massive restructuring in an attempt to stay solvent. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

ACC bond package includes money for Round Rock campus expansion

A new $33.4 million classroom building will be constructed on the Round Rock campus of Austin Community College if a bond package is approved by district voters in November. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The park features two main slide complexes, a large racing slide and numerous other attractions.

Photo by Erich Hiner

Recent Highlights: Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park

Pflugerville’s Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park opened to the public June 9. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

City OKs concept for Lake Pflugerville

Pflugerville city leaders hope one day to turn Lake Pflugerville into much more than the scenic reservoir and outdoor recreation area that it is now. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto (4 Comments)

Pflugerville city leaders considering sidewalk construction along busy portions of FM 685

A high-traffic stretch of FM 685 in Pflugerville could become more pedestrian-friendly if city leaders decide to move forward with proposed sidewalk plans. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Conservation, groundwater use lower HISD utility bills

Hutto ISD is near the top of the class in terms of using power efficiently and keeping its water costs down compared with other school districts throughout Texas, according to a statewide study released by HISD in May. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Construction is ongoing at Forest Park Medical Center, which will be located on the south side of SH 45 N between MoPac and I-35. Crews celebrated the installation of the last piece of structural steel into the main building at a "topping off" ceremony on June 20.

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Hospital opening pushed back to April 2015

Forest Park Medical Center, a new hospital that will be located on the south side of SH 45 N between MoPac and I-35, has pushed back its opening date to April 2015 from its intended opening in December. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Northwest Austin

Round Rock ISD board adopts 2014–15 budget

On June 19, the Round Rock ISD board of trustees adopted the 2014–15 general operating budget of $361.1 million. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Northwest Austin

Transportation Updates

Find out what progress is being made on the roads near you

2014–15 Healthcare Directory

Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

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Prime Focus Forensics

Dining

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Mario's Mexican Restaurant

Real Estate Report

Tips for homebuyers and sellers in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

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Round Rock neighborhood services coordinator

Outdoor recreation guide

Local parks, trails, water recreation and day trips

Volunteer Guide 2014

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

By the numbers

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

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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Greenhouse Craft Foods

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