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SH 45 N becoming key corridor

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SH 45 N becoming key corridor

When developers announced in September they were knocking down the Garden Ridge store near SH 45 N and I-35 to put in new national retailers, it hardly came as a surprise to those paying attention to the area.

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Children play games at the arcade at the Aloha Events Center

Scott Thomas

Aloha Event Center aims to attract professionals and families

The Aloha Event Center opened at Hawaiian Falls on Oct. 22, the first such meeting and event space in Pflugerville. more »

Oct 22, 2014

Judge retires after 37 years of service

Williamson County commissioners bid farewell to 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield at their regular meeting Oct. 21. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Georgetown

Austin Community College is proposing a new four-year nursing program in which the school's past graduates can upgrade their associate's degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. If approved by the state, the new program could begin by 2017.

Joe Lanane

ACC seeks to add bachelor's nursing program

Nursing students in Austin Community College's associate degree program may soon be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science in nursing without transferring. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin

Pflugerville home to new barbecue sauce

Add barbecue sauce manufacturer to the list of businesses drawn to Pflugerville in part by the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pflugerville ISD's site for High School #4

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Pflugerville ISD chooses site for fourth high school

Pflugerville ISD has chosen a 150-acre tract of land near Lake Pflugerville off Weiss Lane, according to a PISD news release. The release states the site is expected to become the home to additional campuses in the future, as the district is seeing more »

Oct 17, 2014 6 Comments

Hutto officials support name change for higher ed center

City of Hutto and Hutto ISD leaders have passed resolutions supporting a name change for the city’s newest higher education center. more »

Oct 17, 2014

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Google representatives visited PMC Robert P. Hernandez Middle School Oct. 9 to give a tutorial on Internet safety. The interactive 45-minute presentation is geared toward middle school students and is part of its Good To Know School Roadshow initiative.

Lyndsey Taylor

Google teaches Round Rock ISD students about Internet safety

Google paid a visit to PFC Robert P. Hernandez Middle School Oct. 9 to provide a tutorial about Internet safety, including tips on making strong passwords, controlling privacy settings and avoiding online scams. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Williamson County may see faster evidence testing

Williamson County commissioners are working out the details for an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to speed up felony and misdemeanor controlled substance and blood alcohol evidence testing. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Georgetown

Round Rock Public Library launching its own e-book checkout system

Round Rock Public Library patrons will be checking out e-books through a new system starting Oct. 20. The library will be switching systems to make it more simple for users to order popular titles more quickly. more »

Oct 3, 2014

Unusual odors, tastes could hit Pflugerville water users during cleaning procedure

There are no health risks associated with drinking the tap water during the cleaning procedure, though it could lead to strange tastes, colors and particles for a limited time, according to a news release. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Seton offers free exercise classes, lunch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seton Healthcare Family is hosting a series of free programs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, including low- and no-cost mammograms, yoga and zumba classes and informational sessions. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Northwest Austin

Moving toward more mobility in Pflugerville

Pflugerville does not have a bus stop offering public transportation, but following a September City Council meeting focused on city transit, it appears city leaders intend to change that. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Higher property values lead to bigger budgets

The cities of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto all approved their budgets and tax rates for FY 2014–15. Due to Central Texas' rising property values the trend was higher budgets and lower property taxes. more »

Oct 1, 2014 , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 5 Comments

Cities looking to connect SH 45 N frontage road

Staffers with the cities of Round Rock and Pflugerville are looking at ways to connect a frontage road on SH 45 that currently forces drivers to pass through a neighborhood or enter the toll road. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 2 Comments

Pflugerville leaders exploring plans for new animal shelter, improvements

Pflugerville officials are crafting plans to upgrade the city’s animal shelter and contemplating building a new one next to Lake Pflugerville. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Land owned by area family may be key to future Hutto sports complex

A piece of farmland behind a Hutto auto dealership could be the city’s answer to a yearslong effort to build a sports complex. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Pipe coating manufacturer LifeLast headed to Pflugerville

Pflugerville Community Development Corp. approved incentives Sept. 25 to help bring industrial firm LifeLast Inc. and about 15 jobs to Pflugerville. more »

Sep 29, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

On Sept. 26, Bluebonnet Elementary School celebrated the opening of its outdoor learning center, which includes six gardening beds and a covered amphitheater space used for presentations and lectures.

Lyndsey Taylor

Bluebonnet Elementary School opens outdoor learning center

Bluebonnet Elementary School hosted a ribbon cutting Sept. 26 to celebrate the opening of its newly constructed outdoor learning center, which includes six gardening beds and a covered amphitheater space for lectures and presentations. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock Chamber wins award for business development

The Texas Economic Development Council will recognize the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce for its community development efforts at their annual banquet Oct. 2, according to a statement from the chamber. more »

Sep 25, 2014

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