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Round Rock mulls downtown property options

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Round Rock mulls downtown property options

City leaders are contemplating three proposed developments to go in the former Builders Gypsum downtown property, a tract some are calling the key to Round Rock’s downtown revitalization.

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Representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission present a $2.75 million check to Austin Community College to be used for workforce training at Samsung, TNT Solutions and Voltabox of Texas.

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ACC awarded $2.75M grant for tech job training

Austin Community College announced Nov. 24 that it will provide specialized training for three Central Texas technology firms with funding from a $2.75 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. more »

Nov 25, 2014 3:49 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Children's advocacy center names new executive director

The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors appointed B. Scott Finnell as the organization's new executive director, according to a Nov. 24 announcement. He is expected to begin at the center Dec. 22. more »

Nov 25, 2014 10:43 AM Georgetown

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

PCDC loans additional $1.5 million for Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park construction

Pflugerville Community Development Corp. and Pflugerville City Council approved resolutions Nov. 18 allowing the PCDC to loan Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park an additional $1.5 million for increased construction costs. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:27 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 4 Comments

Starbucks coming to RM 620 in Round Rock

Starbucks is coming to 16650 RM 620 next to the LA Fitness in 2015. more »

Nov 17, 2014 6:28 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 2 Comments

Updated: Barnett resigns as county elections administrator

Former Williamson County Elections Administrator Jason Barnett resigned effective Nov. 13. On Nov. 18 members of the Williamson County Election Commission named Kay Eastes as interim elections administrator. more »

Nov 17, 2014 1:24 PM Georgetown

Hutto ISD to sell $25 million of bonds for new elementary school

Hutto ISD board of trustees approved the sale of $25 million of bonds Nov. 13 to fund construction of Norman Elementary School, which will be located in the Riverwalk subdivision off FM 685 south of Brushy Creek. more »

Nov 14, 2014 4:50 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock City Councilman Joe Clifford announces resignation

City Councilman Joe Clifford, Place 3, announced at Thursday's City Council he will resign and that Thursday was his last City Council meeting. Clifford said he and his wife will be moving closer to family. more »

Nov 13, 2014 7:55 PM

Chinese investment could kick-start Pflugerville office construction

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation on Nov. 6 discussed a project to potentially bring $15 million in Chinese investor money to Pflugerville to help kick-start construction of office buildings at 130 Commerce Center. more »

Nov 13, 2014 5:39 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Extensive two-year FM 685 road and bridge project begins in Hutto

Major construction began Oct. 20 on FM 685 between Hwy. 79 and SH 130 in Hutto, one of the busiest and most flood-prone sections of roadway in the city. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM , , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The county is crafting the Land Water and Transportation Plan to help manage development along SH 130 and in other areas of Travis County.

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SH 130 key road in Travis County’s plans for growth

Travis County is currently working on a draft for their Land, Water and Transportation Plan, preparing for a day when SH 130 south of Pflugerville might have more on it than farmland and a healthy amount of automobile traffic. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Assistant superintendent leaving district for position

Steve Snell, Hutto ISD assistant superintendent of administration and strategic planning, is leaving HISD. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Vista 620 office and medical space is coming nearer to completion.

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Office, medical space entering last stages

A mixed-use office and medical park on RM 620 will begin construction on its last lots in November, according to Ron Evans, principal at Huffman Builders. Evans said the last of the lots will be available for tenants by May 2015. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Heatherwilde Boulevard between Pfennig Lane and Black Locust Drive is cracking, sinking and breaking apart in some areas. Officials plan to replace the top layer of road, and go deeper in some areas, to improve the road and traffic flow.

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Heatherwilde project beginning in November, to last one month, improve street conditions

Roadwork on a 1,600-foot portion of Heatherwilde Boulevard in Pflugerville should begin in November, a city official said. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

City staffers are hoping to connect sidewalks such as this one, on South Mays Street, to nearby segments.

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Round Rock to see more sidewalks

The city of Round Rock will begin working to connect gaps between segments of sidewalks along city streets to make them safer and more usable for pedestrians. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 1 Comments

Pflugerville ISD administrators ordered the installation of secure entryways such as this one at Riojas Elementary.

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Pflugerville ISD looks to further secure school entryways, control access

Pflugerville ISD is installing new, safer entryways on schools’ front entrances as part of the bond project voters approved last year. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Phillip Patton, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, works to construct a cabinet for the Raider Locker.

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RRISD students, staff work on project for those in need of basic school supplies and clothing items

Students at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock are collaborating with school staff to expand a space that provides clothing, food and other items for classmates in need. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Jay Chowning operated the Moss Monster on Lake Pflugerville in September and October. The machine mows aquatic plants, such as pondweed and invasive hydrilla, beneath the surface and helps keep the lake open for recreation.

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Pflugerville battles invasive plant species with mechanical monster

When Pflugerville officials saw hydrilla and pondweed overtaking parts of Lake Pflugerville they called in the Moss Monster. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Pfluger House, the oldest home in Pflugerville, could be renovated and used by the community.

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Local foundation hopes to restore historic Pfluger House

The oldest home in Pflugerville is in disrepair: Floors in the William Pfluger House have caved in, a rat is decomposing on a windowsill, hornet nests line the entryway and weeds control the yard. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 2 Comments

Hutto ISD board approves land sale for construction of day care facility

The Hutto ISD board of trustees approved the sale of 1.22 acres of land near the corner of FM 685 and Carl Stern Boulevard to a commercial real estate firm at the board’s Oct. 9 meeting. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM , , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

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When Molly and Sean Lofthouse attended the International Vision Expo and Conference West in Las Vegas in September, the products they exhibited were not eyewear.


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Kaleidoscope Toys owner Terry Myers said she got her start in the toy business 25 years ago with $100 and an idea.


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