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JP Eichmiller

JP Eichmiller joined Community Impact Newspaper in June 2012. As the Central Texas managing editor, he oversees the editorial content of the seven Austin-area Community Impact Newspaper publications. JP is a graduate of Colorado State University and comes from Fort Collins, Colo.  

Hutto falls short in bid for Tesla battery factory

A source from the Hutto Economic Development Corp. confirmed Sept. 3 that the city had been in negotiations for months to secure the site for Tesla Motors' proposed factory. more »

Sep 3, 2014 10:59 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Lone Star Circle of Care CEO steps down

Georgetown-based Lone Star Circle of Care, a federally qualified health provider for under-insured and uninsured patients, continued a tumultuous month with the announcement CEO Pete Perialas, Jr. was stepping down. more »

May 9, 2014 11:05 AM Georgetown 3 Comments

Little-league sports equal big-league business

Nancy Yawn said she drew a lot of skepticism from colleagues and friends when she left a prospering position as Round Rock’s economic development director in 2004 to spearhead the city’s fledgling Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »

Apr 30, 2014 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

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 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto 7 Comments

Rabb Park amenity improvements ongoing

Officials are hoping to have a makeover of the Rabb Park area completed by the summer. more »

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

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 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

From the Editor — April 2014

For many of us there is an ingrained assumption that if we dial 911 from a phone, a team of highly qualified firefighters or an ambulance crew will arrive within minutes regardless of where we live or what time of day it is. more »

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

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 12:00 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto