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Hutto signs contract on $59M water system

Hutto signs contract on $59M water system

Hutto city officials last Wednesday signed the contract to purchase the city’s water system from Heart of Texas Water Suppliers for $59 million.Hutto City Manager Odis Jones negotiated the sale in August after getting authorization to negotiate for a maximum cost of $63 million. Now, for the first time, Hutto...
Home Sales, Prices, and Inventory on the Upswing in Williamson County

Home Sales, Prices, and Inventory on the Upswing in Williamson County

The real estate market in September saw growth across Williamson County. According to the September 2017 Williamson County Housing Market Report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®, the median home price for September was $270,000 (an 8.9% increase from September 2016), and a total of 925 units were sold. “While we are...
Williamson County Commissioners put $3 million toward Southwest Bypass extension in Georgetown

Williamson County Commissioners put $3 million toward Southwest Bypass extension in Georgetown

Williamson County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to approve a $3 million payment to Georgetown for the first phase of a new Southwest Bypass extension, which will eventually link I-35 to Leander Road in Georgetown.With construction bids on the project approved, the county will make the payment per an interlocal agreement...
Round Rock ranks 14th in economic growth in U.S., per WalletHub study

Round Rock ranks 14th in economic growth in U.S., per WalletHub study

In an October WalletHub study, Round Rock ranked 14th out of 515 U.S. cities in terms of economic growth. Ranking behind other Texas cities, including Frisco—which came in at no. 1—Midland, McKinney and Austin, Round Rock also outpaced many similar-sized cities.WalletHub classifies Round Rock as a ...
Williamson County commissioners approve funds for meal-delivery program, capital projects

Williamson County commissioners approve funds for meal-delivery program, capital projects

Williamson County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a $45,000 grant from Texans Feeding Texans, a state Department of Agriculture grant program, to support what Precinct Three Commissioner Valerie Covey described as “basically our Meals on Wheels program.”The money will go toward Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties to support the...
Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services will build new intake building for $2.04M

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services will build new intake building for $2.04M

A second round of bids brought a winner for a new Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services intake facility.The current shelter, at 1600 Waterbrook Drive, will have overcrowding eased with a new 5,800 square foot structure the city will build for $2,042,997.The intake building will be constructed by Prime Construction Company Inc., the...
Georgetown leaders wary of reforms to Texas annexation law

Georgetown leaders wary of reforms to Texas annexation law

Georgetown City Council members are considering annexations of about 500 acres of land along Ronald Reagan Boulevard while a new Texas law has several city leaders concerned about how statewide annexation reform could affect planning on a local level.The City Council began a process in August to annex three properties...
Major Hutto construction projects will start ahead of original schedule

Major Hutto construction projects will start ahead of original schedule

Ground breaking for the construction of Schneider Boulevard through the new $100 million speculative building investment in Hutto by Titan Development will be Oct. 17. Construction on the first building will begin Nov. 6.“That’s a big event for this town,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “We’ll be able to bring...
4 takeaways from the Leander zoning commission meeting Sept. 14

4 takeaways from the Leander zoning commission meeting Sept. 14

The Leander Planning and Zoning Commission addressed four cases at its meeting Sept. 14.1. Mason RanchCommissioners approved a final plat for the second phase, section three of the Mason Ranch subdivision. The final plat contains 76 residential lots and two landscape lots on 24.72 acres, according to the agenda packet.2. Variance ClarificationJoel Wixon...
Leander City Council approves testing bike lane barrier system

Leander City Council approves testing bike lane barrier system

Leander City Council unanimously approved the installation of a barrier system between the bicycle and vehicle lanes at the intersection of Vista Ridge and Municipal Drive with Bagdad Road during its Thursday night meeting.Council had previously received requests from Leander ISD and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Marshall Hines to...

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