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New texting-while-driving ban to go into effect statewide Sept. 1

New texting-while-driving ban to go into effect statewide Sept. 1

In an effort to sew up the various patchwork pieces of local ordinances related to texting while driving, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a statewide ban on Tuesday.He announced the bill’s signing at a press conference that called for a special session and included a related charge...
Weekly Lane Closure Report 5/12-5/19

Weekly Lane Closure Report 5/12-5/19

Weekly Lane Closure report 5/12 - 5/19 TxDOT knows you’ve got to get where you need to go. And while construction is tough on everyone, we’re doing everything we can to minimize disruptions. We want to let you know we’ve received your registration and want to thank you for...
St. David’s breaks ground on health care facility in Leander

St. David’s breaks ground on health care facility in Leander

Nearly one year after St. David’s HealthCare announced plans to open a freestanding emergency department and future full-service hospital in Leander, representatives from the health care system hosted the official groundbreaking of its first Leander facility Thursday.Officials with St. David’s, the city of Leander and the Leander...
Both Texas State, ACC expanding further into Round Rock health care programs

Both Texas State, ACC expanding further into Round Rock health care programs

Satellite campuses of Austin Community College and Texas State University in Round Rock are investing in the Round Rock area in both the health care and technical industries.Texas State spokesperson Matt Flores said the university initially chose to place health professions programs in the Round Rock area because it...
First Austin-area 365 by Whole Foods Market opens in Cedar Park

First Austin-area 365 by Whole Foods Market opens in Cedar Park

The first Austin-area location of Whole Foods Market’s low-cost stores, 365 by Whole Foods Market, opened in The Parke shopping center in Cedar Park Wednesday morning.The store houses two other Austin-area companies, Easy Tiger, which will serve its full menu, including beer, wine, coffee and baked goods, and JuiceLand,...
BREAKING NEWS: Hutto announces business and industrial park deal

BREAKING NEWS: Hutto announces business and industrial park deal

Hutto Innovation Business Park will be built in Hutto, with more than 800,000 square feet of industrial and business space in six buildings. It’s the first time Hutto has had a “spec” building to offer companies that are considering the move to Central Texas.The 72 acres of land, referred to...
Georgetown staff to present GoGeo. routes, stops, fares and logo to City Council today

Georgetown staff to present GoGeo. routes, stops, fares and logo to City Council today

Ongoing ProjectsThe city of Georgetown broke ground in October on a project to extend Mays Street from Teravista Parkway and Bass Pro Drive in Round Rock to the intersection of Westinghouse and Rabbit Hill roads in Georgetown. Williamson County has plans to extend Mays north from Oakmont and Paloma drives...
City of Round Rock considering ordinance changes to building height restrictions

City of Round Rock considering ordinance changes to building height restrictions

After three years of a downtown development ordinance to keep buildings to three stories or less, the city of Round Rock is considering changes to its building code.Planning and Development Director Brad Wiseman said the city is considering updating the code to allow buildings to be built to heights...
Cedar Park council approves stricter noise regulations

Cedar Park council approves stricter noise regulations

Cedar Park City Council adopted changes March 9 to its noise-regulation ordinance that would further limit the allowable level of sound in the city.City staff conducted a noise assessment study in spring 2016 that centered around Lone Star Grille & Amphitheater and examined ordinances in other cities. Based on those results,...
Round Rock City Council gives go ahead to more affordable housing units

Round Rock City Council gives go ahead to more affordable housing units

At the Round Rock City Council meeting Thursday night, the council unanimously approved letting a proposed affordable housing complex, Shadow Ridge Apartments, increase its number of anticipated units from 265 to 325.In November, Pedcor Investments, LLC, the developer, received initial approval for the 265 units, but needs to increase that number now....

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