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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....
Williamson County home sales decrease and prices increase in February

Williamson County home sales decrease and prices increase in February

Round Rock, Texas – 9 March 2017 – Home sales in Williamson County decreased 5.1 % in February 2017. Additionally, home prices increased 8.5% (when compared year over year), according to the February 2017 Williamson County housing market report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. According to the report, 614 homes were sold in Williamson County during...
Hutto ISD attendance rise may mean new high school

Hutto ISD attendance rise may mean new high school

The enrollment for Hutto ISD has more than doubled in the past 10 years, and the majority of the district’s 10 schools will exceed their capacity in the next five years, officials said. New schools, including a second high school, are on the horizon, according to officials.Current enrollment for all...
City, chamber officials team for Round Rock’s economic development

City, chamber officials team for Round Rock’s economic development

Leaders in Round Rock point to a successful partnership that feeds the city’s economic growth, bringing regular announcements of new businesses and industries coming to town.The system has changed over the years, but what works for economic development is the current pact between the city of Round Rock...
Hutto undergoing process of updating future land-use as well as zoning maps

Hutto undergoing process of updating future land-use as well as zoning maps

Hutto’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in May 2015, includes a future land-use map from 2009. According to city officials, the map is outdated and needs to keep up with the growth of the city of approximately 24,000.The projected population of the city is 37,744 by 2030 and up to 48,064 by 2040. It will not stop...
5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project

5 features of Austin Community College Round Rock Campus expansion project

Austin Community College will break ground Tuesday on a Round Rock Campus expansion that will feature new and advanced education and training facilities. The 10 a.m. groundbreaking event is free and open to the public.The second phase project will add a 45,000-square-foot general education building and renovation of existing...
​Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers

​Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued the following message:  We recently became aware of a scam involving an individual falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, or in some cases the Texas Department of Transportation. The caller claims the taxpayer has a tax liability...
Leander’s first hotel could break ground in the summer

Leander’s first hotel could break ground in the summer

Leander’s first hotel could break ground as early as this summer behind the H-E-B Plus shopping center by US 183.The Holiday Inn Express would be located by West Broade Street and West Metro Drive, Economic Development Director Mark Willis said. The building will have more than 90 rooms, and Willis...
Williamson County Housing Report - January 2017

Williamson County Housing Report - January 2017

Round Rock, Texas – 15 February 2017 – Home sales in Williamson County increased 0.4 % in January 2017. Additionally, home prices and inventory increased over 10% (when compared year over year), according to the January 2017 Williamson County housing market report released today by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. According to the report, 544 homes were sold in...

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