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Georgetown ISD receives a B rating by the Texas Education Agency | Community Impact Newspaper

Georgetown ISD was rated an overall B by theTexas Education AgencyWednesday.The agency rates districts and schools on a A-F scale to help identify where districts can improve education quality in student achievement, school progress and closing gaps between student populations.GISD received a B for

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-15 14:55:10

Tensions erupt over limiting power of Georgetown historic commission

The commission has the power to limit what can be built by approving or denying the certificates in parts of town that are considered historic, including the downtown square. The proposed ordinance would allow the commission to only make recommendations to the City Council, which would make the fina

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 17:36:00

'I just hit a law car' | Man accused of stealing AR-15 from RRPD car, posting photo on Facebook

On July 3, the Austin Police Department said a rifle with the same serial number had been turned in. Records show a woman reported she discovered the weapon in her niece's bedroom in South Austin. The girl's mother later turned it in to police, the documents state. The aunt also reported she found a

KVUE - 2018-08-15 21:54:35

Wolf Ranch could add thousands of new homes in Georgetown by 2030

The first phase of the master-planned development, which broke ground in 2015, was just the beginning of Hillwood Communities’ plans for Wolf Ranch.(Source: Hillwood Communities/Community Impact Newspaper)

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-16 12:37:55

Concert series, first day of school: 9 things to do in Leander and Cedar Park this weekend, Aug. 16-19 | Community Impact Newspaper

FRIDAYNetworking event held in Cedar ParkHouse of Czetty Events & Marketing holds a networking event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Austin Cedar Park. Ticketed attendees, depending on ticket level, may receive refreshments, facials, makeup, hair styling, a photoshoot and consultation with House of

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Multiple Austin-area schools earn Fs under new Texas grading system

Multiple campuses in a handful of Austin-area school districts failed to meet Texas academic standards under thestate’s new letter grade accountability system.Under the new statewide system, districts on Wednesday received A-through-F letter grades and campuses were labeled “met requirement” or “imp

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 10:46:00

Austin Community College calls for annexation election for Pflugerville ISD

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — During its regular meeting Monday, the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously called for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD.

KVUE - 2018-08-16 00:17:07

BLOTTER: Men steal guns from South Austin pawn shop, feds say

Two men on Monday robbed a South Austin pawn shop, threatening an employee with a sledgehammer and breaking display cases, according to officials with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 15:17:00

Man allegedly posed as Amazon delivery man, held ex hostage for days

According to the arrest affidavit, Thomas Hill, 31, used Amazon boxes to block his face from view in order to trick his ex-girlfriend into opening her front door for him.

KXAN - 2018-08-15 18:36:23

Texas Education Agency releases school district & school grades

The Texas Education Agency has released letter grades for state school districts and schools under a new rating system with which some public school officials are not happy.The districts get A to F grades with ratings of "met requirement" and "improvement required" and the ratings are based on how t

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2018-08-15 15:09:00

This Weirdo CNN Reporter Has A Deranged Obsession With Getting Alex Jones Banned

Twitter spox confirms to me that the company has limited key functions on Alex Jones’ account after determining he violated another one of network’s policies. He can still browse Twitter, but can’t tweet, retweet, etc. for 7 days. Jones also required to delete offending tweet.— Oliver Darcy (@oliver

INFOWARS - 2018-08-15 14:24:42

Austin man accused of stealing rifle from Round Rock police car

An Austin man is accused of stealing an AR-15 rifle from a locked gun rack inside a Round Rock police car, according to an arrest affidavit.Louis Philip Reyes, 26, was charged with theft of a firearm, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years behind bars.

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-08-15 15:06:00

Man accused of exposing himself in front of girl in McDonald's lot

JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) - A 21-year-old man is accused of exposing himself while parked next to a 13-year-old and her mother at a McDonald's in Jarrell, Texas at the beginning of August.

CBS17.COM - 2018-08-15 02:56:20

Activists worry immigrant detention center could remain open in Taylor

Next yearWilliamson County plans to cut its tiesto U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and CoreCivic, a private prison company running the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor. Representatives from Grassroots Leadership, however, are now worried that the facility may still have a future ev

KXAN - 2018-08-14 23:31:24

Williamson County Commissioners Court holds first of two public hearings on proposed tax rate | Community Impact Newspaper

Williamson County Commissioners Courtheld its first of two public hearings on the proposed tax rate during Tuesday’s regular meeting.Four individuals spoke to the court about the proposed tax rate encouraging them to reevaluate the fiscal year 2018-19 budget in order to keep taxes down.Rick Lutowski

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-14 21:29:51

Bottom line drives Georgetown's switch to solar, wind power

In Georgetown’s four-year-long process to become the largest U.S. city to purchase all of its energy needs from renewable sources, Mayor Dale Ross said the city had two major goals in mind: eliminate price volatility and seek minimal regulation.“This is a long-term pocketbook issue,” Ross said. “It’

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-14 18:28:23

I-35 crash slows traffic north of Georgetown, sheriff’s office says

File photoA single-vehicle crash along I-35 has slowed northbound traffic just north of Georgetown, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.The sheriff’s office said at 6:50 p.m. two people involved in the crash are suffering injuries not expected to be life-threatening.The interstate re


Georgetown keeps tax rate flat, but property taxes to rise

GEORGETOWN —Georgetown’s proposed $354 million budget for 2018-19 maintains the same property tax rate, adds 31 jobs to the city, gives pay raises to employees, pays for the construction of a fire station, includes voter-approved bonds for roads and has a new neighborhood traffic management program.


Pflugerville officially calls November bond election | Community Impact Newspaper

The bond proposition outlines $21.1 million in transportation projects for street improvements to Colorado Sand Drive, Kelly Lane, Old Austin Hutto Road and East Pflugerville Parkway.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-15 01:08:07

Cedar Park Now 3rd Most Expensive City For Renters In Austin Area

CEDAR PARK, TX — Renters in Cedar Park aren't going to like this: According to a new report, the city now ranks 3rd most expensive for apartment dwellers in the Austin metro area.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 21:18:24