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Round Rock ISD receives an A in first Texas Education Agency A-F accountability rating | Community Impact Newspaper

The Texas Education Agency released its school and districtaccountability ratingsWednesday morning, which, for the first time reflect the TEA’snew A-F systemwhen rating overall districts.

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-08-15 14:59:01

Immigration advocates to protest Taylor detention center possibly staying open

Less than two months ago, Williamson County Commissioners voted 4-1 toend the contractwith U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas, forcing it to close down on Jan. 31, 2019. The detention center, which has been around for 15 years, houses detai

KVUE - 2018-08-14 12:13:31

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

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

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

Hornets tune up practices; Taylor scrimmage Friday

The Hornets are working on a lot of options in preseason drills.Monday they got aggressive with the defense swarm tackling in an early morning workout in pads.“It’s all going pretty well,’’ Hornets head coach Kyle Cooper said. “We’re working on execution.’’ Repetitions is the focus in early drills.T

GATESVILLE MESSENGER - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Armed teachers, staff welcome students at Thorndale ISD

THORNDALE, Texas (KXAN) -- As students filed into the first day of school Wednesday at three of the Thorndale Independent School District campuses, they were met with new signs indicating that some staff members are armed.

KXAN - 2018-08-15 15:49:08

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

Pflugerville starts Pfood truck pilot program

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) -- The city of Pflugerville is trying something new Monday. They want to see more food trucks setting up shop in town.Last month, the city council was looking to ease restrictions.Now they have, and they hope the change will bring in more business not just for the trucks b


Invasive species makes home in Round Rock's water intake

Zebra mussels are clogging the pipes at the local lakes, including Georgetown, where the Round Rock gets its water supply. "Once they get into these lakes it's very difficult to get rid of them," said Michael Thane, the City of Round Rock Director of Utilities.


Police identify man accused of firing dozens of shots at Pflugerville apartments

Pflugerville police said David Deluna, 31, is charged with six felony charges, four for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two for deadly conduct.


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


Round Rock railroad crossings on track to become quieter

Since moving to downtown Round Rock about a year ago Kelsey Tucker said she hears and feels trains pass her house between 10 and 15 times each day depending on when she is home. Tucker said she has grown accustomed to the vibrations from the passing trains, but the horns remain bothersome.“It’s not


The Most Beautiful Small Town in Texas is a Quick Escape From Austin: Why Georgetown is Much More Than Friday Night Lights — Your Quick Guide | PaperCity Magazine

Afew weeks back, I drove a little more than 20 miles from Austin to Georgetown, perhaps best known for having the most beautiful town square in Texas. It’s a small, historic town that not only boasts a welcoming spirit but is also the only town in the South to run on 100 percent renewable energy.


Perez's single leads Round Rock to 5-3 win over Omaha

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- Carlos Perez hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the Round Rock Express to a 5-3 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Express and a four-game winning streak for the Storm Chasers.R.J. Alvarez got L


City of Pflugerville launches food truck pilot

The city of Pflugerville is trying something new Monday. They want to see more food trucks setting up shop in town. Last month, the city council was looking to ease restrictions. Now they have, and they hope the change will bring in more business not


Families show up early for Corgis at Williamson County animal shelter

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) -- On Sunday morning, people who really wanted a new Corgi to add to their family made a beeline to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, even though the shelter didn't open until 11 a.m. Eight families showed up hoping they would be the ones leaving with one of the


UPDATE: A dozen homes without power in Cedar Park area

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative, which provides electric service in the Hill Country area, reported that approximately 1,000 of its members in the Cedar Park area were without power.


Police investigating suspicious item at Pflugerville HEB

Police investigate a suspicious item at Pflugerville HEB. (Report It: Kelly Thompson)PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) -- Police are investigating a suspicious item at a Pflugerville HEB Saturday afternoon.Pflugerville police got the call at 1:34 p.m. about the item at 201 FM 685 and are investigating. Tha


The World's Best Taco Is Made Daily Inside This Humble Little Austin Diner

Veracruz All Natural sprouted from humble beginnings.Veracruz All Natural/FacebookIn 2008, sisters Reyna and Maritza Vazquez served snow cones and smoothies from their food trailer, but they always had dreams of making tacos. Growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, the two women absorbed the techniques and