Williamson County News

Boutique hotel coming to downtown Round Rock

Posted on March 19th, 2018

An agreement between the city and a developer is paving the way for Round Rock’s first boutique hotel in downtown. The City Council on Thursday approved an economic development agreement with RRTX Lake Creek Hotel LP to build The Ruby Hotel on three acres at 304 Fannin Ave. The hotel will have 39 guest rooms Read More >



2017 Williamson County Growth Summit: 7 game-changing projects north of Austin

Posted on December 14th, 2017

More than 500 people attended the 2017 Williamson County Growth Summit on Thursday at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center to talk about the massive opportunities — and challenges — for developing this nascent market. Want to know what’s on the horizon in the rapidly growing county north of Austin? Check out the Read More >


$200M mixed-use development slated for Round Rock

Posted on November 21st, 2017

A real estate firm that owns properties in the La Frontera district has plans to further expand its footprint in Round Rock with a $200 million, 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The Round Rock Chamber announced California-based Mark IV Capital is developing The District on 65 acres east of the Round Rock Crossing shopping center at Read More >


Texas gold depository will be headquartered in Leander

Posted on November 17th, 2017

The nation’s first state-administered gold depository will be located in the city of Leander. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the existence of the Texas Bullion Depository into law after the 2015 legislative session. At the time, Abbott said having the depository would help keep Texas gold reserves secure, as well as keep taxpayer funds from leaving Read More >


This online list’s best small city in Texas is right next to Austin

Posted on October 31st, 2017

One of the best small towns in America is located right next to Austin, a new online list says. WalletHub’s 2017 analysis of the “Best Small Cities in America” ranked more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key indicators of livability, such as housing costs, school quality and Read More >


Mixed-use development complex may be coming to downtown Leander’s walkable district

Posted on September 29th, 2017

Leander’s developing downtown could gain offices, a parking garage, apartment complexes, townhomes, retail shops, and a hotel with conference rooms if the city of Leander and a developer partner on a mixed-use district. Alex Tynberg, principal developer for Tynberg LLC, is working with the city of Leander to create an economic development agreement for a Read More >



Georgetown wins 2017 Workforce Excellence Award

Posted on June 15th, 2017

The Georgetown Workforce Development Alliance, which includes the City of Georgetown, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and Georgetown Independent School District, was awarded the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2017 Workforce Excellence Award for population 40,001 to 100,000 today. The alliance is a collaborative community effort to align quality education with workforce development needs and was started Read More >


Hutto announces business and industrial park deal

Posted on April 25th, 2017

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 as the Schneider family Read More >