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Past articles by Mike:

Pflugerville ISD staffer tests positive for coronavirus

A Pflugerville High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, the district said in a statement sent to parents Friday.The staff member, who is → Read More

Williamson County coronavirus cases increase to 34

Seven additional cases of coronavirus are being reported Friday in Williamson County, bringing the total to 34.Two of those cases include patients who → Read More

Argument over loud music led to fatal shooting of Round Rock teen, police say

An argument over loud music led to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in Round Rock on Tuesday afternoon, according to an arrest affidavit.The document → Read More

UPDATE: Round Rock teen charged with murder in shooting

2:45 p.m. Wednesday update: A 17-year-old is being charged with murder after a shooting in a Round Rock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.Police → Read More

UPDATE: Threat at Round Rock school unfounded, sheriff says

12:05 p.m. update: Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said in a tweet that a threat at Double File Elementary School was unfounded and no one is in → Read More

Round Rock police searching for tips on aggravated robbery

Police are searching for a person who robbed a Round Rock convenience store late Sept. 9.The aggravated robbery occurred at the Panther Mart-Valero, 2950 → Read More

Round Rock student undergoes 'miracle' recovery after being run over

In a matter of seconds, Trevor De Sano’s life was turned upside down.A short walk to grab some food on an August evening turned into a painful, → Read More

WATCH: Round Rock Kalahari Resorts unveils new drone video

Drivers who regularly head down U.S. 79 may have noticed construction of the sprawling Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. But new drone video offers a → Read More

Police: Tennessee fugitive raped teen girl in Cedar Park hotel

A Tennessee fugitive with a history of sexual offenses raped a 15-year-old girl in a hotel bathroom in Cedar Park in early April, according to an arrest → Read More

Round Rock firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at building

Round Rock firefighters quickly extinguished construction materials that caught on fire Wednesday afternoon just outside of a former bank on Gattis School → Read More

Round Rock man ran over his dog, left mile-long blood trail, police say

A man intentionally ran over his dog in Round Rock as it was tethered to his pickup on Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit.The affidavit filed → Read More

Round Rock Chamber finds new CEO, president

The Round Rock Chamber is tapping the president and CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce in South Dakota as its next leader following a months- → Read More

Affidavit: Round Rock woman claimed she accidentally shot, killed husband

A Round Rock woman facing a murder charge in the shooting death of her husband told police the gun accidentally went off as she pointed it at her husband, → Read More

Health inspections force Round Rock, Georgetown restaurants to close 2 days

A restaurant in Round Rock and another in Georgetown were forced to shut down for a couple days in May after failing health inspections, according to Williamson County health district reports.Deckhand Oyster Bar on Parker Drive in Round Rock and La Plaza Meat Market on Austin Avenue in Georgetown closed for two days as mandated by county health inspectors. Deckhand closed after an inspector… → Read More

Round Rock Kalahari Resort, convention center taking shape

ROUND ROCK — The site of what will be Kalahari Resort and Convention Center had the feel of a human-sized beehive.On Wednesday, workers wearing bright-colored hard hats and construction vests moved around the work site, operating equipment and moving building supplies. Cranes stretching 20 stories high slowly moved cargo over the beginnings of several towers.A couple hundred workers lined up to… → Read More

Abortion rights activists rally at Williamson County courthouse

A group of about 50 people held signs reading "Stop the bans" and passed out clothes hangers during an abortion rights rally Tuesday in Georgetown.The crowd of mostly women stood in front of the Williamson County courthouse on Main Street, calling for a stop to what they called "unconstitutional" legislation on abortions being passed throughout the nation. The Northern Wilco Democrats organized… → Read More

FINAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Incumbents win Round Rock Council races

10:15 p.m. update: Round Rock City Council incumbents Rene Flores and Hilda Montgomery have secured second terms, according to unofficial results posted → Read More

Early voting: Round Rock City Council Place 2 a tight race

Early voting results show Blane Conklin and Rene Flores in a tight race for Round Rock City Council Place 2, while Hilda Montgomery has several hundred → Read More

Pflugerville police seeking man who could be in danger

Pflugerville police are searching for a man who has not been seen for two weeks and could be in danger.Marcus Jenkins, 54, was last seen at his Pflugerville home early April 17, police said in a news release. A family member stopped by the residence at 3 p.m., but no one was home, the release says.Police said Jenkins suffers from depression and may believe that people are following him. Jenkins… → Read More

Round Rock police searching for bank robber

Round Rock police are investigating a local bank robbery that could be connected to another one that occurred minutes before in Belton.Police received a → Read More