Community news: Learn about Brush Square plan Saturday


Highlights

San Marcos places new truck weight restrictions on Hopkins Street.

Brown Primary School Principal Michael Caudill has been named assistant superintendent of Smithville schools.

TRAVIS COUNTY

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Learn about Brush Square plan

The city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host an event to gather feedback on its Brush Square Master Plan from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Brush Square, 409 E. Fifth St.

Activities at the meeting will include tours of the Austin Fire Museum and the O. Henry Museum, lawn games, hands-on input activities and opportunities to provide continued feedback. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees can learn more about this project, share ideas and stories about the square and hear how to stay involved.

In addition to enhancing Brush Square’s green space and trees, the planning effort will respond to the urban context of the square, which includes the adjacent Austin Convention Center, Lance Armstrong Bikeway and the CapMetro Downtown Station.

For more information: austintexas.gov/department/brush-square-master-plan.

— American-Statesman staff

NORTH AUSTIN

Taste of North Austin on Saturday

Taste of North Austin will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday along Century Oaks Terrace in the Domain.

The event will include live music, children’s entertainment, prize giveaways, in-store events and 10 tastes from local restaurants with a $20 wristband. Attendees can gain access to the Majic 95.5-FM lounge for $35.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

ROUND ROCK

Family fishing event Saturday

Bass Pro Shop, at 200 Bass Pro Drive, will host a free family fishing event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The event will include catch-and-release ponds, fishing seminars, a Fishing 101 guide, commemorative door hangers, craft tables and an area for video game trade-ins, where any video game donated will be exchanged for $5 off a new youth start rod and reel combo costing $19.99 or more.

For more information: basspro.com/gonefishing.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

SAN MARCOS

New weight limit on Hopkins St.

The city of San Marcos has placed new truck weight restrictions on Hopkins Street designed to keep large trucks off the largely residential portion of the road.

The city revised the truck weight restriction from a gross vehicle weight of 58,420 pounds down to 33,000 pounds. The new restriction will keep large trucks such as tractor-trailers, cement trucks, dump trucks, fuel trucks and tour buses off Hopkins Street.

In addition to the new truck weight restrictions, the city installed radar speed signs, restriped narrow lanes, implemented new traffic signal timings and installed “Do not block intersection” signs. Those measures are intended to reduce speeding and manage traffic congestion along the Hopkins Street corridor from Guadalupe Street to Wonder World Drive. The San Marcos Police Department also increased enforcement of those new initiatives.

— American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

SMITHVILLE SCHOOLS

Assistant superintendent named

Brown Primary School Principal Michael Caudill has been named assistant superintendent of Smithville schools after Cheryl Burns was promoted from assistant superintendent to the district’s top administrator in April. Caudill’s appointment was effective June 7.

“I am excited for the challenge and look forward to working with Ms. Burns as we strive to make Smithville ISD the best school district in Bastrop County and one of the best school districts in Central Texas,” Caudill said.

Caudill most recently served as principal for Brown Primary. Before then, he worked in education consulting and college-readiness preparation, the district said. He has a 14-year career in education, having served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and superintendent. From 1998 to 2001, he served as assistant principal and principal at Smithville High School.

— Andy Sevilla, Smithville Times

CEDAR CREEK

Job fair takes place Saturday

The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, will hold a job fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The company is seeking applicants for seasonal positions with full- and part-time positions available in various areas of the resort, including front office agents, engineering and landscaping, as well as servers and bartenders at the Crooked River Water Park.

People interested in attending the job fair are encouraged to fill out an online application in advance to shorten interview wait times. The online application form can be accessed by visiting lostpines.regency.hyatt.com.

Each applicant who attends the job fair will receive an on-site interview, and on-the-spot job offers will be available for qualified candidates.

For more information: 512-308-1234.

— American-Statesman staff



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