Sandra Lott of Hutto, right, donates a copy of her new book, "The Wind has a Voice" to the Hutto Public library. She is pictured with librarian Paula Waak.
Hutto based author Sandra Lott has come a long way.
A pinecone. A leaf. A feather.
Are you ready to play with the Easter Bunny? Or, are you looking for a less secular Easter observance?
On Saturday, May 9, Hutto voters will have the opportunity to elect members to the City Council for Place 2 and Place 5.
You now can pay traffic tickets for moving violations and warrants online for Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs’ Office, Precinct 4.
Pending city approval, Hutto is set to become a “Certified Film Friendly” community.
... all the libraries!
Spring Break starts March 16 – and if you’re a stay-at-home parent who lives with energetic school-age children, you might not be able to spend the whole week relaxing around the house. You’ll have to take them out to wear them out.
Some Hutto students got a taste of Hollywood when a California artist asked them to participate in her music video titled “You’ve Got Time Now.”
A horse named Maverick had a message to share.
Today we debut a new look and new focus for The Hutto News.
Today we debut a new look and new focus for The Hutto News.
ADA tour bus en route to D.C. stops in Hutto
Along with two incumbents, three candidates have filed for election for Hutto City Council.
Hutto Fire Rescue and Williamson County Emergency Services know the latest auto crash rescue techniques and tools after training on Thursday. Hutto Fire Rescue Lt. Tom Hines led the training using six vehicles donated by State Farm.
It was a packed house Saturday night for the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce's annual gala and awards banquet, "Cowboy Chic," at the United Heritage Center. A silent auction and dinner were followed by an awards ceremony, live auction and entertainment.
A recent alleged molestation case involving two bus riders has raised concerns about bus safety in the area. Safety has always and continues to be a top priority, officials at Hutto ISD said.
The Hutto City Council did not approve a resolution of support for a multi-housing apartment complex in Hutto. The decision came after hearing a number of residents cite their concerns about the facility, their own discussions and hearing a presentation from the developer.
Coming to the United States is a dream come true for many teenagers across the globe. The opportunity to live in America for a period of time is the icing on the cake.
At Hutto Elementary some fourth and fifth grade leaders are hosting Civil Rights Book Talks in primary classrooms. These students are leading guidance lessons this month by reading the story "A Sweet Smell of Roses" by Angela Johnson. The story pays tribute to the many unnamed children who participated in the African-American struggle for civil rights.
A policy recommendation the School Health Advisory Council believed to be a simple request turned into the subject of lengthy discussion among board members and the superintendent who expressed concern about impact on student fundraiser monies.
The Hutto City Council approved an increase in construction costs associated with the gin rehabilitation project. The decision did not come without constructors and city staff addressing council's concerns first.
Residents share feedback,concerns
'Don't stop reading,' she says
Hutto ISD officials expected construction of the district's sixth elementary school to cost around $25 million. Thanks to what officials say are "favorable" construction bids, the cost came in at $18.8 million — a $6.2 million difference.
The Hutto ISD school board voted Thursday at its regular board meeting to refund, or refinance, nearly $80 million in bonds, potentially saving taxpayers more than $17 million in interest costs, bringing the district’s total interest cost savings to more than $30 million.
The following reports are based on information posted at www.huttotx.gov. To view the new police blotter, visit the city's website, with your mouse, hover over "GIS/Maps" on the lefthand side menu and then select "Police Blotter." A map will appear with the current police blotter.
Mager Lane reopens
A 17-year-old Hutto High School student has been accused of molesting another student on a bus last year.
The Hutto Area Chamber wants residents to polish up their cowboy boots, press their best jeans and for the ladies to "bring out the bling." The annual Chamber Gala and Awards Banquet is planned for 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
Meeting gives residents outlet to voice concerns, feedback
A new consumer report has named Hutto the fourth safest city in Texas in its overall rankings and the third safest city in the small towns category.
The Hutto ISD board of trustees voted Feb. 3 to extend Superintendent Dr. Doug Killian's contract for two years. In a unanimous 6-0 vote, trustees approved extending Killian's contract through June 2020.
The Hutto Economic Development Corporation's board is in the process of finding the firm "best fit" to find a replacement for former CEO and President Joey Grisham. According to interim president Erin Klingemann, the firm could be selected by March.
The National Cheerleaders Association is the most prestigious cheerleading company in the world according to varsity.com. NCA Sr. and Jr. High School National Championship is known nationwide as one of the premier school cheerleading competitions. More than 330 teams and 4,100 cheerleaders from all over the country (and some from Canada) were at the event on Jan. 24-25.
During its regular Jan. 22 meeting, the Hutto City Council:
Student-run restaurant opens at college
Nadine Johnson Elementary students made history Friday morning. Much like the Selma to Montgomery marches 50 years ago, the students took part in a march signifying "Children can make a difference" in their community.
The City of Hutto will hold a general election on Saturday, May 9, for the election of City Council Place 2 and City Council Place 5. The filing period for a place on the ballot began Jan. 28 and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return," sings Max Glauben in a video he showed students and the community on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The City of Hutto: Year in Review 2014 booklet is now available. The report highlights Hutto's achievements, growth and project updates from January through December of last year.
It could be at least another six months before the Texas Supreme Court even sets a date to hear arguments in the school finance lawsuit — meaning it might be 2016 before the high court issues a decision in the case that started after lawmakers cut roughly $5.4 billion from state public education funding in 2011.
Engraver uses art to find purpose in life
Hutto High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams won their divisions at Redline One-Day National Championships.
The Hutto Police Department's video recording system is outdated, takes a long time to transfer and has storage problems. As a result, Hutto Police Chief Earl Morrison is proposing a new in-car video recording system with larger data storage capacity, wireless transfer to server with the capability to record in police vehicles, which can be helpful for capturing video of detainees in the back seat of cars.
Superintendent Doug Killian and board members expressed concerns about an apartment complex proposed on Mager Lane in the Hutto Elementary attendance zone. The apartment would include 80 units, all of which will be considered low-income housing.
The City of Hutto will hold a general election on Saturday, May 9, for the election of City Council Place 2 and City Council Place 5. The filing period for a place on the ballot begins Wednesday, Jan. 28 and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
Second fire station in future plan
Hutto ISD met standard on the 2013-14 Texas Academic Performance Report, which pulls together performance of students at each school and district in Texas each year. According to the Texas Education Agency, performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low-income status. The TAPR also provides extensive information on school and district staff, programs and student demographics.
Perhaps the only thing David Lynn "Red" Oman was more recognized for than his chicken fried steak was his big heart.
Hutto High School's theatre department is bringing to life a "tale as old of time." The unyielding enthusiasm after months of rehearsal still shone through the students on Jan. 14 as they rehearsed "Be Our Guest," one of the musical numbers from Beauty and the Beast. It's a Walt Disney classic about the love that broke a curse and the enchantment that surrounds a girl that wants more in life — and her eventual prince.
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