Round Rock - Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | Jan. 2020

ROUND ROCK PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION

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Texas BIGGER IN Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is set to open America’s largest indoor water park in Round Rock this year. Local residents can expect to see an inux of jobs, entertainment and dining options open to the public.

Kalahari is expected to become the sixth-largest private employer in Round Rock.

Dell Technologies Inc. Emerson Automation Solutions Round Rock Premium Outlets Ascension Seton Williamson Baylor Scott & White Health Kalahari

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Water park day passes, based on availability, as well as the following amenities will be open to the public.

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80,000 adventure park

sQ. ft.

signature restaurants

223,000 indoor water park

sQ. ft.

The resort is expected to be the largest single-entity taxpayer by net assessed value in Round Rock.

Kalahari Dell Technologies Inc. Round Rock Premium Outlets La Frontera Village Colonial Grand Apartment District on La Frontera Apartments

$550M*

$406M

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$151M

SHOPPING LISTINGS

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*ESTIMATED TOTAL INVESTMENT; NET ASSESSED VALUE WILL BE DETERMINED AFTER THE RESORT OPENS.

$81M $86M $91M

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SOURCES: CITY OF ROUND ROCK, KALAHARI RESORTS & CONVENTIONS, ROUND ROCK CHAMBER‚COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Kalahari is being built o Hwy. 79 in Round Rock. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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New legislation aims toprotect freestanding emergency roompatients BY KELSEY THOMPSON

Commission reports more than 200 freestanding ERs operate in Texas today, and new legislation is aimed at closing the knowledge gap between patients and medical providers as well as holding independent and hospital-aˆliated freestanding ERs to the same legal standard as hospital ERs. Closing the knowledge gap The 86thTexas Legislature approved two pieces of legislation related to all freestanding ERs oper- ating in Texas. House Bill 2041, which was intro- duced by state Rep. Tom Oliverson, RŽCypress, and went into e‘ect Sept. 1, pertains to enhancing

STATE OF HEALTH Senate Bill 1264 aims to implement Recent laws apply to emergency rooms. “ ” CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AGAINST CERTAIN MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE BILLING Eective date: JAN. 1 SOURCE: 86TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE‚ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

MatthewShaw, aHutto resident, saidhe split his hand open and found himself sitting in a hospital emergency room, waiting nearly an hour before being seen by a physician. During a separate trip to Five Star ER in Pugerville, he said he was seen nearly immediately. Designed as a means of increasing accessi- bility to health care and mitigating some of the lengthy wait times associated with traditional hospital ERs, freestanding ERs have become a mainstay in Texas’ health care system since they were rst approved by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009. The Texas Health and Human Services

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