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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Chapter 4: Create the Highest Quality of Life

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“The Story of Hutto” may have saved the best for last. This chapter of our series focuses on the 4th (and final) City of Hutto pillar: Create the Highest Quality of Life.

It’s no secret that Hutto is already a great place to l...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Chapter 3: Grow Responsibly and Sustainably

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“The Story of Hutto” budget series has now entered its second half.  As The Story comes into focus, let’s turn the page to the City’s third pillar: Grow Responsibly and Sustainably. Two key areas of the bud...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Chapter 2: Maintain Financial Stability

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Turning the page, The Story of Hutto now travels to the next City pillar: Maintain Financial Stability.

In putting together a proposed budget the past few months, City leaders took a conservative approach when trying to predict City income. It’s ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2022

Chapter 1: Collaborate for Operational Excellence and Efficiency

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Our story of the proposed 2023 City of Hutto budget begins with the City’s first pillar: Collaborate for Operational Excellence and Efficiency. By nature, the City’s new and improved budgeting process encourages a spirit of collaborati...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

PROLOGUE: The Story of Hutto - Proposed Budget 2023

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The story of a city is perhaps best told and understood through its annual budget. This Prologue is the first in our 6-part series this summer to share with Hutto taxpayers and partners the story of Hutto’s proposed budget in a new, page-turner ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Texas A&M recognizes timely work of Hutto Police Chief

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Hutto Police Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough was recently named the recipient of the 2022 Texas A&M University Outstanding Alumni (Early Career) Award from the School of Education and Human Development. A 2012 graduate of Texas A&M with a Master&rsquo...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Council asks Hutto Co-Op developer to revisit agreement

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Following a Hutto City Council public work session this evening (Nov. 3) with the developer of The Hutto Co-Op District, the City is headed back to the table this month to negotiate new terms and more controls over the much anticipated mixed-use ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Entertainment venues on tap

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The City of Hutto’s efforts to raise retailers’ awareness of hippo nation is paying off, with one major entertainment venue expected to be announced around New Year's and another in serious talks with Hutto leaders.

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Holidays in Hutto returns to Historic Downtown

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There’s no place like Hutto for the holidays! Four unique holiday events are on tap for Historic Downtown as Holidays in Hutto returns this winter. The festive fun begins with Shop Small Saturday and the Downtown Tree Lighting on Saturday, Novem...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Hutto named a top place to live in the US

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Hippos are just the beginning for the City of Hutto, named one of the Top 50 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. Click here to learn more about Hutto and what it has to offer residents and businesses, both current and prospective. As ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

City celebrates Customer Service Week

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The Hutto City Council recognized National Customer Service Week at the Oct. 6, 2022 Council meeting. City Manager James Earp noted there are some City departments people quickly think of when it comes to “customer service.” M...
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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Road projects and other infrastructure updates

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The City of Hutto is making solid progress on several Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects, including roads, sidewalks, drainage, and wastewater systems. In addition, infrastructure communications will ramp up soon with a new online dashboard. Here is ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Facilities invited to join Community SAFE Project

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The Hutto Police Department continues to lead the way with innovative outreach, now offering local facilities a variety of services designed to increase citizen preparedness for major safety situations including active shooters, fires, severe weather, fug...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

City Council adopts budget, tax rate

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After months of research and development, the evening of Sept. 15 the Hutto City Council voted to adopt the City’s annual budget for Fiscal Year 2023 and the corresponding tax rate.

Hutto City Council approved a property tax rate of $0.42198 per ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

City Council approves Durango Farms/Old Town traffic plan

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The Hutto City Council approved a traffic plan for the Durango Farms and Old Town neighborhoods during their meeting on Thursday, September 15. The plan will ultimately allow for the gates connecting Durango Farms to Old Town along Main Street and East St...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Lakeside Estates sidewalks project starting

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The City of Hutto will start a sidewalk construction project this month (September 2022) along Little Lake Road and Estate Drive in the Lakeside Estates neighborhood. This project will add sidewalks as follows:

  • On the west side of Little Lake, from CR 138 ...
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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Community outreach manager earns major achievement

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Kristi Barnes, community outreach and programs manager with the City of Hutto, recently earned a Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College, a program of the Texas ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

World-class data center campus slated to come to Hutto

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Another major technology project is in the works for the coveted Hutto Megasite! Dallas-based Skybox Datacenters and its partner, San Francisco-based Prologis Inc., have purchased over 220 acres from the City of Hutto, where they plan to build a world-cla...
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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Hutto parks continue to receive upgrades

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The Hutto Parks & Recreation Department has been hard at work this summer, completing a wide variety of upgrades at many City parks. While several projects have been completed, more are still in progress with additional scheduled for this fall. Check ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

City of Hutto and Hutto ISD team up for #HippoNationFriday

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The City of Hutto and Hutto ISD have teamed up to launch #HippoNationFriday, a community-wide initiative to show community unity and pride by wearing Hutto orange every Friday! With Hutto ISD students returning to school this week, the brand-new campaign ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Assistant City Manager earns prestigious credential

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Matt Wojnowski, assistant city manager of the City of Hutto, has earned a prestigious designation that will further enhance his ability to lead Hutto staff and serve Hutto taxpayers. Mr. Wojnowski recently received the Credentialed Manager designation fro...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Hutto rises up to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month

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This July, the City of Hutto is excited to honor the hardworking individuals of the Parks and Recreation Department as part of National Parks and Recreation Month. This year’s theme from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is “We Rise Up,”...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Budget Preview: The Story of Hutto

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The story of a city is perhaps best told and understood through its annual budget. From the way the budget is written and developed, to the path and priorities it sets—you can tell a lot about a community from the city budget. We hope y...
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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Hutto City Council names new city manager

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HUTTO, Texas (July 7, 2022) – Following a nationwide search and local public input process, the Hutto City Council has enthusiastically voted to select James Earp as the new city manager.

Mr. Earp brings to Hutto over 16 years of experience with the City o...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Hutto primed for retail growth and expansion

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The Hutto Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been hard at work analyzing market trends and meeting with key stakeholders to effectively and efficiently manage the City’s rapidly growing retail landscape.

One of the primary functions of the EDC is t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Hutto earns top fire rating

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HUTTO, TX (April 22, 2022) Officials from the City of Hutto have been notified that the recent reevaluation of fire protection, water supply, and emergency communications services by the Insurance Service Office (ISO), along with the help of Hutto Fire Re...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Hutto celebrates National Small Business Week

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The City of Hutto is home to countless small businesses that each play a valuable role in contributing to the vibrant quality of life that residents and visitors have come to know and love. As part of 2022 National Small Business Week, the City shined spo...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: baked’nsconed

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Tiffany Anders transformed a passion into a business when she launched baked’nsconed nearly a decade ago. Since 2012, the restaurant has been offering a variety of baked goods, scones, sandwiches, salads, coffee, cakes, desserts and more.

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Ideal Massage

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Chelsey Luce set aside social norms and embarked on a new adventure when she opened her own small business in 2018. Ideal Massage provides therapeutic massages, skin care aesthetics, lash and brow services, and skin waxing.

Luce describes herself as a &...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Hippo Café

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Self-described “serial entrepreneurs” Scott and Stacie Feller risked it all when they ventured into a new industry and launched Hippo Café in 2019. The duo had owned and operated home improvement ventures for nearly 30 years...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: The Downtown Hall of Fame

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Sean and Judi Smith believed they could help spark a new energy in Historic Downtown Hutto when they launched The Downtown Hall of Fame in 2011. The restaurant and bar offers a fun and family-friendly atmosphere with craft burgers and cocktails on the men...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: LaLa’s Kitchen

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Laura Hughes founded her own small business, LaLa’s Kitchen, in 2015 with a dream of bringing an exciting new culture and line of cuisine to Hutto. The popular food truck serves up authentic Korean comfort food in the heart of Historic Downtown ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Westphalia Market

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Pat and Beth Rabroker could see that Hutto was primed for rapid growth when they decided to expand their small business, Westphalia Market, into the area in 2012. Primarily a butcher shop, Westphalia Market also offers dairy, produce, dry goods and frozen...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Creative Touch & Candy Corner

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Matt Widmer followed in his mother Janet’s entrepreneurial footsteps when he took ownership of her small business after she retired in 2010. Creative Touch & Candy Corner is a gift and candy shop that offers toys, gourmet food, home accessor...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Finding Balance Yoga

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A desire to own a business and create something of her own, combined with a background in accounting and years of training, led Sandra Moreland to open Finding Balance Yoga earlier this year. Offering group and private yoga classes and sessions as well as...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Bless This Nest

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Most entrepreneurs must have excellent time management and prioritization skills to be successful. This was certainly true for Marci Wagner as she navigated her full-time job in real estate while also launching her own small business, Bless This Nest.&...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Happy Panini

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Chris and Gina Auditore encountered more adversity than most entrepreneurs when they launched their small business, Happy Panini. The popular food truck located in Historic Downtown Hutto was born in the heart of the pandemic following an unexpected layof...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Dwell House Coffee and Tap

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For Dawid Bednarek, entrepreneurship runs in the family. As his wife expanded her small business, Salt + Waves Salon, into Hutto, Bednarek saw his opportunity to launch Dwell House Coffee and Tap, a neighborhood craft coffee shop with a dozen ever-rotatin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Hutto Flower Market

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“Every beautiful town needs a beautiful flower shop!” It was with this motto in mind that Misty Faglie opened her own small business in November 2019. Hutto Flower Market provides the community with high quality florals, plants and gif...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Farmers Insurance – Doug Gaul Agency

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Doug Gaul turned a hardship into a success story when he launched his own Farmers Insurance agency. Providing all types of insurance and financial services to individuals, families and businesses across the greater Hutto area, the Doug Gaul Agency has bee...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

#SmallBusinessWeek Spotlight: Thig’s Diamond Kutz

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When William Thigpen bet on himself in the spring of 2016, Thig’s Diamond Kutz was born. Located in Historic Downtown Hutto, Thig’s Diamond Kutz offers the community not only a place to come and get a great haircut, but also an environ...

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