ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) - Round Rock could be one step closer to getting an In-N-Out Burger..
The city is set to hear public comment and perhaps act on a zoning changes request that would allow the restaurant to open up near the Ikea in Round Rock.
The California burger joint has been around since the late 1940s but didn't open a restaurant in Texas until last year.
If the city signs off on the request, In-N-Out would open the restaurant next year. It would be the first location in all of Central Texas.
On July 25, the Round Rock Planning and Zoning commission recommended that the council sign off on the zoning on changes for a drive-through restaurant on a vacant lot at 4251 North Interstate I-35, near the Round Rock Premium Outlets.
The Round Rock location will also have the largest lot size for an In-N-Out in Texas. They'll also have 40 percent more parking than required by code.
In the past several years, In-N-Out has opened 15 restaurants in the Dallas metroplex area and they always opens their stores on Thursdays.
Update at 8:30 p.m.: Round Rock's City Council passed the ordinance with no dissent. They also will be skipping the second reading.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
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A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
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