7 Cedar Park, Leander business updates and more Central Texas news

The Vessel IV Bar opened its second location Aug. 8 in Cedar Park. The company's first location is in New Mexico. (Courtesy The Vessel IV Bar)
The Vessel IV Bar opened its second location Aug. 8 in Cedar Park. The company's first location is in New Mexico. (Courtesy The Vessel IV Bar)

The Vessel IV Bar opened its second location Aug. 8 in Cedar Park. The company's first location is in New Mexico. (Courtesy The Vessel IV Bar)

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Leander-Cedar Park

The Vessel IV Bar ATX opens at The Crossover in Cedar Park and 6 other area business updates

Read recent business updates from Cedar Park and Leander.

Georgetown



PHOTOS: Dozens of cars create a caravan in 'Justice for Javier Ambler' fight Aug. 15

Dozens of cars filled San Gabriel Park in Georgetown on Aug. 15 to honor the life of and fight for justice for Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in Williamson County Sheriff’s Office custody in 2019.

Central Austin

Applications open Aug. 19 for direct rental assistance from city of Austin


The city’s second effort to help struggling Austinites pay rent is set to launch Wednesday, Aug. 19.

The Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants program, or RENT, will dole out $12.9 million to help relieve financial pressure experienced by Austinites who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Salt and Time opens new cafe in Republic Square

Salt and Time opened its cafe in Republic Square on Aug. 14 at 422 W. Fifth St., Austin. The new location offers outdoor dining and is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with options on the menu from breakfast to sandwiches, charcuterie boards, beer, wine and cocktails.

Southwest Austin

New playground at Circle C Metropolitan Park could be finished in September


When local heath officials eventually reopen playgrounds and other city of Austin park amenities, residents in Circle C Ranch can look forward to using a new playground in their neighborhood metropolitan park.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Central Texas Pain Center opens new Bee Cave clinic

Central Texas Pain Center, an interventional pain management practice, opened a new clinic Aug. 3 at 15801 W. Hwy. 71, Bldg. 1, Ste. 200, Bee Cave. The clinic will be led by Dr. Derrick Wansom, who will focus on providing care to patients along Hwy. 71 from Bee Cave to the Bastrop area, according to a press release from the company.

New Braunfels

D Pad: New Braunfels gaming store breathes new life into classics

D Pad opened 15 years ago as a pay-by-the-hour video game and local area network (LAN) gaming business but has since evolved into a used game store and event space for various types of social gaming, such as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering and more.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

CARTS 2nd bus route between San Marcos and Austin to resume service

Capital Area Rural Transportation System's Interurban Express 1517 Gold Bus route with two-way service between Austin and San Marcos will resume on Aug. 24 with a modified schedule, according to a press release issued by the city of San Marcos.

Christopher Neely, Nicholas Cicale, Jack Flagler, Taylor Girtman, Warren Brown, Amy Rae Dadamo and Ali Linan contributed to this report.



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Javier Ambler's Law is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. (ALi Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)


lack man who died in Williamson County Sheriff’s Office custody in 2019. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

If signed, the law would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows.

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Penniman-Morin, Duffy, Harris sworn in to Cedar Park City Council

Jim Penniman-Morin, Anne Duffy and Kevin Harris were sworn in to office May 13.

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

Leander ISD
Leander ISD sets district mission statement

This district did not have an existing mission statement.

COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 129 new COVID-19 cases between May 10-12

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

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Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

Auto Detail Pros
Auto Detail Pros moves to Leander from Northwest Austin

The business offers auto detailing, ceramic coating and paint protection film.

Dell Children's Medical Center North campus groundbreaking
Ascension Texas breaks ground on first children’s hospital in Williamson County

The 187,000-square-foot, four-story hospital is scheduled to open in November 2022 with 36 beds dedicated to emergency pediatric care.

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CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.