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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More than half of Williamson County eligible voters have already cast their ballot ahead of the November election. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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9 Leander ISD schools needed in next 6 years for attendance growth, report says

The report said the district needs to build seven elementary schools, one middle school and one high school over the next six years.

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East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Leander ISD combines attendance rezoning for Tarvin and Elementary School No. 29

District officials and board members elected to combine the two schools' rezonings to lessen confusion for families.

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Leander ISD adds 17 early-release school days to give teachers planning time

The early releases will begin Nov. 11 and includes 17 Wednesdays through the rest of the school year.

The Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project will transform a section of southern Bell into a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. (Rendering courtesy city of Cedar Park)
McCann Adams Studio named design architect for Cedar Park’s Bell Park

Bell Boulevard development moves forward with hired architect.

Cedar Park City Council selects Kevin Harris for the open Place 4 seat on Oct. 22. (Screenshot courtesy Cedar Park City Council)
Cedar Park council selects Kevin Harris for open Place 4 seat

Harris will serve until a new council member is sworn in following the Nov. 3 election.

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Over 44,000 cast votes in Cedar Park, Leander in 10 days of early voting

Cedar Park Public Library is the site with the most votes cast in Cedar Park or Leander.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms 2021 opening for Travis County gigafactory

Musk said construction is moving apace at the new electric auto factory east of Austin.