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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I-35 at US 183 flyovers
Watch for new traffic patterns on I-35 in North Austin as TxDOT opens new flyovers, closes existing ramp

Drivers trying to connect to northbound US 183 from northbound I-35 will have to take a detour beginning April 26.

Leander ISD admin building
Authors send letter against their book's removal to Leander ISD

Margaret Atwood, Miles Hyman, Colleen AF Venable and Derf Backderf are among the 20 authors, illustrators and contributors who signed the letter.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard speaks to reporters March 13 at the Delco Actiity Center in Northeast Austin. Residents can walk up to the Delco Center on April 22 and 23 and receive vaccines without an appointment. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health will accept walk-up vaccinations at the Delco Activity Center starting April 22

APH will also leave its registration portal open throughout most of the week.

Williamson County will close its mass-vaccination sites. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners to close mass-vaccination sites

The county judge expects to have everyone who wants to be vaccinated to receive the shot by May 21.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.(Community Impact staff)
Nearly half of Williamson County is vaccinated, but positivity rate climbs again

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

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Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander.
Blue Corn Harvest's Leander location now open

Blue Corn Harvest opened its third location April 19.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.

Pastries
Seattle's Piroshky Piroshky Bakery bringing pastries to Cedar Park April 21

The bakery will bring its famous Russian pastries to Cedar Park for a one-day event.