4-acre lagoon coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Leander-Cedar Park

Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander

Leander Springs, a 78-acre, mixed-use project with retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components, is coming to town, Leander Mayor Troy Hill announced Oct. 15.

Located at the southwest corner of FM 2243 and 183A, expectations are that a fully developed Leander Springs could be valued at $1 billion, according to the city.



Southwest Austin

Easy Tiger set to make its South Austin debut Oct. 16

One month after closing its downtown Austin Sixth Street location, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden is ready to launch its newest spot south of the Colorado River.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Southside Market opens in Hutto and 3 other business updates


Since 1882, Southside Market & Barbeque has served up authentic Texan barbecue. This week, Southside will bring its classic dishes to Hutto’s Co-Op District with the launch of its latest restaurant.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Bee Cave's St. David's Emergency Center offering free flu shots


St. David’s Emergency Center will offer free flu shots at its location within the Hill Country Galleria at 2813 Galleria Circle, Bee Cave. The service is available to adults and children at least one year of age, according to a St. David’s press release.

Central Austin

Biderman's Deli downtown, Mother's Cafe, and more Central Austin mainstays close their doors

The following businesses in Central Austin have announced their closures.

Northwest Austin

My Steel Magnolia boutique relocates to Northwest Austin


Women's boutique My Steel Magnolia relocated from Old Town Leander to Northwest Austin on Oct. 13. The boutique sells clothing and a broad gift selection. The business has recently expanded its products with baby gifts, pet gifts, housewares and custom printing.

North Austin business news: Sushi on Anderson Lane, Tai Chi, a second location for Old Thousand and more

The following businesses have recently opened or relocated in north Central Austin.

Travis County

Travis County judge: Bars will not reopen, despite permission from governor to do so


Bars in Hays County, Williamson County and Bastrop County were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14, but Travis County bars will remain closed for now, according to an Oct. 14 announcement from County Judge Sam Biscoe.

Kelsey Thompson, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.



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Some Austin-area polling locations have recorded 10,000-plus votes through first week of early voting

Three Williamson County polling locations have each reported more than 10,000 ballots cast in the first week of early voting.

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Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

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More than 30% of Travis County voters have cast their ballot in first week of early voting

Both in-person voting and by-mail voting in Travis County are up compared to the first week of early voting in 2016.

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Expanded MetroRail station opens in Austin's downtown

Captial Metro hosted a grand opening for the new station Oct. 19.

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Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting.