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)

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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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Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Williamson County added more than 200 new COVID-19 cases April 5-7. (Community Impact staff)
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Harmful blue-green algae found in Highland Lakes

Blue-green algae has been found in three Highland Lakes and 10 locations around Lake Travis.

Harmful blue-green algae continues to be present within the Highland Lakes chain. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
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According to LCRA’s April 6 update, every test taken since late February has tested positive for cyanotoxins, and the LCRA is strongly urging pet owners to keep their dogs from playing in the Highland Lakes chain.

The ARC Cedar Park clinic is regularly open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for regular family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric care. (Courtesy Austin Regional Clinic)
Austin Regional Clinic relocates Cedar Park after-hours clinic

The after-hours urgent care clinic moved buildings April 1.

Liberty Hill ISD voters will see a nearly $500 million bond in May. (Courtesy Liberty Hill ISD)
Liberty Hill ISD voters to see nearly $500 million bond in May

Approximately 1,385 LHISD students live in Georgetown, and another 238 live in Leander, according to district officials.

Statewide outages to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Online Testing Platform on April 6 affected fourth- and seventh-grade students at 16 Leander ISD schools, according to the district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Statewide outages to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Online Testing Platform on April 6 affected fourth- and seventh-grade students who were testing at 16 Leander ISD schools, according to the district.

According to the release, three STAAR tests were affected by the connectivity issues including fourth grade writing, seventh grade writing and English I. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TEA Student Assessment Division calls STAAR Online Testing Platform connectivity issues 'completely unacceptable'

According to the release, three STAAR tests were affected by the connectivity issues including fourth grade writing, seventh grade writing and English I.

Big Fish Entertainment produces the documentary series "Live PD." (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Big Fish Entertainment produces the documentary series "Live PD."