Pickleball, entertainment center set for Cedar Park; businesses now open, coming to San Marcos and more Central Texas news

The 4.6-acre pickleball-themed complex will have 12 pickleball courts and a two-story restaurant with a large patio and rooftop bar. (Courtesy Electric Pickle)
The 4.6-acre pickleball-themed complex will have 12 pickleball courts and a two-story restaurant with a large patio and rooftop bar. (Courtesy Electric Pickle)

The 4.6-acre pickleball-themed complex will have 12 pickleball courts and a two-story restaurant with a large patio and rooftop bar. (Courtesy Electric Pickle)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Pickleball, entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park

Cedar Park will be home to the first of three Central Texas pickleball and entertainment complexes.

Central Austin



The Moontower Comedy Festival will return in September


The Moontower Comedy Festival will hold its 10th annual event Sept. 22-25. The four-day event marks a return to form after 2020's festival was rescheduled across three weekends in spring of this year.

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5 new businesses now open or coming soon to Buda and Kyle

As Buda and Kyle continue to grow rapidly in Hays County, more and more businesses are planting roots there.

HVAC service, Hawaiian food and vinyl records: 10 new businesses now open or coming soon to San Marcos

From the resurrection of a beloved local record store to new dining establishments, businesses continue to open locally.

New Braunfels

Santikos, BBVA Bank and more join MarketPlace in New Braunfels

Located at 651 I-35 Business Loop, New Braunfels, the MarketPlace shopping center is home to more than 30 businesses, including Gold’s Gym and Ernesto’s Jewelry.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Hutto hat shop owner creates custom pieces inspired by classic films

Owner Jimmy Pierce established a physical location for his shop in April 2020, but he said he has had his own hat shop business since 2004 and has been making hats since 1998.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Five Below to open Bee Cave location

The national franchise sells a variety of tech, toy, fashion and decor products ranging from $1 to $10, according to the company’s website.

Olivia Aldridge, Warren Brown, Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Lauren Canterberry, Megan Cardona and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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The second Red Horn location on Scottsdale Drive serves tacos, beer and coffee. (Courtesy Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.)
Red Horn Coffee House's 2nd location opens in Leander

The second Red Horn location on Scottsdale Drive serves tacos, beer and coffee.

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Movie-themed shaved ice business opens in Leander

The family-run business offers over 40 flavors of shaved ice with a movie-themed menu.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and State Highway 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Mixed-use development proposed at Hwy. 29, Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander

Leander City Council approved the first reading of the development's zoning change in a 4-3 vote.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

LISD
Leander ISD names Rouse principal as area superintendent replacement

Christine Simpson became Rouse High School's principal in 2016 and will start as an area superintendent this summer.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

Leander ISD admin building
Leander ISD board passes $387M budget with 2% raises, new campus staffing

The budget includes 2% midpoint staff raises, campus positions for Tarvin Elementary opening in August, start-up positions for Elementary School No. 29 opening in 2022 and other district expenditures.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of Austin-area shopping centers files for bankruptcy; entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park and more top area news

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

Leander ISD is expected to add over 12,000 students in 10 years to its current population of 40,761 students. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Committee suggests $933M bond project list to Leander ISD board

The $933.4 million reccomendation includes elementary school, middle school, high school and districtwide projects.