H-E-B to open in Leander in November; San Marcos marks Mermaid Month and more Central Texas news

The store will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The store will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The store will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander's second H-E-B to open this fall

Construction on Leander's second H-E-B is nearing completion. An H-E-B spokesperson said the store is expected to open in November.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

City of San Marcos celebrates its history, culture and ecosystem through Mermaid Month

The City of San Marcos and the Mermaid Society SMTX have officially kicked-off Mermaid Month, honoring the superhero guardian of the river and the history of the city.

Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Mobile auto detailers Verlamic now serving Austin area

Verlamic comes straight to customers’ homes to work on their vehicles, offering services from simple car and boat washes to extensive interior and exterior detailing.


Abacus Children’s Academy in Pflugerville to relocate

Abacus offers education-focused child care with a broad and balanced curriculum for children ages 6 weeks old to 12 years old.

Northwest Austin

Office Evolution opens coworking space near the Arboretum

The space, located at 8911 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. 4200, Austin, near the Arboretum, provides 35 private office spaces across more than 7,000 square feet.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels enters Stage 1 drought restrictions

The drought restrictions were triggered when the Edwards Aquifer water level dropped to 659.8 feet.

Taylor Girtman, Carson Ganong, Zara Flores, Laura Canterberry and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.


Screenshot of Jeff Travillion speaking at a meeting
Travis County prepares for redistricting process

County commissioners will approve maps adjusting precincts to match 2020 census numbers by the end of November.

James Avery Artisan Jewelry sells women’s and men’s jewelry designed in Kerrville, Texas. (Courtesy James Avery Artisan Jewelry)
James Avery Artisan Jewelry relocates Cedar Park store

The new store location held a grand opening Sept. 18.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become Whataburger and more top Central Texas news

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

Perfect Game plans to build 16 new turf baseball and softball fields with seating and amenities on 80 acres northeast of RM 1431 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard. (Screenshot courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Perfect Game headquarters, 80-acre complex coming to Cedar Park

Perfect Game will build 16 new turf baseball and softball fields and a new headquarters facility in Cedar Park.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice, a Florida-based company, sells gelato, Italian ice and soft ice cream treats. (Courtesy Jeremiah's Italian Ice)
Jeremiah's Italian Ice shop coming to Leander

Franchise owners Bob and Terra Carilli expect to open the store in 2022. 

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

Flights between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London-Heathrow will resume Oct. 13 for the first time in 17 months. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
British Airways to resume service from Austin to London in October

The flights will run three days per week and include COVID-19 safety measures for passengers.

The Austin metropolitan statistical area surpasses COVID-19 pandemic job losses. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin regains all pandemic job loss, San Antonio nearly misses top 10 best performing metros in the country

The Austin and San Antonio metropolitan statistical areas continue their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.