H-E-B coming to Leander; abortion, alcohol and gun laws take effect and more top 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 top business and community news from the past week 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.

ROUNDUP: 6 eateries now open or coming soon in the Cedar Park area



These six eateries have opened recently, such as Tacos La Catrina, or plan to open soon, such as Slab BBQ.

Cedar Park plans to open largest city park in 2022

Construction has begun on Phase 1 of Cedar Park's largest city park. Lakeline Park is expected to open next summer.

Pflugerville-Hutto

With 10-year cap on appraised value for Samsung facility approved, Taylor calls hearing for reinvestment zones for 1,100-plus acres

Taylor City Council has called a public hearing for the establishment of Chapter 311 and 312 investment zones on more than 1,100 acres of property.

Statewide

Abortion, alcohol and gun laws passed by 87th Legislature effective Sept. 1

A new abortion bill, two alcohol bills and a gun bill all became laws effective Sept. 1 as signed by Gov. Greg Abbott over the past few months.

Taylor Girtman, Brooke Sjoberg and Zara Flores contributed to this report.






MOST RECENT

August home sales in Leander decreased 28.8% from Aug. 2020. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Home sales increased in Cedar Park, slowed in Leander in August compared to 2020 data

August home sales in Leander decreased 29% from August 2020. In Cedar Park, sales increased 21% last month.

Photo of people attending ACL Fest
City of Austin approves ACL health and safety plan, holds off on final permit

Austin Public Health gave ACL the go-ahead to allow proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, but asked organizers to require masking in some areas.

Photo of ACL Fest
Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Zilker Park closes in preparation for Austin City Limits Music Festival

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

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

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

The burger joint is scheduled to open in mid-2022.

 Busy Nurse's Station In Modern Hospital
Williamson County seeking input on community health needs

The Williamson County and Cities Health District is holding two focus group sessions through September with the goal of collecting public feedback on community health needs throughout the county.

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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

Some families will be eligible to have boxes with food for 25 meals delivered by Amazon.

Former LISD board member Jim MacKay was elected in 2016 as Place 5 representative and reelected in 2020. (Courtesy/Leander ISD)
Former Leander ISD school board member writes email explaining his resignation

Former Leander ISD board member Jim MacKay cites his disapproval of the board's handling of reading material selection as his reason for resigning.

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Early voting dates, polling locations approved for Williamson County

Early voting for the upcoming election will take place Oct. 18-Oct. 29.