4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Barton Springs Pool reopens and more Central Texas news

Black Rock Coffee Bar's menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
Black Rock Coffee Bar's menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)

Black Rock Coffee Bar's menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)

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

Cedar Park-Leander


4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander

Check out four businesses coming soon to the Leander-Cedar Park area, including fitness studios, a coffee shop and a therapy center.

Lake Travis-Westlake



Indie horror short film screenings to be held Oct. 28 at Star Hill Ranch

Lake Travis Film Festival invites adult guests to an evening of indie horror short films Oct. 28, featuring titles like “House Slaughter,” “Two-Headed Beast” and “Discount Pickles.”

Central Austin

Barton Springs Pool reopens after flooding

Barton Springs Pool reopened Oct. 19 after being closed due to flooding, according to a press release from the city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

Austin Water upgrades its tech to test for algae-related toxins

Austin Water announced Oct. 18 it will begin conducting in-house testing of water for toxins linked to algae blooms, speeding up the testing process.

Taylor Girtman, Grace Dickens, Olivia Aldridge and Benton Graham contributed to this report.



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San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Dec. 2 in Cedar Park near RM 1431 and West New Hope Road, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap in Cedar Park tests positive Dec. 2 for West Nile virus

This is the second positive test reported in Williamson County this week.

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The project will add two tolled and one non-tolled lane in each direction.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

The city of Cedar Park will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Heritage Oak Park on Dec. 3. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Tree lightings, live music: 5 events in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, Dec. 2-5

Here are five Christmas events happening this weekend in Cedar Park and Leander.  

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

HappyRito Seafood opened Nov. 18 in the Lakeline Plaza shopping center. (Courtesy HappyRito Seafood)
HappyRito Seafood opens Vietnamese, Cajun restaurant at Lakeline Plaza

The restaurant serves a variety of seafood and po'boy sandwiches.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Nov. 29 in Leander. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

The positive trap was found near Devine Lake Park.