'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top 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)

Read the most popular news from the Austin area from the past week.

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.

New 102,000-square-foot H-E-B store slated to open in fall 2021 in Leander



H-E-B officially announced plans for a second store in Leander on Oct. 9.

GUIDE: 5 things Cedar Park-Leander voters need to know before early voting

Early voting begins Oct. 13. Here are five things voters in Cedar Park and Leander need to know before heading to the polls. Information varies from Travis County to Williamson County.

Austin ISD

Q&A: Learn about the 4 candidates running for Austin ISD Position 8

Four individuals are running for Austin ISD Position 8, one of the district’s at-large seats on the board of trustees.

Round Rock ISD

November 2020 election: Meet the candidates for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 7

Jenn Griffith and Danielle Weston are running for Round Rock ISD board of trustees Place 7.

Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale and Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.



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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.

Crust Pizza Co. is opening soon in Montgomery and Willis. (Courtesy Crust Pizza Co.)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses coming to McKinney; Crust Pizza Co. to open two locations in Montgomery, Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 30.

I Live Here I Give Here encourages individuals to donate to nonprofit organizations in their community. (Courtesy I Live Here I Give Here)
I Live Here I Give Here encourages Austinites to donate to local organizations Nov. 30

The nonprofit is encouraging the community to donate for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

Leander-based nonprofit Imagine A Way funds early childhood therapy for children with autism. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Over 20 nonprofits in Leander, Cedar Park to donate to this Giving Tuesday

These 24 nonprofits are based in or serve the Cedar Park and Leander areas.

The median home price in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has risen considerably since last October. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Home sales, costs in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto remain hotter than Greater Austin; Halal Guys opens in Pearland and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 29.

The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

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

curry pizza house chicken tikka
Indian-fusion pizza restaurant opening in Cedar Park

Curry Pizza House's menu includes traditional and Indian-fusion pizzas such as chicken tikka, curry chicken masala and tandoori chicken pizzas.

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
PEC members ask board to not raise solar rates

The utility's board of directors will vote on the proposed changes at December's meeting.

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant.