Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

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

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander development with restaurants, retail under consideration

Restaurants, retail space and possible office space are planned in a new Leander development at the corner of US 183 and Hero Way.

Round Rock



Lonestar Kolaches coming to Round Rock at former Little Red Wagon location

Lonestar Kolaches is coming to the former location of Little Red Wagon Hamburgers at 1207 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, this October.

Northwest Austin

UPDATE: First section of Four Points bypass road opens in Northwest Austin

Nearly two years after local officials broke ground on the project, the first section of a bypass road from RM 620 to RM 2222 is now open to traffic.

New Braunfels

Bin Drop now open in New Braunfels

The store sells overstock and returned items from a variety of brands and retailers.

Williamson County

Williamson County re-enters phase of ‘uncontrolled community spread’ of COVID-19

Health care officials in Williamson County have again raised the county’s color-based phase guidelines of coronavirus risk of exposure after a second straight week of rapidly climbing infection rates.

Taylor Girtman, Brooke Sjoberg, Iain Oldman and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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