Read the top stories from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Leander-Cedar Park

5 restaurants now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

These five Cedar Park-Leander restaurants have recently opened or are planning to open soon.

New Braunfels

Expansion of H-E-B on Walnut Ave. in New Braunfels underway, set for late 2021 completion

After being used by the New Braunfels Fire Department for training exercises Jan. 30, the shopping center connected to the H-E-B on Walnut Ave. has been reduced to rubble.

Starbucks coming to New Braunfels this fall will include a drive-thru

A new Starbucks location is slated to open in New Braunfels in the fall, according to a Starbucks spokesperson, and it will be the city’s first drive-thru location of the franchise.

Williamson County

Pharmacies set to distribute vaccines in Williamson County

Williamson County received 9,700 total COVID-19 vaccines during the week of Feb. 8, according to Texas Department of State Health Services.


Austin Public Health leaders address confusion over scheduling for follow-up vaccine doses

Shifting federal guidelines and supply chain issues have left some local residents confused about when they will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is required to achieve the greatest possible immunity against the disease.

Taylor Girtman, Lauren Canterberry, Ali Linan and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.