Milano Pizza opens in Cedar Park; San Marcos may allow mini goats at homes and more Central Texas news

Milano Pizza opened May 18 in Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Milano Pizza opened May 18 in Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Milano Pizza opened May 18 in Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Cedar Park-Leander

Milano Pizza now open in Cedar Park

The pizzeria, located at 251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 117, Cedar Park, serves specialty pizzas, subs, calzones, wings and more.

Northwest Austin

Austin Diagnostic Clinic in North Austin now giving COVID-19 vaccine to ages 12 and up

Following federal expansion of the coronavirus vaccine for certain children, Austin Diagnostic Clinic in North Austin is now administering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 12 and up, according to the organization.

Taxidermy experts The Corner Shoppe in North Austin closing after 35 years

The Corner Shoppe in North Austin is holding a three-day, sweeping auction of the personal collection of taxidermy items from its founder and owner, John Brommel, known locally as “The Taxidermy King.”


Capital Metro restores full capacity on most vehicles

After health officials in Austin and Travis County announced the community’s move to Stage 2 under COVID-19 risk guidelines, Capital Metro opened most of its buses, trains and other public transportation vehicles to full capacity.

Austin business owners react to new local masking guidance

Now that Austin and Travis County's COVID-19 risk level has been lowered to Stage 2 by Austin Public Health, individual businesses can decide whether to require vaccinated people to wear masks on the premises.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

San Marcos City Council considers allowing miniature goats at residences

San Marcos City Council voted 5-2 in the first of two votes on an ordinance allowing miniature goats to be kept at residential zoned districts in San Marcos for the purpose of urban farming.

Kyle seeks to create ordinance centered on prevention of camping, begging

In light of the recent anti-camping ordinance passed in Austin on May 1, Kyle officials discussed advancing a similar ordinance for their city.

New Braunfels

Kiddie Academy coming soon to New Braunfels

Kiddie Academy will be located at the southwest corner of FM 1101 and Kowald Lane and is anticipated to open in late fall of 2021.

Iain Oldman, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler, Olivia Aldridge, Warren Brown, Brian Rash and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and State Highway 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Mixed-use development proposed at Hwy. 29, Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander

Leander City Council approved the first reading of the development's zoning change in a 4-3 vote.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

Leander ISD names Rouse principal as area superintendent replacement

Christine Simpson became Rouse High School's principal in 2016 and will start as an area superintendent this summer.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

Leander ISD admin building
Leander ISD board passes $387M budget with 2% raises, new campus staffing

The budget includes 2% midpoint staff raises, campus positions for Tarvin Elementary opening in August, start-up positions for Elementary School No. 29 opening in 2022 and other district expenditures.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of Austin-area shopping centers files for bankruptcy; entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park and more top area news

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

Leander ISD is expected to add over 12,000 students in 10 years to its current population of 40,761 students. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Committee suggests $933M bond project list to Leander ISD board

The $933.4 million reccomendation includes elementary school, middle school, high school and districtwide projects.

Leander Bryson farmstead
Leander to create plan to preserve Historic Bryson Farmstead

The city plans to improve the historic Leander property for public use.

The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Weird Homes Tour ends; Z’Tejas to close Arboretum restaurant and more Central Texas news

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