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

Cedar Park-Leander

Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

Wayback Burgers is planning a Leander restaurant set to open in mid-2022, according to a Sept. 20 release.

Round Rock

Former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become home of new Whataburger location in 2022

Renovation of the building is set to begin in November, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the site will receive a complete interior rework with all new finishes.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Kyle City Council approves citywide trail master plan that will connect Austin to San Antonio

Kyle City Council approved the citywide trail master plan that will be part of the Green Springs Project that aims to connect San Antonio to Austin through New Braunfels, San Marcos, Kyle and Buda via trails with a 6-1 vote Sept. 21.

Central Austin

City of Austin approves ACL health and safety plan, holds off on final permit

Austin Public Health approved Austin City Limits Music Festival's health and safety plan, bringing the event one step closer to receiving a final permit, the city of Austin and festival organizers announced Sept. 21.


Fire at Georgetown facility claims 75 dogs

A fire at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown resulted in the deaths of 75 dogs late on Sept. 18. according to a release from the city of Georgetown.

Taylor Girtman, Brooke Sjoberg, Zara Flores, Olivia Aldridge and Eddie Harbour contributed to this report.