10 eateries open, coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander; new grocer serving Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Mo's Best Eatery is located at 325 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mo's Best Eatery is located at 325 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mo's Best Eatery is located at 325 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Leander-Cedar Park

ROUNDUP: 10 eateries now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

These 10 restaurants have opened recently, such as Mo's Best Eatery, or plan to open soon, such as Z'Tejas.

Leander City Council votes to put Capital Metro exit on future ballot

Leander City Council voted 6-1 to direct staff to begin the process of placing Capital Metro on the ballot. Christine Sederquist voted against the motion. The item was discussed in an executive session.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Toxin levels decline but blue-green algae still present in Highland Lakes

Harmful blue-green algae, more accurately referred to as cyanotoxin, continues to be present in the Highland Lakes, according to a May 19 news release from the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Round Rock

Market offering grocery items, a deli and alcohol now open in Round Rock

Sam Bass Market opened May 7 at 2111 Sam Bass Road, Unit 100, Round Rock.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Gallery: Children's Park undergoing $160K makeover with help from local artist

In mid-May, the city of San Marcos began a process to upgrade the playscape facilities at Children's Park. Also noteworthy is a creative touch being added to the playscape area by local artist J. Rene Perez.


Four new restaurants head to East Austin

Birdie's, a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar, is set to open in June at 2944 E. 12th St., Unit A, Austin.

UPDATE: ACL weekend passes sell out in hours, single-day tickets on sale May 25

Three-day weekend passes for the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival sold out in less than three hours, according to ACL representatives.

ECHO data: Single-day Austin-Travis County homelessness count tops 3.1K in 2021

Around 3,100 people were experiencing homelessness in the Austin and Travis County area as of early 2021, according to the first daily homeless count tallied by the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Olivia Aldridge, Brooke Sjoberg and Ben Thompson contributed to this report.


The 4.6-acre pickleball-themed complex will have 12 pickleball courts and a two-story restaurant with a large patio and rooftop bar. (Courtesy Electric Pickle)
Pickleball, entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park

The 4.6-acre pickleball-themed complex plans to open in late 2022.

The extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard is underway north of Hwy. 79. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
North-south road in Round Rock makes progress; homestead exemption OK'd in Leander and more Central Texas news

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

davis house
Brewpub, restaurant among restoration options for Leander’s Davis House

One of Leander’s oldest standing homes could be redeveloped into a brewpub and restaurant.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.

Candlewood Suites is located at 10811 Pecan Park Blvd., Austin. (Chris Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County threatens legal action against Austin hotel for homeless

The hotel at the center of the debate—Candlewood Suites—is located in Northwest Austin within Austin city limits and in Williamson County.

Dead rabid bat found in Cedar Park

Cedar Park Police said there is no known human or animal contact as of now.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
More than half of Williamson County residents fully vaccinated, plus more COVID-19 news

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Leander Station
Leander council asks for more data in Capital Metro discussion

No action was taken during June 3 meeting, but council members asked staff to collect more data about Capital Metro in Leander.

How healthy are these 5 Central Texas counties?

Williamson County ranked as one of the top counties in Texas and the top county in Central Texas when measuring length and quality of life. Travis County ranked next in the grouping.