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.