City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Here is a weekly roundup of Leander stories.

Apartment boom coming to Leander

Leander has 1,677 apartment units in eight complexes currently being built—surpassing the total number of apartments built in the city built between 2015 and June 30.

Facing 'severe water shortage conditions,' Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions

Leander water customers are asked to limit outdoor irrigation to just once a week and either before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to avoid peak hours.

Bryson in Leander, developer win Texas Association of Builders awards

Bryson—a planned community in Leander—was named the Best Overall Community for 300-599 acres at the 2020 Texas Association of Builders Texas Star Awards on July 23.

My Steel Magnolia in Leander creates warm, friendly space for shoppers

The boutique, which reached its one-year anniversary July 29, sells clothing with inclusive sizing, a broad gift selection and a cannabidiol product line.

Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

Cherry Creek Catfish’s original location, at 5712 Menchaca Road in South Austin, remains open.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in Feb. 2020.


Javier Ambler's Law is heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. (ALi Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

lack man who died in Williamson County Sheriff’s Office custody in 2019. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

If signed, the law would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows.

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Penniman-Morin, Duffy, Harris sworn in to Cedar Park City Council

Jim Penniman-Morin, Anne Duffy and Kevin Harris were sworn in to office May 13.

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

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

Leander ISD
Leander ISD sets district mission statement

This district did not have an existing mission statement.

COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 129 new COVID-19 cases between May 10-12

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

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Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

Auto Detail Pros
Auto Detail Pros moves to Leander from Northwest Austin

The business offers auto detailing, ceramic coating and paint protection film.

Dell Children's Medical Center North campus groundbreaking
Ascension Texas breaks ground on first children’s hospital in Williamson County

The 187,000-square-foot, four-story hospital is scheduled to open in November 2022 with 36 beds dedicated to emergency pediatric care.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.