City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

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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 and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Leander ISD and the Cedar Park and Leander city councils.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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Chicken wing, daiquiri restaurant coming to Leander in 2021

The Thirsty Chicken will open in January with outdoor seating, karaoke nights, music and a dance floor.

Courtney and Alaa Bataineh opened Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe in December 2019. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe offers high-quality, affordable meals in Cedar Park

Owner Alaa Bataineh said his precise spice mixtures, along with the use of fresh ingredients, are what make the dishes so great.

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Local business brings Alaskan fish to Central Texas markets

Fish from Savory Alaska taste like the ocean, the owners said, and lack the “fishy” taste that customers often avoid.

The daily coronavirus update did not come out on Oct. 19 and 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County daily coronavirus update stalled after inconsistencies are found

The daily coronavirus update did not come out on Oct. 19 and 20.

Early voting at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple
Some Austin-area polling locations have recorded 10,000-plus votes through first week of early voting

Three Williamson County polling locations have each reported more than 10,000 ballots cast in the first week of early voting.

Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

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More than 30% of Travis County voters have cast their ballot in first week of early voting

Both in-person voting and by-mail voting in Travis County are up compared to the first week of early voting in 2016.

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Expanded MetroRail station opens in Austin's downtown

Captial Metro hosted a grand opening for the new station Oct. 19.

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting.