Round Rock to host July 4 neighborhood parades and more: News from Central Texas

This year, in place of the city's traditional Independence Day parade, three Community Spirit Neighborhood Parades will travel through Round Rock neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy city of Round Rock)
This year, in place of the city's traditional Independence Day parade, three Community Spirit Neighborhood Parades will travel through Round Rock neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy city of Round Rock)

This year, in place of the city's traditional Independence Day parade, three Community Spirit Neighborhood Parades will travel through Round Rock neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy city of Round Rock)

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MAPS: Round Rock 4th of July parade to travel new neighborhood routes this year

Round Rock residents can view the city's annual Independence Day parade from their front lawns this year.

In place of the city's traditional downtown event, three Community Spirit Neighborhood Parades will travel through Round Rock neighborhoods.

Tiny Pies opens a new location in West Lake Hills



Tiny Pies opened its third Austin location June 13 at 3736 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 8, West Lake Hills. The family-owned bakery first launched in 2011, offering sweet pies, breakfast pies, empanadas and more.

Noodle Alley restaurant now open in Cedar Park

Noodle Alley, an Asian restaurant, opened June 3 in Cedar Park. Its menu includes noodle soups, stir-fry noodles, dumplings and other dishes.

4 Cedar Park-area restaurants offering Father's Day to-go, dine-in specials

Father’s Day is June 21. Some Cedar Park-area restaurants have special Father's Day menus for to-go orders or limited dine-in seating; per Gov. Greg Abbott's order, restaurants are limited to 75% capacity in dining rooms.

The Retreat now selling custom homes in Georgetown

San Gabriel Builders began selling custom homes in Georgetown in early March.

Manufacturing company Special Products & Mfg. Inc. to open Round Rock facility

Manufacturing company Special Products & Mfg. Inc., announced June 18 plans to open a location in Round Rock.

SPM specializes in electromechanical assembly, precision metal fabrication, machining, welding, and powder coating.

Typhoon Texas, FM 685 roadway construction anticipates late June completion in Pflugerville

Construction along FM 685 near the entrance of Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville is anticipated to complete in late June, Pflugerville Community Development Corp. President Amy Madison confirmed June 17.

City of Austin orders businesses to require face coverings for employees, customers; punishable by $1,000 fine

After seeking the ability to legally require face coverings to help curb a second surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Austin Mayor Steve Adler signed an order June 17 that requires all employees and customers on commercial properties to wear face masks. The new order is enforceable by a $1,000 fine and extends through Aug. 15.

Check out these opportunities to celebrate Father's Day in Southwest Austin

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, and many restaurants and other attractions in South Austin will be open to celebrate the occasion with social distancing and other coronavirus policies in place. Take-out and delivery options to celebrate dad are also available at many hotspots throughout the city. Here are a few options to celebrate fathers in the Southwest Austin area.

Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson, Christopher Neely, Taylor Girtman and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.



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