Kalahari announces opening date in Round Rock, Georgetown nearing more water restrictions: News from Central Texas

Once completed, the resort will include 975 hotel rooms, five restaurants, 223,000 square feet of water park, and 10,000 square feet for retail and commercial space. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
Once completed, the resort will include 975 hotel rooms, five restaurants, 223,000 square feet of water park, and 10,000 square feet for retail and commercial space. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Once completed, the resort will include 975 hotel rooms, five restaurants, 223,000 square feet of water park, and 10,000 square feet for retail and commercial space. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

JUST IN: Kalahari Resorts announces opening date

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is anticipated to open in Round Rock on Nov. 12, the company announced July 17.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Adorn Boutique continues expansion throughout Central Texas

Kim and Brent Charlet opened the first Adorn Boutique in Lakeway in 2010.

Nestled in a strip shopping center amid other upscale boutiques and businesses off of RM 620, the flagship location is now one of four in the greater Austin area and Waco, including the brand new Westlake location that opened in May 2020.

Central Austin

New charter school will open in Crestview this August

Basis Austin Primary is set to open its new charter school location in August at 1501 Dartmouth Ave., Austin, for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.


New water-use limits not enough: Georgetown nears Stage 2 of restrictions three days after entering Stage 1

Despite entering Stage 1 of the drought plan July 14, Georgetown has hit 90% water plant capacity two days in a row this week.

"If we stay above 90% plant capacity [for three consecutive days], then we go into Stage 2 of the drought plan," Communications Manager Keith Hutchinson said.

New restaurant, bar opening near Georgetown Square

Golden Rule, a new restaurant, plans to open one block east of the Georgetown Square in late July depending on government mandates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The establishment will offer a menu of different cuisines with Mexican, American and Asian influences.

Brian Rash, Jack Flagler, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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TxDOT to demolish I-35 ramp in North Austin early Saturday morning

State crews will perform controlled implosions of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover between 6-8 a.m. in the morning on May 8 and May 15.

A pilot Austin Police Department cadet class is now set to commence in June under an updated training regimen and with additional city and community oversight on the APD academy's culture and curriculum. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council votes to restart APD cadet training in June, with framework for ongoing reviews of pilot academy

The Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class will now kick off training next month, with continued oversight of APD's instruction and culture throughout the 34-week academy process.

Holland Photo Imaging celebrates 40 years in business this year. (Courtesy Holland Photo Imaging)
The latest business news in South Central Austin

1. Holland Photo Imaging, located at 2125 Goodrich Ave., Ste. A, Austin, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the community this year. Founded in 1981 by Pete Holland, the business has been owned by residents Brian and Morgan Morrison since 2006. Holland Photo Imaging offers film processing, printing, framing, photo restoration and archiving services. 512-442-4274. www.hollandphoto.com

A sign advertises a property for rent in Austin on May 6. Local eviction orders remain in place through August 1 protecting most tenants from eviction. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local eviction moratoriums remain in effect despite federal judge’s decision

The May 5 ruling from a U.S. District Court judge striking down a federal moratorium does not affect orders in place in Austin or Travis County.

Q2 Stadium in North Austin
U.S. women’s national soccer team to debut Q2 Stadium next month

The USWNT takes on the Nigerian national team at Q2 Stadium ahead of the summer Olympic Games.

Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity, opens doors to all adopters for first time since May 2020

Austin and Travis County’s animal shelter, Austin Animal Center, reached negative kennel space May 4, meaning there are more dogs than available kennels, according to a release from the city of Austin.

Residential appraisal valuations have been sent to Travis County property owners. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis Central Appraisal Districts says hot housing market is reflected in 2021 appraisals

Property owners have until May 17 to file a protest of their home's appraisal.

Photo of the exterior of La Barbecue
La Barbecue opens new space, plus six more new Austin restaurants

Downtown Italian and Greek eateries are among those joining the Austin restaurant scene this spring.

The Austin City Council is set to meet May 6 to go over a 70-item agenda. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Votes on revamped APD cadet academy, possible shift in homeless strategy on tap May 6

Council may look to the possibility of establishing designated campgrounds for the Austin's homeless this spring, with a citywide public camping ban set to go into effect May 11.

Austin City Council will vote on whether to reboot the police department's training academy May 6. (Courtesy Austin Police Department)
Benchmarks for 'reimagined' APD cadet academy on track ahead of City Council commencement vote

Training of the Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class could get underway next month following an overhaul of the academy's instructional process and curriculum.

Ryan Companies will be building 350 homes near the Mueller control tower. (Rendering courtesy Lake Flato Architects)
Coming soon to Austin: Vaquero Taquero adding a downtown location, Komé opening at the airport, Mueller to add 350 homes and more

A new ice cream shop is also opening in East Austin and an apartment project is being built near House Park.