Part of Greater Lake Creek Trail in Round Rock to close temporarily and more Central Texas news

The temporary trail closure is related to Round Rock's Logan Street connection project, which is extending the roadway to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
The temporary trail closure is related to Round Rock's Logan Street connection project, which is extending the roadway to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The temporary trail closure is related to Round Rock's Logan Street connection project, which is extending the roadway to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

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Part of Round Rock's Greater Lake Creek Trail to temporarily close

A segment of Round Rock's Greater Lake Creek Trail will temporarily close Aug. 10, according to a city news release. From A.W. Grimes Boulevard to Callison Elementary School, the trail will close for several months due to road work on Logan Street.

Central Austin



Interactive art gallery Wonderspaces opens in Austin and 3 other events to check out


From the annual South By Southwest Conference & Festivals to independent music shows, events across the city of Austin have been postponed or canceled altogether in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some executive orders from Gov. Greg Abbott have allowed certain businesses to reopen and host visitors. Here is a list of events to safely check out in the coming weeks in and around Austin.

Southwest Austin

South Austin news: Pavement opens new vintage store, YMCA offering child care and more


Find the latest news updates from South Austin, including YMCA offering full-day child care for virtual learning and Pinthouse Pizza celebrating five years at South Lamar.

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Main St. Pizzeria and Beer Garden reopens in Buda

Main St. Pizzeria and Beer Garden, which opened in November 2017, reopened its doors at 214 N. Main St., Buda, on July 31 for curbside pickup and delivery only. The restaurant temporarily closed June 30 after learning that a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Lake Travis nonprofit works to reduce animal shelter intake and euthanasia numbers

A newly launched nonprofit organization, Lake Travis Spay & Neuter Advocacy Program, or LT SNAP, is working to address dog and cat overpopulation in the Lake Travis region. Founders Rochelle and Phil Storin began this initiative in July by connecting the community to low-cost spay and neuter services, according to a press release by LT SNAP.

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Mercury Hall will close in 2021. (Courtesy Mercury Hall)
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Buddy's Burger is open in Northeast Austin off of Cameron Road. (Courtesy Buddy's Burger)
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City Post is located at 113 E. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Courtesy City Post)
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Easy Tiger announced Sept. 18 it had closed its downtown Austin location on Sixth Street. (Courtesy Easy Tiger)
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Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

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State-created Save Muny Historic District to take over concession responsibilities at historic golf course

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Central Health administrative building in Austin
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Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

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A band performs at the Mohawk on Red River Street. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
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