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.

Lake Travis-Westlake

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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Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
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Tavel Bristol-Joseph has started a scholarship fund that will provide $6,000 to two Austin Community College Culinary Arts students and give them opportunity to be mentored by Bristol-Joseph and to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)
Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.

Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

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Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.

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Lutie's Garden Restaurant now open at Commodore Perry Estate

The restuarant features "Texas heritage fare" by an award-winning husband-and-wife pair of chefs.

A resident at EdenHill Communities receives their second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The women volunteer their time searching for hard-to-find time slots that often become available in the middle of the night.

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Austin Public Library to begin resuming in-person services May 10

Austin Public Library will begin reopening branches to the public in May after operating with only digital and curbside pickup services since June 2020.