Austin changes on-street parking and more Central Texas news

At on-street parking stations such as this one on the University of Texas campus, drivers no longer need to print a sticker to attach to their windshield. Instead, they can enter their license plate number to stay for up to 10 hours. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
At on-street parking stations such as this one on the University of Texas campus, drivers no longer need to print a sticker to attach to their windshield. Instead, they can enter their license plate number to stay for up to 10 hours. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

At on-street parking stations such as this one on the University of Texas campus, drivers no longer need to print a sticker to attach to their windshield. Instead, they can enter their license plate number to stay for up to 10 hours. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

Central Austin

On-street parking changes in Austin: Windshield stickers, time limits are no more

Starting Sept. 1, the city of Austin is changing its system for drivers parking at on-street metered spaces throughout the city.

Downtown Austin business updates: Tears of Joy, B.D. Riley's to close Sixth Street locations; Donn's Depot fights to hang on



Here is the latest business news from downtown Austin.

Northwest Austin

Roundup: Ross’ Old Austin Cafe reopens as Luisa’s Patio and other Northwest Austin restaurant news

North Austin staple Ross’ Old Austin Cafe officially reopened in mid-August as Luisa’s Patio, located at 11800 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. Luisa’s Patio sells traditional Mexican dishes, such as street tacos, sopes and enchiladas, and serves Latin American-inspired alcoholic drinks.

Leander-Cedar Park

Lakewood Park to open Sept. 5 in Leander

Leander's Lakewood Park will open to the public Sept. 5 with reserved time slots for social distancing.

Austin office design company to relocate headquarters to Cedar Park in 2021

After 23 years in Austin, Facilities Resource Inc. will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park in 2021.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Irish microbrewery Cork & Barrel to open in Round Rock and 4 other business updates

A new restaurant and microbrewery is set to open in Round Rock this fall, a blend between an authentic Irish pub experience and traditional Texan hospitality.

Round Rock ISD to offer curbside library services

A new grab-and-go curbside library service is in the works at Round Rock ISD, the district announced Aug. 28. RRISD will begin rolling out the service at several campuses the week of Aug. 30, with districtwide completion planned by Sept. 7.

Southwest Austin

New Dripping Springs drive-in theater set for screenings this week

After a successful trial run this weekend, the Dripping Springs Drive In-Cinema is set to open Sept. 2, with an opening week schedule that includes screenings of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Groundhog Day," "Back to the Future" and "Shrek."

Four new dining options on the way to South Austin, plus more local business news

Here is a look at seven of the most recent restaurant and business updates from the South Austin and Dripping Springs area.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

San Marcos to host Bioblitz to connect residents with nature

The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will host its first Bioblitz event throughout September to crowdsource data about local pollinating wildlife.

A-Tan Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar closes in San Marcos; OTSU Sushi coming soon

A-Tan Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar has closed its San Marcos location at 407 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. 101. A-Tan's other shops in New Braunfels and Seguin remain open for business.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels facilities to close for Labor Day holiday

In observance of Labor Day on Sept. 7, some city of New Braunfels facilities will be closed or have adjusted hours Sept. 5-7.

Lauren Canterberry, Iain Oldman, Jack Flagler, Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale and Warren Brown contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Photo of a wall of "I voted" stickers
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.

Photo of the downtown metro station
Expanded MetroRail station opens in Austin's downtown

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

Callie Speer opened Holly Roller at 590 Rio Grande St., Austin, in 2017. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Downtown brunch and biscuit joint Holy Roller closes its doors

Owner Callie Speer opened the popular restaurant in the West Sixth Street area in 2017.

Photo of a "for sale" sign in front of a house
Austin home sales are on the comeback after bottoming out in early spring

Low inventory and a delayed summer boom in home sales resulted in high sales for Austin in September.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the Austin area from the past week.

Austin City Council unanimously supported aiming its local stimulus package toward the long-term viability of local at-risk businesses. (Courtesy ATXN)
Austin City Council wants limited local stimulus package to help small businesses outlast pandemic, not just pay rent

Austin's mayor said he wants businesses helped by the program to be better off than they were before the pandemic.

The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
4-acre lagoon coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

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

With the coronavirus pandemic still active across the country, traditional fall activities could be seen as risky in 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Planning to trick or treat this year? Local doctors weigh in on dangers, suggestions for fall activities

With the coronavirus pandemic still active across the country, traditional fall activities could be seen as risky in 2020.

4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
Celebrate the Great American Beer Festival at these 17 Austin-area breweries

More than a dozen Austin-area breweries are participating in the Great American Beer Festival's virtual celebration this year.

Easy Tiger South Lamar will officially open its doors Oct. 16. (Courtesy Easy Tiger)
Easy Tiger set to make its South Austin debut Oct. 16

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden is ready to launch its newest spot south of the Colorado River.