5 of the most-read Central Texas stories from the past week

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Gov. Greg Abbott's plans to reopen Texas' economy align with the city's. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Gov. Greg Abbott's plans to reopen Texas' economy align with the city's. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Gov. Greg Abbott's plans to reopen Texas' economy align with the city's. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read five of the most popular Central Texas stories from the past week of coverage.

Austin mayor says Gov. Greg Abbott’s strategy to reopen society aligns with city’s plans, so far

Although Austin and Travis County’s stay-home order was extended to May 8, parts of the community, including retail shops, will begin softly reopening this week at the behest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell seeks $8,000 in reimbursements for mask supplies

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said he and his wife, Jill, will donate the $8,263.24 of supplies they bought to make masks to combat coronavirus and will not seek reimbursement.



Updated: New Braunfels stay-at-home order to remain unchanged after Abbott's orders

The city of New Braunfels will not amend its stay-at-home order in the wake of three executive orders issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday, April 17.

Travis County’s top doc: Wearing face masks and maintaining social distance likely need to last at least a year

Dr. Mark Escott, Austin-Travis County’s interim health authority, said residents will need to maintain social distancing and remain vigilant about wearing face masks when out in public for at least a year.

San Marcos is the first city in Texas to adopt a cite-and-release law

After a bumpy road followed by a lively debate among elected officials, the city of San Marcos will be the first in Texas to adopt a cite-and-release policy in the form of a law for certain low-level offenses.

Christopher Neely, Ali Linan, Warren Brown and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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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.

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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.

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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.

The Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District issued an $85 million bond proposal to fund several flood safety projects, including a new dam and drainage improvement efforts. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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