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Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

After recently celebrating its five-year anniversary, Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander has closed.

New Braunfels GLO property under contract by SouthStar

The 1,963-acre Texas General Land Office property split by I-35 on the north side of New Braunfels is now under contract by SouthStar Communities.

Williamson County and Cities Health District issues statement on school reopenings

As schools look to their options for offering classes this fall, many have asked the Williamson County and Cities Health District to make a determination as to whether it is safe to offer on-campus classes and what “safe” might look like in terms of hard numbers, said a July 29 news release.

Austin area's COVID-19 hospital admissions hit lowest levels since June

Austin Public Health reported a seven-day moving average of 47 new daily admissions of COVID-19 patients in the Austin metropolitan area July 27, the lowest rate since June 24. On July 27 individually, 34 coronavirus patients were admitted. In early July, daily admission rates had topped 75, threatening to put the Austin area at Stage 5 pandemic risk.

Golden Rule restaurant now open near Georgetown Square

Golden Rule, a new restaurant one block east of the Georgetown Square, is now open. The restaurant opened July 23. The establishment offers a menu with a variety of cuisine, including Texas fried shrimp, pecan fried chicken and sweet glazed Brussels sprouts, but the menu is subject to change.

Brian Perdue, Warren Brown, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Olivia Aldridge and Ali Linan contributed to this report.