Whataburger comes to airport; learn about vaccines in Williamson County and more Central Texas news

Whataburger opened a location in the cell phone lot of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger opened a location in the cell phone lot of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Whataburger)

Whataburger opened a location in the cell phone lot of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Jan. 28. (Courtesy Whataburger)

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Austin metro

Whataburger comes to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Texas fast-food burger chain Whataburger opened a new Austin location Jan. 28 in the cell phone lot of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Pinballz adds ax-throwing facilities to Buda, Northwest Austin locations



Pinballz Kingdom, which contains a full-service restaurant and three bars, unveiled its new ax-throwing facility Jan. 15.

Southwest Austin

Locker Room Haircuts to open first Austin location in April on South Congress Ave.

The sports-themed barber shop will specialize in men’s and children’s haircuts and beard trimmings. Customers also receive a complimentary beverage and shampoo treatment with each haircut.

Georgetown

Georgetown's onion dome returns to the Square

The onion dome returned to the Georgetown Square on Jan. 27.

The new dome is the third to sit atop the Old Masonic Lodge Building, which currently houses restaurant Gumbo’s North, building owner Chris Damon said.

18 Carrot Bakery to expand plus more Georgetown business news

The sweet shop 18 Carrot Bakery will expand to take its entire space Feb. 1 after Sip ‘N Stain will leave at the end of January.

Lake Travis-Westlake

West Austin couple launches pop-up picnic company


Husband-wife duo Franco and Hillary Coniglione began a new business venture Jan. 5 in the West Austin area to provide a safe, fun experience for families and friends amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Upscale, Boston-style Italian restaurant to open in Bee Cave and more business news from Lake Travis area

An upscale, Boston-inspired, Italian restaurant will begin serving customers Jan. 30 in Bee Cave. Ellera will open at 12432 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave to serve pasta and seafood dishes, cocktails and a range of Italian wines and craft beers.

Williamson County

Here is what you need to know about vaccine distribution in Williamson County

With all the confusion surrounding vaccinations in Williamson County, here are some keys things you need to know.

Brian Rash, Ali Linan, Nicholas Cicale, Olivia Aldridge and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Photo of hands holding a vaccine vial
After Austin Public Health appointments go unfilled, officials call for new distribution model

On April 12, APH filled 3,400 out of 14,000 available COVID-19 vaccine appointments in a registration window.

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin extends COVID-19 health rules through May 18, updates guidance for vaccinated residents

Masking continues to be required, with some relaxed circumstances for fully vaccinated residents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine wait after receiving their shot at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

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Photo of a Moderna vaccine vial
Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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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

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.

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.