Leander ISD families pick instruction method, apartments near finish in Pflugerville: Top news from Central Texas this week

(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

(Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Read the most popular stories from Central Texas from the past week.

More than half of Leander ISD enrollment picks preferred instruction method

In the first week of Leander ISD families choosing which type of instruction they will enter when virtual learning ends Sept. 8, 54% of the district’s projected enrollment has already responded, according to LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell.

Newly opened Round Rock, Pflugerville restaurants navigate COVID-19 landscape

With restaurants forced to operate at limited capacities during the pandemic, business owners have innovated their approaches. This is particularly salient for local restaurants that opened just days before the initial restrictions went into effect in March.



272-unit apartment complex nearing completion in Pflugerville's Pecan District

Construction on Presidium The Pecan District, a 272-unit apartment complex, is expected to be complete in September. This marks the first of 10 phases for the Pecan District, a mixed-use development located at 1809 Social Drive, Pflugerville, according to an Aug. 3 company news release.

Facing 'severe water shortage conditions,' Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30—meaning the city is facing “severe water shortage conditions,” according to the city’s 2019 Water Conservation Plan.

D-BAT opens in Cedar Park and 5 other area business updates

Read the latest news from Cedar Park and Leander.

Brian Perdue, Kelsey Thompson and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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Easy Tiger announced Sept. 18 it had closed its downtown Austin location on Sixth Street. (Courtesy Easy Tiger)
Easy Tiger announces permanent closure of original Sixth Street location

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A photo of a "sold" sign
Central Austin August housing market numbers show high dollar-volume sales

While housing inventory remains low, home prices continue to rise.

Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Lions Municipal Golf Course clubhouse (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
State-created Save Muny Historic District to take over concession responsibilities at historic golf course

Negotiations over the fate of the Lions Municipal Golf Course remain ongoing between the city and The University of Texas board of regents.

Central Health administrative building in Austin
Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.

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Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

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A band performs at the Mohawk on Red River Street. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.

Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
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