Leander boil water notice to last until July 24, toxic algae found on Lady Bird Lake: News from Central Texas

The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest Central Texas news and community updates.

Leander-Cedar Park

City says Leander boil water notice affecting over 20,000 will continue through at least July 24

Affecting more than 20,000 residents, Leander’s boil water notice entered its third day July 20—and the city said the notice will continue through at least July 24, according to a news release.

Lake Travis-Westlake

International preschool opens in Austin's River Place neighborhood

International preschool Kido opened its first Austin location July 15 at 10625 Bonaventure Drive, Austin, in the River Place neighborhood. The 15,000-square-foot facility has become the company’s largest to date, according to the Kido website.


Cianfrani Coffee Co. on the Georgetown Square closes, replaced by Black Sugar Caffe

Cianfrani Coffee Co. is now closed on Georgetown Square following several changes in ownership. The business was located at 109 W. Seventh St., Ste. 105, Georgetown, and offered coffee, smoothies, pastries, Amy's Ice Creams, signature sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and more.

Huntington Learning Center now open in Wolf Crossing development

Huntington Learning Center opened its Georgetown location July 20. The center offers personalized instruction to students from kindergarten through 12th grade in math, reading, phonics, writing, science and study skills.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Fresh Donuts opens in Pflugerville and 5 other area business updates

Read business updates from Round Rock and Pflugerville.

New Braunfels

Drive-in cinema offers family-friendly entertainment under the stars in New Braunfels

In 2015, Ryan Smith opened the New Braunfels Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre, where guests can watch a movie on one of three outdoor screens while enjoying food from a retro 50s cafe.

2020 Comal County Fair and Rodeo canceled

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and related public health concerns, the 127th Comal County Fair and Rodeo was canceled July 15.

Coronado’s Sweet Heat BBQ: Brothers from Michigan make BBQ family-style

From the window of a trailer fitted with two competition smokers, brothers Marcos and Rey Coronado have served up some of the best barbecue found in Texas Hill Country.

Central Austin

Toxic algae blooms found at Red Bud Isle, Festival Beach

Algae samples taken from Lady Bird Lake on July 13 have tested positive for the harmful toxins that killed five dogs in 2019.

Jack Flagler, Amy Rae Dadamo, Ali Linan, Brian Perdue, Kelsey Thompson, Lauren Canterberry and Warren Brown contributed to this report.


Photo of a girl weariing a mask and backpack
Austin ISD: mask policy to remain after new CDC guidance

The district said it would continue to require masks at least through the end of the current school year.

I-35 delays
Early morning I-35 delays expected May 15 as TxDOT finishes demolition of US 183 ramp in North Austin

TxDOT will close mainlanes on I-35 in North Austin early in the morning of May 15 as it demolishes a ramp.

The city of Austin's Smart Mobility Office has partnered with Ford on self-driving vehicle initiatives. (Courtesy Ford Motor Company)
Austin's transportation department paving the way for rise in autonomous vehicle traffic

Several private companies are working on autonomous vehicle initiatives in Austin in addition to the city's own smart infrastructure planning.

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

A University of Texas office tower is under development at the downtown Central Health site formerly home to the Brackenridge hospital campus. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Health's 'cornerstone' downtown site moving forward on path to redevelopment

Much of the site's future scope is yet to be determined ahead of a May 20 rezoning hearing before City Council.

Photo of a man climbing on a rock wall
Four Austin institutions celebrate anniversaries

Crux Climbing Center and Austin Vet Hospital are among the businesses hitting milestones in May.

Capital Metro bus
Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The property has been a redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization target for years. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin evaluating 6 plans to redevelop 19-acre St. John site into mixed-use district

The city has long been seeking to rejuvenate the St. John neighborhood property off I-35 with new housing, retail and recreational space.