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.

Georgetown

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.





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