Barton Creek Greenbelt requiring reservations, Leander issues Stage 3 water restrictions: News from Central Texas

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Leander issued a Stage 3 water notice July 30. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Leander-Cedar Park

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.

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Central Austin

In effort to manage crowds, Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt will require reservations for next 5 months

Officially closed since the July 4 weekend, Austin’s Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts will reopen Aug. 8; however, those who want to visit the Barton Creek Greenbelt will need to make a reservation ahead of time, park officials said.

News from East Austin: Eden East farm moves to Bastrop, The Brewer's Table closes, Fukumoto celebrates anniversary and more

The latest updates from East Austin include a new picnic event series at wedding venue Barr Mansion, a virtual fundraising event from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area and more.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

The Little Gym of Round Rock to close permanently

Owners Rochelle and Ryan Perk announced July 31 that The Little Gym of Round Rock will close permanently Aug. 1.

Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Christopher Neely, Jack Flagler, Brian Perdue and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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Dell Children's Medical Center announced its new pediatric heart transplant program July 31. (Courtesy Dell Children's Medical Center)
Dell Children's begins pediatric heart transplant program

The hospital says the new program means children and their families will no longer have to travel outside of Central Texas for complex heart transplant procedures.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
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Tumble 22 opened its Lake Austin restaurant in the former location of Magnolia Cafe on July 16. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
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Austin ISD could vote to delay the start of the school year until Sept. 8. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD could delay its first day of school until Sept. 8

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D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26 in Cedar Park. (Courtesy D-BAT)
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