Read recent business and community news from Central Texas.

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.

Kelly censured, Chaparral Ice to open Aug. 1, Bell Boulevard update: Cedar Park news roundup

Here is a weekly roundup of Cedar Park stories.

City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

Here is a weekly roundup of Leander stories.

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.