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.

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



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City apartment boom, new watering restrictions: Leander news roundup

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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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Austin ISD reported its highest number of COVID-19 cases the week of Jan. 4, but that number has decreased for two consecutive weeks, according to the district. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD sees 70% drop in on-campus students over past 2 weeks after district asks families to stay home

The district saw a 11,839-student decline in on-campus learning as AISD families opted for online learning from Jan. 12-22.

City officials are facing growing pressure to address the growing visibility of homelessness in Austin. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sanctioned homeless camp proposal gains attention from Austin leaders as pressure mounts

Mayor Steve Adler said the urgent need for shelter space and housing could overrule initial objections to sanctioned homeless encampments.

See how COVID-19 continues to impact Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Despite drop in hospital admissions, Travis County adds 4,039 new COVID-19 cases over past 7 days

Overall, Travis County has reported 65,507 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Construction at Q2 Stadium is on schedule to be completed by late March or early April. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin FC will play at newly named Q2 Stadium starting this summer

Austin FC announced the naming partnership with Austin-based tech company Q2 Holdings Inc. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 25.

The Contemporary Austin will host a virtual artist talk Feb. 3 with photographers Torbjørn Rødland and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. COURTESY SARAH SCHULTZ/CONTEMPORARY ATX
Austin Film Society presents drive-in Sundance Film Festival screenings, The Contemporary Austin hosts a virtual artist talk and more events in Austin

Austin Film Society is a satellite screen partner for the Sundance Film Festival, which normally takes place at a ski resort in Utah, but is screening films digitally and through partners around the country this year.

Rendering of an apartment complex
Ground breaks on Capitol Quarters, Austin's first car-free multifamily housing development

Developer Weaver Buildings said the project is aimed at urban commuters who are committed to getting around wiithout cars.

Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vaccine portal opens in Hays County; read Austin business news and more Central Texas info

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Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce statewide plans to address homelessness that include camping bans. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin weekly roundup: Governor plans statewide camping ban, COVID-19 numbers flatten and more

Questions remain about the legality of the camping ban, which a local group is also hoping to get on the May 2021 ballot.

The Austin Community College District's 28,000-square-foot culinary arts wing is now open at ACC Highland. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
Second phase of ACC Highland campus opens in Central Austin

The campus is home to the Austin Community College District's Culinary Arts Department.

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Register for vaccine in WilCo; 24 restaurants to try in Leander, Cedar Park and more top Central Texas news

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