Leander aims to lift boil water notice, Amazon to open sortation center in Kyle: News from Central Texas

The city began its water line flushing on Monday to remove air and debris in the system. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The city began its water line flushing on Monday to remove air and debris in the system. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The city began its water line flushing on Monday to remove air and debris in the system. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander begins water line work, aims to lift boil water notice July 24

The city of Leander has begun flushing and testing water lines in an effort to cancel its boil water notice July 24.

Leander Old Town Street Festival canceled; 5K race remains



The 2020 Old Town Street Festival in Leander has been canceled.

The annual festival will continue with its Old Town 5K race on Aug. 29 with COVID-19 precautions, according to a July 21 announcement from Leander Chamber of Commerce President Bridget Brandt.

Georgetown

Two new art galleries to open in Georgetown

Two new galleries plan to open in Georgetown in late July and early August.

Central Austin

New restaurant in former Doc's Motorworks location off North Lamar now open

Oakmont Food Co. opened July 17 at 1106 W. 38th St., Austin, in the space formerly occupied by Doc's Motorworks.

Southwest Austin

Roundup: 10 South Austin business updates from July

Read the latest updates from Southwest Austin.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Amazon to open new sortation center at Kyle Crossing Business Park

Amazon, the online retailing giant, has leased a 370,840-square-foot facility at Kyle Crossing Business Park, 1980 Kohlers Crossing, where it will be opening a sortation center in late 2020.

Northwest Austin

TABC now allowing breweries to keep patios partially open for on-site customers

Nearly one month after Gov. Abbott mandated bars close again in a move to soften the surge of coronavirus cases statewide, breweries across Texas may now partially open patios for service again.

Ali Linan, Jack Flagler, Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman, Evelin Garcia and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.






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The first COVID-19 vaccines are on their way to Austin. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Thousands of Austin-area healthcare workers will receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by mid-December

The Austin area is set to receive 13,650 doses of the vaccine by mid-December for healthcare workers in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties.

Foodie's Corner and Weikel's Bakery are now open in Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Foodie's Corner, Weikel's Bakery open in Leander and more Austin-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin Public Health leaders offer insight on COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule

Local physicians could administer does fo the Pfizer vaccine to high-priority individuals as soon as Dec. 17, one official said.

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents question TxDOT spending on I-35 and more Central Texas news

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Local Austin act the Peterson Brothers perform at the historic Continental Club in 2019. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council experiment could send $15 million in hotel taxes to 'iconic' music venues, restaurants

The move represents the latest attempt by the city to save live music venues and restaurants that are struggling through the pandemic.

A proposed mixed-use development at the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center in Southwest Austin would invest $1 billion over a decade and could start construction in 2022 or 2023. (Rendering courtesy Lionheart Places/WP Visions LLC San Antonio)
$1 billion development project on its way to Southwest Austin along Barton Creek Greenbelt

The project would include 3 million square feet of hotel, residential, office, retail and restaurant space along with 13.7 acres of green space.

Early voting opens Dec. 3 for runoff elections for Austin City Council and the Austin ISD board of trustees. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin runoff elections: Who is on the ballot, where to vote and when polls are open

Polls open at 7 a.m. Dec. 3 for early voting in the runoff election. Two Austin City Council positions and two Austin ISD board seats are open.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
New brewery opens in Spicewood and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community updates from Central Texas.

The proposal from Aspen Heights Partners would place two towers—one residential and one office—on the downtown tract. (Courtesy Austin Economic Development Department)
Two towers, 590,000 square feet of housing and office space on table for former HealthSouth property in downtown Austin

The 1.7-acre downtown tract is among the most valuable undeveloped areas in the city's portfolio.

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

A report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released Dec. 1 said the 8-mile stretch of I-35 from Hwy. 290 to SH 71 is the most congested roadway in the state.