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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Pflugerville's testing location is operated from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday where a maximum of 300 people can be tested each day at the site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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A band performs at the Mohawk on Red River Street. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dr. Sam Rolon is a physician for Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group Creekside Family Medicine in The Woodlands. (Courtesy St. Luke's Health)
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Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Army Futures Command leadership tour renovations to the Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus with ACC Chancellor Richard Rhodes and trustee Gigi Edwards Bryant. (Courtesy Austin Community College)
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