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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San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
State could take over AISD school board if poorly rated campus does not improve next year

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Austin ISD trustee Noelita Lugo argues for breaking down student achievement measures by race in the district's 2021-2026 scorecard, rather than examining only economically disadvantaged students without racial groups. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin City Council made changes to arts and library funding among other decisions Dec. 2. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Council Member Greg Casar speaks at a press conference outside City Hall ahead of a vote to approve an ordinance granting the Austin Office of Civil Rights enforcement power. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The existing gallery location on South Lamar Boulevard will close on Dec. 20. (Courtesy Ao5 Gallery)
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Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
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The state and the city of Austin had already exhausted rental assistance funding from the federal program. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County hits pause on rental assistance applications as federal dollars dry up

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