Final Leander Springs agreement on City Council docket; COVID-19 delays Armadillo Day and more Central Texas news

Leander City Council approved the first reading of the zoning change Dec. 17. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
Leander City Council approved the first reading of the zoning change Dec. 17. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Leander City Council approved the first reading of the zoning change Dec. 17. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Leander Springs agreement, zoning approval to be considered Jan. 21


The 78-acre mixed-use project will have retail, restaurant, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components.

Cedar Park Public Library reaches 40th anniversary


The library first opened at the Cedar Park Plaza Shopping Center in 1981.

24 restaurants to try in Cedar Park and Leander

Check out a list of restaurants that opened in Cedar Park and Leander in 2020 or are coming in 2021.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Armadillo Day to stay in hibernation due to COVID-19 pandemic


Health precautions delayed an annual event celebrating Texas culture.

New York natives serve traditional pies in Texas

The restaurant is set to open a second location for dine-in service.

Check out 30 restaurants that arrived in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in 2020

Community Impact Newspaper gathered a list of 30 restaurants that opened in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in 2020 or are coming soon in 2021.

Round Rock

Sheppard Street designated to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by Round Rock City Council

To honor the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. and the historic strides made on Sheppard Street, the Round Rock City Council approved a resolution to designate the street in his memory.

Georgetown

Georgetown State of the City event to be held virtually


All residents participating in the event will be entered to win one of several prizes, including a one-year family pass to the Georgetown Recreation Center and one-year passes to Garey Park.

The Exchange of Georgetown relocates on the Georgetown Square

The Exchange of Georgetown relocated in early January.

Northwest Austin

Pressed Juicery now open in North Austin and 7 other new businesses in The Domain and Domain Northside

Check out the latest news on restaurants and businesses new to The Domain and Domain Northside in North Austin.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Expansive mural celebrating diversity unveiled in downtown San Marcos

A large mural celebrating diversity has been unveiled in downtown San Marcos at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and LBJ Drive on a prominent brick wall of the Crossroads Building.

Greg Perliski, Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Girtman, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Claire Ricke, Ali Linan, Iain Oldman and Brian Rash contributed to this report.


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Photo of DSISD headquarters
See the latest school zone options under consideration for Dripping Springs ISD

Adjustments between February and March included making students from The Views at Belterra community eligible to attend Rooster Springs Elementary School.

Snapology is hosting camps in person this summer. (Courtesy Snapology)
2021 Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs summer camp guide: 37 options including virtual and in-person offerings

Our list of camps happening in Austin and Dripping Springs this summer includes options focusing on academics, arts, sports and language.Our list of camps happening in Austin this summer includes options focusing on academics, arts, sports and language.

The Triple-A Championship Season has been delayed to increase likelihood of minor league players' COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Triple-A Championship Season delayed by four weeks

The Triple-A Championship Season has been delayed to increase the likelihood of minor league players' COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.

Kyle city staff answered questions March 2 about the city's ongoing design and construction of its citywide trail system. (Screenshot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle leaders working to complete city’s portion of San Antonio-to-Austin trail

The city of Kyle has been surveying residents on their desire for a citywide trail for the last five years, but City Manager Scott Sellers said resident interest has skyrocketed recently.

Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.

Jeanne Cooper (left) and Melissa Greenwell opened C'est Chic in 2009. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gift shop C'est Chic has been a presence in the Southwest Austin community for more than a decade

C'est Chic owners Melissa Greenwell and Jeanne Cooper met in 1995, when both their children attended Kiker Elementary School, and opened the store in 2009.

Williamson County will follow Gov. Greg Abbott mask mandate changes. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County to follow governor's mask mandate changes

The change will go into effect March 10.

See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in February. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in February

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases decreased significantly month-over-month in Williamson County.

Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the state's mask mandate, but Hays County leadership has called the order premature. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'This is not behind us': Hays County leaders react to Abbott ending mask restrictions, capacity limits

Abbott's order will restrict the ability of local governments to enact measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

Buda officials approved relief measures during a March 2 City Council meeting. (Screen shot courtesy city of Buda)
Buda takes measures to help residents in wake of winter storm

Officials from the city of Buda have approved several measures geared toward alleviating damage and costs brought about by severe winter weather in mid-February.

Winter Storm Uri ice
Winter storm closures deepen financial woes for Austin’s pandemic-battered restaurant scene

Some restaurants in Austin lost thousands of dollars in lost business due to business closures during Winter Storm Uri.

Map of plans for the Bee Creek Sports Complex
Travis County awards construction contract for Bee Creek Sports Complex

Progress on the sports complex was previously stalled due to utility planning issues but is set for completion in 2022.