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 a Joe's coffee barista handing off a drive-thru coffee
Jo's Coffee, other businesses bring new locations to north Central Austin

Four new businesses have recently opened in or are coming soon to north Central Austin.

If approved, the bill would also establish goals for emissions reductions by 2030, 2040 and 2050. (Courtesy James Talarico)
After Winter Storm Uri, Rep. James Talarico files climate action plan in Texas House

The Texas Climate Action Act would require the development of a climate action plan to help alleviate future climate-related disasters and establish goals for reducing emissions for 2030, 2040 and 2050.

Buff City Soap will open March 4. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Buff City Soap is set to open in West Lake Hills

A new shop selling soaps and skin care is coming soon to West Lake Hills.

The 3.9-mile stretch of Hwy. 290 through the Y at Oak Hill was ranked the 43rd worst stretch of road in the state by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The report was issued in December, but used data from before the pandemic in 2019. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
$674 million Oak Hill Parkway project set to begin in South Austin, but opponents are not giving up the fight

TxDOT says the highway widening is long overdue for a stretch of road that reached capacity in the 1990s, but some residents, environmental groups and politicians say the project is too big, too expensive and too harmful to the environment.

Icy road in Austin
State expects no significant delays to Northwest Austin road projects due to winter storm

Several transportation projects around Northwest Austin are back on track after brief pauses caused by Winter Storm Uri.

The majority of Travis County Water District No. 10 customers are no longer under a boil-water notice. (Courtesy Pexels)
Boil-water advisory lifted for all Travis County Water District No. 10 customers except those on Toreador Drive

The advisory has been removed for all residents in the district except for those living on Toreador Drive in West Lake Hills, who remain under a boil notice due to a water leak that occurred Feb. 23.

Pflugerville streets were covered with snow from Winter Storm Uri during the week of Feb. 15. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Winter storm cleanup programs OK'd to aid Pflugerville community

From Feb. 24 through March 31, free curbside limb pickup will be available for city of Pflugerville trash customers and residents in the ETJ who are city trash customers.

Taquero Mucho
Downtown hotspot Gabriela’s announces two new North Austin restaurants

Modern Mexican establishment Gabriela's announced two upcoming restaurants in the North Austin area.

Georgetown ISD prepares for an uncertain budget cycle. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD preps for uncertain budget cycle

The board must adopt a budget by June 30. The new budget cycle begins July 1.

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD emerges from Texas storm largely unscathed

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms.

The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown organizes tree limb cleanup for residents

The curbside collection is for those living within Georgetown city limits.