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

Austin metro

Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity, opens doors to all adopters for first time since May 2020

Austin and Travis County’s animal shelter, Austin Animal Center, reached negative kennel space May 4, meaning there are more dogs than available kennels, according to a release from the city of Austin.

Northwest Austin

U.S. women’s national soccer team to debut Q2 Stadium next month

The USWNT takes on the Nigerian national team at Q2 Stadium ahead of the summer Olympic Games.

Central Austin

Barton Springs Pool will require reservations starting May 17

Visitors who want to visit the pool after 8 a.m. will have to make a reservation for a two-hour block of time.

Cedar Park-Leander

Cedar Park’s Paw-Paw's BBQ honors owner’s grandfather

Andrea Cameron and her husband, Gaius, decided to give their catering business a permanent home, opening a brick-and-mortar location of Paw-Paw’s BBQ in April 2020.

Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs brewery relocates to new, expanded facility closer to Austin

Suds Monkey Brewing Co. opened in Dripping Springs in 2017.

New Braunfels

Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels focuses on education and conservation

For more than 50 years, experts at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo have been educating visitors about snakes, reptiles and exotic mammals and the role they play in our ecosystems.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Hawaiian Bros to open first Texas brick-and-mortar location in Kyle May 11

A grand opening of the Kyle location will be held May 11 at 11 a.m., and the first 100 people will receive gift cards. One customer will also receive free meals at Hawaiian Bros for a year.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Iain Oldman, Ali Linan, Lauren Canterberry and Warren Brown contributed to this report.