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Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Juneau was adopted at Austin Animal Center in November 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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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.


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Rachael Jonrowe currently represents District 6 on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe to resign

The District 6 representative cited multiple reasons in a June 7 video posted to Facebook.

Council members voted unanimously to approve the rezoning, which will change the Camp Doublecreek property from C-1 commercial and SF-2 single family residential to a planned use development, which has the potential capacity to add 300 more residential units to the city. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock’s Camp Doublecreek continuing operations under new ownership

Camp Doublecreek will continue operations under new ownership after summer 2021.

Courtesy Quick Pharmacy
Round Rock's 99-year-old Quick Pharmacy to reopen following February storm damage

Quick Pharmacy, located at 701 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, is reopening July 1 after having been closed for since February due to damage caused by the severe winter storm.

Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and State Highway 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Mixed-use development proposed at Hwy. 29, Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander

Leander City Council approved the first reading of the development's zoning change in a 4-3 vote.

The project at Springdale Road and Airport Boulevard will feature two six-story office towers, a parking garage and several acres of rehabilitated green space. (Courtesy Gensler)
Springdale Green developers detail plans for recently approved East Austin office and restoration project

The site will include a pair of six-story office towers and nearly 20 acres of restored natural space with an expected completion date set for late 2023.

H-E-B has two stores in Georgetown, including one off I-35. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B celebrates 55 years in Georgetown

Georgetown's two H-E-B stores will celebrate the major milestone June 26.

Survey crews will be out overnight along US 183 in Northwest Austin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Survey work continues along US 183 in Northwest Austin

Motorists should look for overnight lane closures.

Buzzfest took place Dec. 17-19 and was open and free to the public. (Courtesy CODAworx)
Bee Cave light installation event nominated for international design award

Buzzfest, a light instlattion festival held in December, has been nominated for an international design award. Public voting to select a winner will be open until June 30.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

Movies in Your Park is held at San Marcos Plaza Park on select dates from June 22-Aug. 3. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
San Marcos' Movies in Your Park kicks off June 22 with 'Frozen 2'

Four free movie screenings will be held in the San Marcos Plaza Park from June 22-Aug. 3.

Several projects along IH-35 have been submitted for funding. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization seeks resident input regarding future road projects

The survey will collect feedback from participants about several proposed transportation projects in the area, including seven in New Braunfels.

Black Rock Coffee Bar has locations in Austin and Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black Rock Coffee Bar coming to Hutto

Construction is underway for a Black Rock Coffee Bar in Hutto.