Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Austin area.

Round Rock

Round Rock-based Wag-A-Bag to be acquired, name to eventually be changed

Round Rock-based gas station and convenience store Wag-A-Bag has entered an agreement to sell its assets to Refuel Operating Co. LLC, a Charleston, South Carolina-based gas station and convenience store business.

Austin metro

Austin’s community leaders see upcoming I-35 project as a $4.9 billion opportunity, but they are asking for TxDOT to shift its thinking

Work is set to begin in 2025 on the first major reconstruction of I-35 through downtown Austin since the 1970s. The Texas Department of Transportation hopes to improve safety on one of its most dangerous stretches of highway and relieve congestion at a choke point that is the worst in the state, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Cedar Park-Leander

Leander-Cedar Park housing market sees record-low inventory, spiked prices

The Central Texas housing market has seen a record-breaking year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Most notable is the lack of inventory, which has in turn inflated prices as homes sell faster than ever.


Kid- and dog-friendly sports bar opens in Pflugerville

Neighborhood sports bar 685 Backyard opened Feb. 27 at 19903 FM 685, Pflugerville.

Southwest Austin

New 495-acre Barton Creek neighborhood proposed for SW Austin

The development company behind the Lantana Place shopping center in Southwest Austin announced it will build a new and final residential phase for the Barton Creek community along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Megan Cardona, Jack Flagler, Ali Linan and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.