Leander mixed-use development being considered; Round Rock I-35 construction finished and more top Central Texas news

Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and SH 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and SH 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Proposed mixed-use development Gateway 29 is located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and SH 29 in Leander. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Mixed-use development proposed at Hwy. 29, Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander

29 Gateway, a proposed mixed-use development located on the corner of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Hwy. 29, would include restaurants, retail, an apartment complex, offices and a Montessori school.

Round Rock

TxDOT announces completion of major I-35 overhaul in Round Rock

Major renovations on a significant portion of I-35 in Round Rock from RM 1431 to FM 3406 are officially complete as of June 18.

Anchor Bar bringing its third Texas location to Round Rock

Anchor Bar will open its third Texas location at 2702 Parker Drive, Ste. B, Round Rock, this August.


Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe to resign

Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe, who represents District 6, is planning to resign for several reasons, including her health from stress as well as issues in Georgetown ISD.


Project Connect Orange Line design reveals proposed locations for rail stations in North, South Austin

As Project Connect progresses through the design phase, Austin residents will now have a clearer picture of station locations along one of the longest-planned light rail lines.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Brooke Sjoberg, Trent Thompson and Benton Graham contributed to this report.


Hays County health officials are urging members of the community to get vaccinated to avoid hospitalization and serious illness. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 2 COVID-19-related fatalities as cases continue to climb

Hays County reported two deaths and 470 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

Homebound delivery is now available to city residents through the Round Rock Public Library. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock Public Library offers Homebound Delivery Services

The Round Rock Public Library now offers delivery services for homebound residents.

Chef Carol Irwin is the executive chef at The Buttermilk Cafe. (Courtesy The Buttermilk Cafe)
New Braunfels’ Buttermilk Cafe and more area businesses celebrate milestone anniversaries this summer

The Buttermilk Cafe, Johnson Furniture Co. and New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital all marked anniversaries this summer.

Hill Country Galleria earned a recognition in the shopping center industry in July. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)
Hill Country Galleria earns industry honors for creative initiatives, including Buzzfest

Hill Country Galleria earned several honors during the International Council of Shopping Centers 2021 Global Awards.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

Trudy's Tex-Mex courtesy photo
Trudy’s North Star reopens with renovated restaurant, new menu

The restaurant underwent recent renovations to its dining rooms, exterior dining spaces and bar areas.

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TxDOT to close I-35 main lanes in North Austin late Aug. 2 and 3

Southbound and northbound I-35 lanes will close late at night Aug. 2 and 3 as the state works on new flyovers.

Survey crews will be out overnight along US 183 in Northwest Austin. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Overnight survey work continues along US 183 in Northwest Austin for upcoming roadway construction

Motorists driving overnight should use caution driving along US 183 in areas closed due to survey crews working in the area.

APH figures show 62 new cases reported in the 78660 ZIP code in the last 21 days and 137 new cases in the last 14 days. (Community Impact staff)
Austin Public Health: Pflugerville has highest number of new weekly COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 surveillance dashboard, which provides pandemic figures curated by Austin Public Health, is reporting that the Pflugerville area has the highest number of new cases in Travis County as of July 30.

Atiana's Boutique, a formal wear store for proms, dances, weddings and more, relocated July 10 within the 1890 Ranch shopping center from unit H400 to unit P130. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Atiana's Boutique relocates within 1890 Ranch in Cedar Park

The formal wear store sells dresses for proms, dances, weddings and more.

(Courtesy Tiff's Treats)
Tiff's Treats now open in Hutto, holding grand opening event this weekend

Austin-based Tiff's Treats opened its new Hutto location at 210 Ed Schmidt Blvd. on Aug. 2 in the Hanson's Corner development.