Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock and more top Central Texas news

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ended its grand opening event with a fireworks display Nov. 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ended its grand opening event with a fireworks display Nov. 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ended its grand opening event with a fireworks display Nov. 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

PHOTOS: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock with a bang

Families gathered outside as a full fireworks display lit up the sky commemorating the grand opening of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock on Nov. 14.

Santiago's Tex-Mex & Cantina to open 2nd Round Rock location and 4 other business updates


Read on to learn more about the upcoming location and four other area business updates.

MasFajitas restaurant relocating within Round Rock and 4 other business updates

A popular Mexican restaurant is moving to a new home. Read on to learn about the new location as well as four other area business updates.

Round Rock ISD closes Stony Point High School due to COVID-19 cases, moves to virtual-only instruction

Stony Point High School has transitioned to all-virtual instruction through Nov. 30 due to the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts, the district announced late Nov. 16.

Cedar Park-Leander

HTeaO to open in Cedar Park on Dec. 4 and 3 more local business updates

Here are four local business updates from the Cedar Park and Leander area.

Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville selects Melissa Neel as new finance director

Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release.

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
160-acre annexation, including future wine distribution site, moves ahead in Pflugerville

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor.

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge. (Community Impact Staff)
Hays County COVID-19 flare continues ahead of Thanksgiving

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge.

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Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

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The establishment bills itself as family-friendly and has several items available for brunch, including the Maple Bacon Donut Mountain. (Courtesy Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar)
Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar now open in New Braunfels area

The establishment bills itself as family-friendly and has several items available for brunch, including the Maple Bacon Donut Mountain.

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New mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus in Cedar Park

Seventeen mosquito trap samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Williamson County this year. This is the most samples reported in a year for the county since its testing program began in 2012.

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October home sales increased 22% in Cedar Park, 50% in Leander

In Leander, October home sales increased 50% from 2019, with 153 closed sales.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
October townhouse sales jump 150% in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis.

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Central Austin continues trend of rising home prices in recent report

The monthly median housing price in October for Central Austin climbed to $625,000.

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The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.