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.


MOST RECENT

Local Austin act the Peterson Brothers perform at the historic Continental Club in 2019. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council 'experiment' could send $15 million in hotel taxes to 'iconic' music venues, restaurants

The move represents the latest attempt by the city to save live music venues and restaurants that are struggling through the pandemic.

Hoffmann Lane Elementary School student Charlee Priddy is pictured with her parents, Kari and Scottie Priddy, on the first day of school in 2020. (Courtesy Comal Independent School District)
Hoffmann Lane Elementary School ranked as top elementary school in San Antonio area

Hoffmann Lane Elementary School was announced as the Top Elementary School in the San Antonio area by Children at Risk for the second year in a row.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus positivity rate returns to 11.3% on Dec. 3

The county also reported 160 new cases and four deaths.

Tomlinson's Feed donates pet food to local shelters annually through its Pound4Pound food drive. (Courtesy Kim Kenney)
Annual pet food drive to benefit more than 30 Central Texas pet rescues throughout 2021

Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 24, customers at Tomlinson’s Feed can purchase bags of pet food to be donated to 35 pet rescues and animal shelters throughout Central Texas.

See how Georgetown and Williamson County real estate fared in October. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how Georgetown and Williamson County real estate fared in October

Austin Board of Realtors data breaks down the Georgetown housing market.

Adorn Boutique owner Kim Chalet, right, and Lakeway location employee Kari Pakarinen work at the shop. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Adorn Boutique celebrates 10 years in business and more business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake region

Here is the most recent business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

A proposed mixed-use development at the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center in Southwest Austin would invest $1 billion over a decade and could start construction in 2022 or 2023. (Rendering courtesy Lionheart Places/WP Visions LLC San Antonio)
$1 billion development project on its way to Southwest Austin along Barton Creek Greenbelt

The project would include 3 million square feet of hotel, residential, office, retail and restaurant space along with 13.7 acres of green space.

Roughly 10% of the total distribution will be reserved for city administration of the Community Development Block Grant Fund. (Screenshot courtesy San Marcos)
San Marcos organizations to receive $1.2 million in funding

Roughly 20% of the total distribution will be reserved for city administration of Community Development Block Grant funds.

Speed limits will drop by 5 mph near downtown San Marcos. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
Speed limits to be reduced southwest of downtown San Marcos

Portions of the Heritage and Dunbar Neighborhoods will be impacted by the speed limit adjustments.

The craft show is a yearly event that showcases handcrafted items, holiday decor, jewelry, paintings, candles and other homemade goods created by area vendors. (Courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department)
Pflugerville cancels 2-day craft show citing 'growing safety concerns'

The annual craft, initially planned for Dec. 12-13, has been canceled due to "growing safety concerns" for its vendors and event patrons amid the coronavirus pandemic.

(Screenshot courtesy San Marcos)
$10 million reimbursement for San Marcos developer passes first of two readings

The amended plan would increase reimbursements for Kissing Tree's developer to $30 million.

Proposed developments on the annexation properties include a multifamily development and a storage facility. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos approves two annexations

Proposed developments on the annexation properties include a multifamily development and a storage facility.