CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: The Domain, Austin's ‘second downtown,’ marks 15 years; Pearland's first inclusive playground to open this fall and more top news

Work to construct the skyline of 'Austin's second downtown' is ongoing. (Courtesy Jefferson Carroll)
Work to construct the skyline of 'Austin's second downtown' is ongoing. (Courtesy Jefferson Carroll)

Work to construct the skyline of 'Austin's second downtown' is ongoing. (Courtesy Jefferson Carroll)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 27.

Note: The following stories were published April 25-26.

Central Texas

For more than 15 years, The Domain drives economic growth in North Austin

In March, The Domain celebrated an anniversary: 15 years ago Domain I, the first of three retail and residential phases, opened.


Council gives Austin Water $1.4M budget boost for staff, tech in response to February treatment breakdown

Austin Water is receiving a $1.4 million budget boost to support its staffing and operations as the city continues to address the utility's role in the February citywide boil-water notice.

Leander to create master plan for athletic center at San Gabriel Park

Leander City Council approved April 21 a contract for $1.86 million with architecture and engineering firm Parkhill for the Leander Municipal Athletic Center at San Gabriel Park, located at 2401 US 183, Leander.

Greater Houston

Pearland's first inclusive playground to be named The Ed Thompson Inclusive Park

It was a night of tears, celebration and recognition at Pearland City Hall.

I-45 frontage road construction to start this fall in Willis

Construction is slated to start in September on a frontage road for I-45 between FM 830 and FM 1097 in the Willis area, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials.

Claire Shoop, Andy Yanez, Jishnu Nair, Ben Thompson and Amy Denney contributed to this report.