Round Rock, Hutto area recovering from tornado; Red Poppy Festival to return in April and more top Central Texas news

Bank of America was damaged during the tornado March 21. (Haley Grace/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bank of America was damaged during the tornado March 21. (Haley Grace/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bank of America was damaged during the tornado March 21. (Haley Grace/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

PHOTOS: Tornado damage widespread in Round Rock, Hutto


Several tornados ripped through Central Texas during a severe weather event March 21.

UPDATED: Tornado touches down in Round Rock near I-35, SH 45 N


The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Williamson County and northeastern Travis County through 6:45 p.m. March 21.

Kalahari to reopen March 25 following weather damage in Round Rock

Following tornado activity the evening of March 21, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock will remain closed for several days as it works to evaluate and repair damage from the storm.

Georgetown

Red Poppy Festival to return this April after three-year hiatus


After two years of pivoting to an October event due to the pandemic, the Red Poppy Festival, the city of Georgetown’s signature event, will return this year to its normal place on the calendar for the first time since 2019.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Asian-Cajun restaurant Louisiana Crab Shack makes its mark in Central Texas


Louisiana Crab Shack is a family-owned and -operated restaurant specializing in Asian-Cajun cuisine, which brings a saucy twist to traditional Cajun food with its signature Bottom of the Bayou sauce.

Brian Rash, Brooke Sjoberg, Carson Ganong, Grace Dickens and Eddie Harbour contributed to this report.