Register for vaccine in WilCo; 24 restaurants to try in Leander, Cedar Park and more top Central Texas news

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Williamson County

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines now open

Eligible individuals interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can now register on the Family Hospital Systems website, according to a Jan. 19 news release.

New Braunfels



‘It’s a very challenging situation’: Prominent New Braunfels doctor seeks to inform community on lack of COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Judith L. Thompson, a general surgeon and an advocate for the profession of medicine who works in the New Braunfels area, said she understands that just about everyone in the community has urgent questions about how and when to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

New Braunfels breaks ground on $36 million police HQ

A new 65,000-square-foot, $36.3 million New Braunfels Police Department headquarters facility is officially on its way to construction.

Leander-Cedar Park

24 restaurants to try in Cedar Park and Leander

Check out a list of restaurants that opened in Cedar Park or Leander in 2020 or are coming in 2021.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Mayor delivers grim COVID-19 update for Buda

The situation with regard to COVID-19 in Buda appears for the most part to be accelerating, according to the latest report from Mayor Lee Urbanovsky.

Ali Linan, Brian Rash and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Photo from inside a movie theater
Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy, closes theaters in downtown Austin and New Braunfels

Most theaters will remain open under an asset purchase agreement to the company's senior lending partners.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

Appointments to the New Braunfels Housing Authority board are the only mayoral appointment in the city. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials: Reopening of New Braunfels board position application could set dangerous precedent for future

The housing authority board is a traditionally nonpartisan commission whose members are appointed by the mayor.

The equipment will give visitors to Landa Park and Wurstfest better access to cell service. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels City Council approves plan to improve cellular coverage in and around Landa Park

Verizon will install cell equipment on a light pole in the park.

The New Braunfels ISD bus fleet includes 35-40 vehicles. (Courtesy New Braunfels ISD)
New Braunfels ISD adds buses equipped with AC units to district fleet

The district plans to gradually replace older buses with new buses equipped with AC units.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

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Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.