Anderson Mill to get its first brewery and more top Central Texas news from this week

Northwest Austin residents Haley and Derek Law will open Slackers Brewing Co.—Anderson Mill's first brewery—in spring 2021. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Northwest Austin residents Haley and Derek Law will open Slackers Brewing Co.—Anderson Mill's first brewery—in spring 2021. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Northwest Austin residents Haley and Derek Law will open Slackers Brewing Co.—Anderson Mill's first brewery—in spring 2021. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read top stories from our website in the past week from the Austin area.

Northwest Austin

Northwest Austin family building first brewery in Anderson Mill

When Derek and Haley Law began initial designs on their upcoming brewery, they went in knowing they wanted the space to be as welcoming to the community as possible.

Williamson County



November 2020 election: Here are the candidates on the ballot in Williamson County

Early voting begins Oct. 13 for the general election in Texas. Election Day is Nov. 3.

New Braunfels

City of New Braunfels to apply for Low Income Housing Tax Credits for proposed multifamily development

In an effort to offer more affordable housing options in New Braunfels, the New Braunfels City Council approved a plan Sept. 28 to submit an application for low-income housing tax credits to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

Daiquiri Depot now open in New Braunfels

The Daiquiri Depot opened at 311 FM 306, Ste. 1A, New Braunfels, on Sept. 24. The drive-thru shop specializes in frozen to-go daiquiris, beer and kids' slushies made from real fruit puree.

Leander-Cedar Park

Salerno Cucina Italiana restaurant opens in Cedar Park and 4 other area business updates

These five Cedar Park-area businesses or developments are now open, coming soon or offering new services.

Iain Oldman, Ali Linan, Lauren Canterberry and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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Bicycles for public use are docked at a MetroBike station on Lake Austin Boulevard. Austin's $460 million Proposition B will include funding for additional bicycle lanes through the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breaking down Austin's $460 million bond for bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and more

The bond will fun a bridge over Pleasant Valley Road connecting two ends of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, among other improvements.

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.

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.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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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.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator. (Community Impact staff)
376 new cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson County from Nov. 20-23

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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covid
Williamson County reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death Nov. 20

Williamson County reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus and one death Nov. 20.

Trail of Lights (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Holiday markets, strolls, tree lightings and Trail of Lights: 18 events in the Austin area in November and December

The Trail of Lights has gone drive-thru this year, while the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is taking free, ticketed reservations to adhere to social distancing requirements.

Austin voters approved a $7.1 billion public transit expansion Nov. 3 that will add bus and rail in Austin. (Design by Miranda Baker/Community Impact Newspaper)
After historic public transportation vote, here is what's next for Project Connect in Austin

Shovels won't be hitting the ground on the light rail and downtown tunnel for years, but work is getting started now after Austinites approved the $7.1 billion plan Nov. 3.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.