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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Blue-green algae toxic to animals found in Hudson Bend area of Lake Travis

Solid organic material was taken for testing from the edge of Travis Landing located on the east side of Hudson Bend. Those samples indicated the presence of algae and decaying algae containing cyanotoxin, which is fatal to dogs and other animals.

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment. (Screenshot courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
Pflugerville ISD approves one-time PPE, vaccine incentive stipends for staff

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment.

Samsung's proposed $17 billion chip-making plant would dwarf other recent megaprojects that sought tax incentives in the region.
Samsung’s request to pay no property tax on $17 billion plant tests Austin’s incentive policy

Samsung is asking for 100% property tax reimbursement over 25 years, which would mark the most aggressive corporate tax break in Austin history.

A new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could help expand vaccination availability in Travis County, according to local health officials. (Courtesy Pexels)
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If approved, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be a valuable weapon against the ongoing pandemic, according to local health officials.

Austin ISD students will begin the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin ISD trustees have approved the academic calendar for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

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.

Austin ISD students are scheduled to return to classrooms March 1 for the first time since Winter Storm Uri. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Winter storm damage could prevent 10 Austin ISD campuses from reopening next week

Austin ISD students are scheduled to return to classrooms March 1 for the first time since Winter Storm Uri.

A tree's branches fell on a car in North Austin in the midst of Winter Storm Uri in February. With downed tree limbs and burst water lines causing property damage across Austin, the city has directed additional funds into programs to help some homeowners with emergency home repairs. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Still in crisis mode, Austin City Council initiates recovery following winter storm

With 200 to 400 apartment and condo complexes in Austin still without water, City Council is aiming to direct aid and relieve some of the financial burden felt by residents following the devastating winter storms.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
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Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
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Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

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