Nike opens shop in North Austin; Cedar Park-Leander nonprofit nears funding deadline on new space and more Central Texas news

Nike by Domain Northside opened early July in North Austin. (Courtesy Jack Kiser)
Nike by Domain Northside opened early July in North Austin. (Courtesy Jack Kiser)

Nike by Domain Northside opened early July in North Austin. (Courtesy Jack Kiser)

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

Northwest Austin

Nike, Vans open new stores in North Austin and other new businesses to know in The Domain and Domain Northside

Nike by Domain Northside opened inside the North Austin shopping center in early July. The storefront, located at 11600 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 128, Austin, is a new concept from the international sneaker and clothing brand, according to the Domain Northside website.

Lane closures on Burnet Road in North Austin expected through early August

The city of Austin has planned lane closures on Burnet Road in North Austin on a daily basis through at least early August as crews construct a new safe crossing for pedestrians.

Southwest Austin

Austin Scoops says goodbye to Southwest Austin storefront, ramps up local ice cream production, distribution

Austin Scoops marked the closure of its Southwest Austin ice cream parlor June 27 after 15 years in business there and now plans to continue manufacturing and selling its product throughout the Austin area.


Sound study to be conducted at Brushy Creek Amphitheater in Hutto

In response to noise concerns, a sound study will be conducted July 21 at Brushy Creek Amphitheater in Hutto.


Certified Public Accountant Gary R. Brown relocates in Georgetown

The business provides tax, accounting and advisory services for individuals with trusts, estates and businesses.

Leander-Cedar Park

Cedar Park-Leander recovery nonprofit nears fundraising deadline on new facility

Without $200,000 in community donations before Aug. 31, Cedar Park-Leander area nonprofit Yellow House Foundation could face closure.

New Braunfels

Bin Drop now open in New Braunfels

The store sells overstock and returned items from a variety of brands and retailers. Everything in the store is the same price, and each day the price drops, beginning at $8 on Saturdays and ending at $1 on Thursdays.

Lauren Canterberry, Ben Thompson, Iain Oldman, Fernanda Figueroa, Megan Cardona and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.


Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its virtual learning program July 29. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock ISD releases virtual learning enrollment information

Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its fall 2021 virtual learning program July 29.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents, and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander ISD 'highly recommends' masks; tax-free weekend tips and more Austin-area news

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

Sinaloan seafood restaurant El Coco Pirata is now open in Northwest Austin. (Community Impact Newspaper)
New Mexican seafood spot El Coco Pirata now open in Northwest Austin

El Coco Pirata serves classic Sinaloan seafood dishes.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.

Photo of the Sobering Center
Travis County moves forward with plans for mental health diversion program at Sobering Center

The program would divert people experiencing mental health crises away from jail and towards supportive services following low-level offenses.

Baylor Scott & White Pflugerville
Ascension, Baylor Scott & White to require all employees be fully vaccinated against coronavirus by fall

Ascension and Baylor Scott & White have announced all eligible employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming months. 

Austin City Council will convene for a regular meeting July 29, its first since mid-June. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Council to look at downtown safety, homelessness and budgeting in return from meetings break

The first regular council meeting since mid-June features a packed agenda and opportunity for resident feedback on Austin's proposed budget.

Photo of a hand holding a vaccine vial
As COVID-19 hospitalizations track upward, Austin Public Health renews call for vaccinations

APH also mirrors the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest guidance for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in some circumstances.

The request to table talks regarding designated campsites came one week after city staff detailed two properties that could be used for such an initiative. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ellis, Harper-Madison call for halt to Austin's 'Band-Aid' sanctioned homeless encampment plans

The East and Southwest Austin representatives shared their thoughts on the process one week after city properties in their districts were tapped as workable encampment sites.

Community Impact Newspaper
Q&A:Northwest Austin Realtor offers tips for today's real estate market

A real estate professional answers some commonly asked questions.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.