See restaurant updates from NW Austin; Comal ISD removes mask requirement and more top Central Texas news

Fast-casual restaurant Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast celebrated its grand opening in North Austin on March 1. (Courtesy Humpty’s Wall)
Fast-casual restaurant Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast celebrated its grand opening in North Austin on March 1. (Courtesy Humpty’s Wall)

Fast-casual restaurant Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast celebrated its grand opening in North Austin on March 1. (Courtesy Humpty’s Wall)

Read the top business and community news from the past week in the Central Texas area.

Northwest Austin

Locally owned breakfast cafe opens, dim sum hot spot closes in North Austin and 5 other restaurant updates

Fast-casual restaurant Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast celebrated its grand opening March 1. The locally owned cafe, located at 8820 Burnet Road, Ste. 502, Austin, offers a build-your-own breakfast bowl menu alongside wraps, vegan dishes and some signature breakfast items.

Leander-Cedar Park



Tex-Mex restaurant opening in Avery Ranch area this fall

Tex-Mex restaurant Mama Betty’s Tex-Mex y Cantina plans to open in October in the Avery Ranch area.

New Braunfels

'You’re the only district in the San Antonio region that decided to make the change': Removal of mask requirement in Comal ISD draws support and criticism at board meeting

More than 100 students, parents and teachers gathered at Comal ISD’s March 25 board meeting to voice concerns and support for the trustees’ decision to remove the district’s mask requirement.

Williamson County

Williamson County disputes nearly $15K in added energy charges after winter storm

Following the Texas winter storm, Williamson County was charged at least $14,794 in added energy costs by Cavallo Energy Texas, which the county is disputing.

Statewide

Texas Senate passes bill mandating changes to state energy market in wake of winter storm

A bill that would put in place a litany of changes to the Texas power grid unanimously passed on the Senate floor March 29.

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






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Williamson County will close its mass-vaccination sites. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners to close mass-vaccination sites

The county judge expects to have everyone who wants to be vaccinated to receive the shot by May 21.

Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 8,000 Travis County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting for the county's May 1 election began April 19 and will run through April 27.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.(Community Impact staff)
Nearly half of Williamson County is vaccinated, but positivity rate climbs again

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin vaccine updates: Demand slows as state begins marketing push

Appointments are beginning to go unfilled, and local health officials say demand has caught up to supply. All adults in the U.S. are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

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Photo of two performers on an outdoor SXSW stage
South by Southwest sells ownership stake in company to Rolling Stone owner Penske Media Corp.

SXSW leadership called the sale a "lifeline" for the conference and festivals.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.

Austin Anthem watch party
Crowds of fans converge on North Austin to watch inaugural Austin FC game

Breweries around Q2 Stadium in North Austin brought in large outdoor screens and new employees to host fans of Austin FC for the team's historic first match.

Austin Police Department
UPDATE: Loop 360 closed in both directions in Northwest Austin due to a shooting incident

Residents who live in the Arboretum area in Northwest Austin are advised to shelter in place.

The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a nightly lane closure for RM 620 southbound motorists beginning April 18 through April 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)
TxDOT lane closure scheduled for RM 620 beginning April 18

The right lane of RM 620 southbound will be closed due to utility work.

Early voting for the May 1 election opens April 19 at a 7 a.m. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting in Austin opens April 19: See what’s on the ballot, where to vote

City residents will be making decisions on eight propositions ranging from whether to adopt a strong mayor government system to whether to reinstate public camping bans.