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

Northwest Austin

Construction of homeless housing complex set to begin in Northwest Austin

The project is the first housing complex owned and operated by Caritas of Austin and is intended to offer housing for those experiencing homelessness.

Round Rock

Hoots to open first Central Texas location in Round Rock in January

The Hooters spinoff franchise borrows its menu from its parent restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, an outdoor patio and delivery options to its customers.

Central Austin

TxDOT’s latest I-35 designs in downtown Austin keep open the possibility of some caps on the highway

For the first time since the 1970s, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to massively overhaul the stretch of I-35 from Hwy. 290 to Hwy. 71 through the Capital Express Central project in downtown Austin.


Texan Cafe & Pie Shop serves up Southern cooking, extensive pie selection

The home-style eatery is a go-to tourist stop, bringing in guests from all over Texas, the United States and beyond—the furthest traveler so far being from England, said co-owners Warren and Jenny Smith.


New apartment complex to bring 257 units to Georgetown

Summit Lofts, a new apartment complex in Georgetown, will open by summer 2022.

Greg Perliski, Brooke Sjoberg, Benton Graham, Megan Cardona and Fernanda Figueroa contributed to this report.