Housing options sprouting in Pflugerville; Raising Cane's opens in Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

Phase 1 of the Olympic Drive Apartments is planned to be complete by March 2023. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Phase 1 of the Olympic Drive Apartments is planned to be complete by March 2023. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Phase 1 of the Olympic Drive Apartments is planned to be complete by March 2023. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Pflugerville-Hutto

Diverse housing options emerging in Wells Branch Parkway area in Pflugerville

Several development projects are in the works along the Wells Branch Parkway corridor of Pflugerville between I-35 and SH 130.

Leander-Cedar Park



New Raising Cane's location now open in Cedar Park

A second Cedar Park location of Raising Cane’s opened June 29 at 2920 S. Lakeline Blvd. near the Lakeline Mall. The Raising Cane's menu includes chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries and more.

New Braunfels

Bluebonnet Beautique relocates in New Braunfels

Shoppers can find apparel for men, women and children as well as accessories, toys and vintage clothing.

Lake Travis-Westlake

ROUNDUP: Five eateries open in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this spring

At least five restaurants have opened in the Lake Travis-Westlake region since March.

Central Austin

Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller marks launch at new Mary Elizabeth Branch Park pavilion

The Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller marked the launch of its new market location June 27 at the Mary Elizabeth Branch Park's new pavilion.

Round Rock

dd's Discounts opens in Round Rock's Boardwalk shopping center

The discount retailer is open every day from 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and offers clothing, home wares, automotive items and pet care items.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Amy Rae Dadamo, Olivia Aldridge, Ben Thompson and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.



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Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will open a location in La Frontera in late September. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware coming to Round Rock

Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is coming to La Frontera in Round Rock in late September.

The proposed Wild Ridge master-planned neighborhood northeast of downtown Dripping Springs would include 960 homes on 40- to 60-foot-wide lots. (Courtesy City of Dripping Springs)
Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

The proposed development by Meritage Homes would feature amenities such as a disc golf course.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

Photo of the Travis County sign
Travis County proposes tax rate for 2021-22 fiscal year, prepares for budget approval process

Due to increasing property values, the property tax rate is expected to be around $0.017 lower in the coming fiscal year.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s office requests pay increases during Williamson County budget process

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said its officers are paid less than law enforcement officers in city departments countywide.

Williamson County courthouse
Williamson County proposes lower tax rate ahead of final budget vote Aug. 31

The tax rate will go to support a recommended $440.5 million total operating budget.

(Courtesy Cluck-N-Burger)
Cluck-N-Burger food truck to hold grand opening event in Pflugerville

Cluck-N-Burger, an establishment owned by Aaron Esserman, officially opened July 22 at 200 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville, and will hold a grand opening event Aug. 14.

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

APH figures show 62 new cases reported in the 78660 ZIP code in the last 21 days and 137 new cases in the last 14 days. (Community Impact staff)
Austin Public Health: Pflugerville has highest number of new weekly COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 surveillance dashboard, which provides pandemic figures curated by Austin Public Health, is reporting that the Pflugerville area has the highest number of new cases in Travis County as of July 30.

(Courtesy Tiff's Treats)
Tiff's Treats now open in Hutto, holding grand opening event this weekend

Austin-based Tiff's Treats opened its new Hutto location at 210 Ed Schmidt Blvd. on Aug. 2 in the Hanson's Corner development.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.