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


Groundbreaking planned for new manufacturing site in Hutto

Advanced door machinery company Kval is building a new site at Hutto's Innovation Business Park, located at 1591 Innovation Blvd., according to a release from the city.

Pflugerville ISD board hears from public on both sides of mask mandate

The day after Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Doug Killian sent a letter to parents and staff informing them the district would implement a mask mandate, the board of trustees met for a special meeting to continue a discussion of mask-wearing.

Southwest Austin

Development just outside Southwest Austin will bring up to 575 homes

Developers of a new master-planned neighborhood, Parten Ranch, hope to add up to 575 new homes in the $400,000-$800,000 range.

New H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in October

H-E-B plans to open a new location in Oak Hill on Oct. 27, according to a news release from the company.

Leander-Cedar Park

Leander ISD superintendent orders mask requirement

Leander ISD will require masks at its campuses effective Aug. 18, according to an announcement from Superintendent Bruce Gearing.

Brian Rash, Maggie Quinlan and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.