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


54th Street Grill confirms opening date for Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center

Restaurant chain 54th Street Grill will open a Pflugerville location in late 2021 or early 2022, company representatives confirmed in a March 24 email.


Loram Technologies building rail research and development center in Georgetown

Loram Technologies plans to start construction on a research and development center in Georgetown later this year, according to a March 24 news release.

Northwest Austin

Seareinas, Jewboy Subs and more restaurants coming to North Austin

These seven restaurants have recently opened in North Austin or are opening soon.

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.

Central Austin

Dog owners cautioned of toxic algae risk in Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin after harmful samples found farther west

After blue-green algae samples collected in some Highland Lakes tested positive for toxins that can be fatal to dogs, the city of Austin is raising its risk level on Lady Bird Lake and Lake Austin from “low risk” to “increased risk.”

Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson, Fernanda Figueroa, Taylor Girtman and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.