Read some of the most popular Austin-area news among readers from Community Impact Newspaper's August coverage.
Newly opened Round Rock, Pflugerville restaurants navigate COVID-19 landscape
With restaurants forced to operate at limited capacities during the pandemic, business owners have innovated their approaches. This is particularly salient for local restaurants that opened just days before the initial restrictions went into effect in March.
60 parents, educators speak out on Pflugerville ISD’s in-person start date
More than 60 parents, educators and community members addressed Pflugerville ISD’s plan for in-person learning at an Aug. 20 meeting, with speakers largely against a Sept. 8 date to resume in-person learning.
50% of Leander ISD families choose virtual learning
Half of all Leander ISD families will continue with virtual learning when campuses reopen Sept. 8.
School starts Aug. 13 and for the first three weeks will be 100% virtual. In-person, hybrid and virtual learning will begin after Labor Day—but LISD has the flexibility to extend 100% virtual learning up to four additional weeks.
DATA: New Braunfels median home price changes vary by ZIP code
For the month of July, the median prices of residential homes in New Braunfels have either increased or decreased over those in July 2019, depending on the ZIP code.
D-BAT opens in Cedar Park and 5 other area business updates
D-BAT, an indoor baseball and softball training facility, opened June 26. The facility has rentable batting cages with pitching machines and performance technology.
Kelsey Thompson, Brian Perdue, Brian Rash and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.