Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12. (Courtesy Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

VIDEO: Tour the Kalahari resort under construction in Round Rock

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on schedule to open the largest indoor water park in the country Nov. 12.

Central Austin



Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter


Austinites could be staring at a trail of taillights while attending the area’s annual holiday light show at Zilker Park this winter.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options


A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.

Vintage clothing shop Soul Shine opening Oct. 1 in New Braunfels

Vintage clothing store Soul Shine, located at 292 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, will open for a soft opening Oct. 1. Owner Judy Dickerson said a grand opening event will also be held at the store Oct. 21 and will include live music.

Williamson County

Parks Pass program coming to Williamson County in October


The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a Parks Pass program to be used at its four county parks and expo center during a Sept. 15 meeting.

Nicholas Cicale, Brian Rash, Ali Linan and Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.



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Ahead of the Pflugerville Recreation Center's reopening, take a sneak preview at changes underway to the center's fitness room, gaming area and senior facilities. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
FIRST LOOK: Renovated Pflugerville Recreation Center opens Sept. 25

Ahead of the Pflugerville Recreation Center's reopening, take a sneak preview at changes underway to the center's fitness room, gaming area and senior facilities.

Free COVID-19 testing is taking place in Leander on Sept. 26. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Leander Sept. 26

The testing will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 27 issued an executive order extending the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. (Screenshot of Sept. 17 press conference)
Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.

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After filing Travis County site plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks to new gigafactory’s place in the company

Tesla has filed the intial site plans for a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Travis County.

The planned improvements come as part of the city's 2020 pavement maintenance program, with funding provided by the fiscal year 2019-20 streets and drainage budget. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
$1.3M contract approved for Heatherwilde Boulevard road work in Pflugerville

The planned improvements come as part of the city's 2020 pavement maintenance program, with funding provided by the fiscal year 2019-20 streets and drainage budget.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 23

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate.

Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County commissioners allocate $8.85M for capital improvements for fiscal year 2020-21

Capital improvement money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases.

(Graphic illustration by Rachal Russel/Community Impact Newspaper)
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.

Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden is a fusion of Tony C's coal-fired pizza and Italian classics paired with inspirations from Brooklyn's beer scene. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
Tony C's brings family recipes, Brooklyn beer scene to Round Rock

The pizza restaurant and beer garden opens on Palm Valley Boulevard on Sept. 24.

Online payment options and curbside services will continue, while reduced capacity and face masks will be required for in-person visits. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Hall, library to reopen Oct. 1

Online payment options and curbside services will continue, while reduced capacity and face masks will be required for in-person visits.

Roadway impact fees are a means of funding public infrastructure improvements, such as roadways, that are needed as a result of new or expanded development. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Proposed roadway impact fees progress in Pflugerville

Roadway impact fees are a means of funding public infrastructure improvements, such as roadways, that are needed as a result of new or expanded development.