Rodeo coming to Round Rock and more Austin-area news

Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)
Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)

Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express will host a bull riding event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14. (Courtesy Rodeo Austin)

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Rodeo Austin, Round Rock Express to host Bulls in the Ballpark at Dell Diamond in November


Rodeo Austin and the Round Rock Express announced Oct. 8 they will host a two-night event, Bulls in the Ballpark, at Dell Diamond on Nov. 13-14.

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San Marcos reduces speed limits on third street near downtown


San Marcos City Council voted unanimously Oct. 7 to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph on Burleson Street between Moore Street and Prospect Street.

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Leander duo creates innovative Japanese dishes for customers at Kai Sushi


Kai Sushi aims to be “the Cheers of sushi.”

Referencing the Boston bar and popular TV show, owners Judy Yoon and Mike Kim want their customers to eat quality sushi and Japanese dishes without the formalities or prices of high-end sushi bars. Their goal is “good sushi, good food and good vibes.”

Central Austin

New coffee and taco spot from Veracruz and Medici Roasting opens, plus more business news from downtown Austin

Here are five new business and development updates in and around Austin's downtown.

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Lake Travis SpringFest tentatively set for December


The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce announced a new tentative date and location for its 13th annual SpringFest event, which was initially scheduled for April 25.

Paz Veterinary opens Rollingwood location

Paz Veterinary opened its new Rollingwood location, Paz West, on Sept. 29 at 2724 Bee Caves Road, Austin, across from Trader Joe's. The full-service veterinary clinic is now taking appointments and offers both traditional and holistic treatments for pets.

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Following Gov. Abbott announcement, Williamson County to open its bars, while Travis County holds off

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said he intends to allow bars and similar establishments to operate following Gov. Greg Abbott's Oct. 7 announcement, while Travis County officials said they will hold off before a decision is made.

Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Ali Linan, Warren Brown, Taylor Girtman and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

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Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the winter storm are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved

ERCOT president and chief executive Bill Magness (left) was joined by the electric grid manager's senior director of system operations Dan Woodfin on Feb. 19 for a briefing on the company's emergency operations. (Screenshot via ERCOT livestream)
ERCOT chief: 'We are completely back to normal operations' as of Feb. 19

Officials with the Texas electric grid manager also said they are preparing for state and federal reviews of this week's power outages.

H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19. (Courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B, Central Market limit store hours, product purchases due to severe winter weather

H-E-B stores across Texas have limited store hours and placed purchase limits on some high-demand products due to ongoing severe winter weather, H-E-B officials announced Feb. 19.

Gov. Greg Abbott provided updates on the state's emergency response efforts during a Feb. 18 press conference. (Screenshot of April 17 press conference)
Gov. Greg Abbott: Power restored to nearly 2M homes in past day; statewide aid efforts continuing

While power generation has been restored to serve most Texas residents, Abbott said state agencies remain focused on water and food distribution Feb. 18.

Although tens of thousands of megawatts remain off the statewide power grid Feb. 17, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said relief is on the way for many Texans within the next 24 hours. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott: Power restoration on the way for 1M households in next 24 hours

Although tens of thousands of megawatts remain off the statewide power grid Feb. 17, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said relief is on the way for many Texans within the next 24 hours.

Severe winter weather conditions led to outages throughout the Texas electric system this week. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Something that you could have planned for': How isolated Texas power grid, winter weather left millions without electricity

As of Feb. 17, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it was still working to restore electric service to customers throughout the state.

An Austin Fire Department truck drives down Manor Road on Feb. 15. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texans urged to use caution as carbon monoxide cases increase during power outages

Carbon monoxide poisoning calls have increased as people look for ways to stay warm without power and heat.

Many in Texas are battling power outages amid frigid temperatures. (Courtesy Rico Daniels)
Gov. Greg Abbott calls for investigation of ERCOT, Texas' electric reliability council

As of 1:20 p.m., over 4 million customers were out of power, according to ERCOT.

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Texas enters second day of blackouts

Although outages were initially intended to last for less than one hour, local grid operators are reporting longer outages.