Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Round Rock

Italian restaurant opens in Round Rock

Milano Ristorante is a sit-down restaurant with menu offerings that include lasagna and chicken Parmesan and desserts such as crepes and creme brulee.


Compadre Brewing permanently closing its doors in Pflugerville

Family-owned business Compadre Brewing is shutting down operations following one final weekend of business, the brewery announced May 13.

Exaco will build new 42,100-square-foot headquarters, distribution center in Pflugerville

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place May 19 for Exaco, an importer and distributor of European greenhouses and gardening products. The 42,100-square-foot building will be located in One Thirty Business Park at 16001 Impact Way.

Central Austin

Four Austin institutions celebrate anniversaries

Crux Climbing Center celebrates five years in Austin in May. The climbing gym opened May 7, 2016, at 121 Pickle Road, Ste. 100, and opened another Central Austin location at 6015 Dillard Circle, Unit B, in 2020.

Northwest Austin

Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Ahead of the first ever Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium this June, regional transit agency Capital Metro has released details for fans wanting to use transit to get to North Austin on game days.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Lake Travis Community Library opens its doors to the public

The Lake Travis Community Library reopened its doors to the public May 3 to offer limited services amid the pandemic.


Javier Ambler's Law moves to Gov. Abbott’s desk

Javier Ambler's Law, a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement from contracting with reality television shows, passed in the Senate on May 13 and now moves to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for signing before it becomes law.

Ali Linan, Megan Cardona, Iain Oldman, Joe Warner, Olivia Aldridge and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.