Seafood bar relocating near Round Rock; Fischer's Market Express now open in New Braunfels and more Central Texas news

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood will relocate its original North Austin location from 500 Parker Drive, Austin, to 701 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, later this year. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood will relocate its original North Austin location from 500 Parker Drive, Austin, to 701 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, later this year. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood will relocate its original North Austin location from 500 Parker Drive, Austin, to 701 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, later this year. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Round Rock

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood relocating near Round Rock

Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood will relocate its original North Austin location from 500 Parker Drive, Austin, to a new building at 701 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, later this year.

Leander-Cedar Park



Leander Old Town Street Festival to feature live music, 5K race, local vendors

Old Town Street Festival is back June 5 with live music, over 100 shopping vendors, food trucks, wine tasting and children's rides. The Leander Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Pflugerville Music in the Park returns in June

Pflugerville's annual outdoor concert series Music in the Park will return to Pfluger Park a year after coronavirus-related cancellations.

Dual-brand hotel coming to Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center

A La Quinta/Hawthorn Suites dual brand hotel concept is currently under construction at Stone Hill Town Center, 1408 Town Center Drive, Pflugerville. Construction is estimated to finish in March 2022.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Swimming suspended at Hamilton Pool Preserve for foreseeable future

Swimming at Hamilton Pool Preserve will not be permitted for the foreseeable future due to the frequency of falling rocks, according to an announcement from Travis County Parks.

New Braunfels

Fischer's Market Express now open in New Braunfels

In late April, Pit Stop #1 Food Mart, located at 974 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, reopened as Fischer’s Market Express.

Northwest Austin

Personique on the Spot now open in temporary space in North Austin

Cosmetics spa Personique on the Spot is now open at 3220 Feathergrass Court, Ste. 132, Austin, inside The Domain.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Eanes ISD nurses among those recognized at annual Westies Awards ceremony


The Westlake Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses and community leaders at its annual Westies Awards on May 21.

Statewide

Texas Legislature caps insulin price at $25 a month for the insured

The cost of a month’s supply of insulin for insured Texans will no longer exceed $25, according to a bill that is on its way to becoming state law.

Brooke Sjoberg, Taylor Girtman, Megan Cardona, Trent Thompson, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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The regional blood bank appealed for further donations in the wake of the June 12 shooting in downtown Austin. (Courtesy We Are Blood)
We Are Blood appeals for blood donations following weekend shooting in downtown Austin

The Central Texas nonprofit also said its blood supply remains depleted due to decreased donations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Izzy is one of the 20 dogs in need of an emergency foster home. (Courtesy Austin Pets Alive)
Austin Pets Alive seeks emergency foster homes for dogs recovering from distemper

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive are seeking homes within the next 48 hours for 20 dogs facing euthanasia.

A second vote on the hiring contract for Round Rock ISD superintendent finalist Hafedh Azaiez will be taken June 19. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Round Rock ISD to hold second vote on superintendent hire

Round Rock ISD will hold a second vote on the hiring contract for superintendent June 19.

 Homes only spent an average of 16 days on market last month across the MSA, but in the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area homes only spent an average of 8 days on the market in May. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
In Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area, home prices soar over previous year

The latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows median home prices reaching an all-time high in Central Texas, including in the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area.

New WCCAC
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

(Courtesy PetSuites)
PetSuites opens new location in Round Rock

PetSuites offers services that include boarding, day care, grooming and training.

The new 66,000-square-foot Round Rock Public Library will have an adjacent parking garage that will serve both library visitors and the general downtown area. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Round Rock to break ground on new library June 17

The city of Round Rock will break ground on its new library June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

Round Rock ISD's board of trustees voted to hire Dr. Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent for the district on June 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Parents, community members express mixed opinions ahead of vote to hire RRISD superintendent

Parents, community members express mixed opinions about Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, board process ahead of RRISD Superintendent hiring vote

Hafedh Azaiez was previously superintendent at Donna ISD in South Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Breaking: Round Rock ISD hires Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent

Round Rock ISD hires Azaiez as superintendent.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.