Milano Ristorante opens in Round Rock; Planet Fitness coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Milano Ristorante opened May 3 at 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Milano Ristorante opened May 3 at 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Milano Ristorante opened May 3 at 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Round Rock

Milano Ristorante opens location in Round Rock

Milano Ristorante opened May 3 at 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 300, Round Rock.

Northwest Austin



Benvolio's launches North Austin ghost kitchen, plus more openings

Benvolio’s, a new delivery-only restaurant from Veneto Hospitality, opened Aug. 11 out of a ghost kitchen at 5610 I-35 N., Austin.

Pflugerville-Hutto

LaLa’s Kitchen reopening in Hutto after five years

After closing in 2016, Korean food truck LaLa’s Kitchen will hold a ribbon-cutting and soft opening from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 7, then fully reopen the following day.

Cedar Park-Leander

Urban Mattress moves North Austin store to Cedar Park

The company sells Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Vispring mattresses and its own line of mattresses.

Georgetown


Planet Fitness coming to Georgetown

Planet Fitness is the home of the Judgement Free Zone, what is intended to be a comfortable and nonintimidating environment.

Statewide

Abortion, alcohol and gun laws passed by 87th Legislature effective Sept. 1

A new abortion bill, two alcohol bills and a gun bill will all become laws effective Sept. 1 as signed by Gov. Greg Abbott over the past few months.

Fernanda Figueroa, Zara Flores, Brooke Sjoberg, Olivia Aldridge, Carson Ganong and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

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5 things to do in Round Rock this weekend, Sept. 17-18

From camping in the park to golfing for charity, here are some ideas for a local adventure in Round Rock this weekend.

A former Steak N' Shake location at 281 University Blvd. is set to re-emerge as a Whataburger in 2022. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become home of new Whataburger location in 2022

Renovation of the building is set to begin in November, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the site will receive a complete interior rework with all new finishes.

Jersey Mike's will open its third Round Rock location at 17220 N. RM 620, Ste. 120 on Sept. 22.  (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Mike's to open on RM 620 in Round Rock Sept. 22

According to the company, franchise owner Jason Odum will be hosting a grand opening celebration and fundraiser from Sept. 22 to 26 benefitting Round Rock High School. 

A Texas Education Agency Monitor has been installed at Round Rock ISD as part of a corrective action plan stemming from a complaint lodged against the board during the 2018-19 school year. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
TEA installs monitor for Round Rock ISD, citing 2019 complaint against former board president

A Texas Education Agency Monitor has been installed at Round Rock ISD as part of a corrective action plan stemming from a complaint lodged against the board during the 2018-19 school year. 

Among the supermarket’s offerings are halal meats and organic fruits and vegetables as well as grocery delivery. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Manpasand Supermarket now open in Round Rock at La Frontera Village

Halal and Mediterranean grocer Manpasand Supermarket opened a new location at La Frontera Village in Round Rock on Sept. 6.

The intersections of Red Bud Lane, Egger Avenue, Sunrise Road and Georgetown Street will be undergoing maintenance work, with the Round Rock Police Department providing traffic direction in some cases, according to the city. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hwy. 79 traffic signal work may cause delays for Round Rock drivers Sept. 15-16

Round Rock drivers may experience some traffic delays on Hwy. 79 Sept. 15 and 16 as city crews work to perform traffic signal work at four intersections along the thoroughfare. 

The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees met Sept. 14 to discuss several items of interest, including a mask matrix. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Round Rock ISD tables mask matrix discussion for Sept. 18 meeting

Currently, the district has in place a mask mandate which requires masks to be worn indoors on its campuses, with exemptions allowed on a case-by-case basis. With this mandate set to expire Sept. 17, the board was set to consider a mask matrix option, to allow for on-campus mask requirements to be tied to stages and colors based off the systems implemented by Williamson and Travis Counties.

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Early voting dates, polling locations approved for Williamson County

Early voting for the upcoming election will take place Oct. 18-Oct. 29.