WilCo registration for vaccines opens; Cajun bar and grill open in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Williamson County

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines now open

Eligible individuals interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can now register on the Family Hospital Systems website, according to a Jan. 19 news release.

Southwest Austin



Digital Realty bringing HQ to Southwest Parkway; Marco's Pizza coming soon and more South Austin business news


Ohio-based restaurant chain Marco’s Pizza announced Dec. 17 that it will be adding 20 new locations across Texas by the end of 2025, including one in South Austin located at the Cannon West shopping center at 6800 Westgate Blvd., Austin.

Drippings Springs cancels Founders Day festival for the second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Dripping Springs’ annual spring festival, Founders Day, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Leander-Cedar Park

Get messy on purpose, enjoy lake views at Art Barn ATX in Leander


Art Barn ATX is more than a studio—it is a creative destination. Apart from making unique crafts, visitors can picnic beneath the trees outside, swing, visit the on-site chickens and play vintage video games in the on-site arcade.

My Eyelab opening in Cedar Park, plus 2 more local businesses coming soon

Read about these three businesses coming soon to Leander and Cedar Park.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill now serving in Round Rock, plus 2 other area business updates

Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill opened Jan. 7 at 910 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock. The restaurant specializes in New Orleans-inspired menu items, including Cajun-themed appetizers and dishes, seafood and po'boys.

Ali Linan, Nicholas CIcale, Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.