Dell Diamond lifts mask mandate; Buda positioning itself as food, dining hot spot and more Central Texas news

The Round Rock Express play at Dell Diamond against the Sugar Land Skeeters on May 13, the first game without the mask requirement. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
The Round Rock Express play at Dell Diamond against the Sugar Land Skeeters on May 13, the first game without the mask requirement. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The Round Rock Express play at Dell Diamond against the Sugar Land Skeeters on May 13, the first game without the mask requirement. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

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

Round Rock

Dell Diamond in Round Rock lifts mask mandate

Face coverings are no longer required at Dell Diamond in Round Rock following an updated health and safety policy from Major League Baseball on May 13.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle



Buda positioning itself as food, dining hot spot in Central Texas

In roughly the last year, Buda has been quietly adding to its number of unique eateries, both brick and mortar and mobile.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Lake Travis-area businesses to recruit new employees through virtual job fair

Those looking for employment in the Lake Travis area will have access to a virtual job fair May 18.

Central Austin

Four Central Austin businesses on the move

These four businesses are moving to new homes in Central Austin.

Georgetown

Estrada Garcia Gallery relocates in Georgetown

The Estrada Garcia Gallery relocated to 823 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, on May 1. The gallery features art works by Judith Estrada Garcia and other local artists, such as Judith Miller.

Leander-Cedar Park

Auto Detail Pros relocates to Leander from Northwest Austin

Auto Detail Pros relocated its business to Leander from Northwest Austin on May 1, according to owner Jonah Gomez.

Statewide

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

Fully vaccinated Americans can forego face coverings both outdoors and indoors, new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 13 stated.

Emma Whalen, Megan Cardona, Brian Rash, Amy Rae Dadamo, Fernanda Figueroa, Olivia Aldridge and Taylor Girtman Contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

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.