New Oak Hill H-E-B coming in Aug. plus Cedar Park-Leander business updates: News from Central Texas

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Southwest Austin

H-E-B plans to open new Oak Hill store in August

H-E-B announced in the fall of 2019 it would move its Oak Hill store about 1 mile to the west, close its current location and open a new 90,000-square foot store due to the impending Texas Department of Transportation project to widen Hwy. 290.

According to representatives from H-E-B, that new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826.

Letterpress Play moves to South Congress, new location for Drinks Lounge and more South Austin business news

Letterpress studio and stationery shop Letterpress Play moved operations to a new location at 2002 S. Congress Ave., Austin, on Feb. 2. The business offers zero waste paper toys, cards, posters and more.

Seven businesses set to make South Austin debuts at South Congress Station this spring

South Congress Station, a shopping center that has been under construction since 2018 at 8900 S. Congress Drive, Austin, is scheduled to have its first round of retail tenants open this spring.

Leander-Cedar Park

Domino's Pizza to move from Bell Blvd. location, plus 5 more Cedar Park-Leander business updates

These six businesses are now open, coming soon, relocating or expanding services.


Red Poppy Festival likely moved to October with virtual events in the spring

The Red Poppy Festival will likely be held in October as POPPtober Fest, after the fate of the annual event was discussed in a Feb. 9 Georgetown City Council workshop meeting.

Georgetown Square extended outdoor dining, shopping to continue

Georgetown City Council voted to extend its temporary program that allows Georgetown Square businesses to expand into parking areas for socially distant shopping and eating Feb. 9.

Round Rock

Heart of Round Rock holds storied history of city’s oldest African American church

Founded in 1885, St. Paul AME is the oldest African American church in Round Rock. Founding families included the Sauls, Mays, Dixon, Washington, Wheeler, Freeman and Earl families.


Kinder Haus Childcare instills curiosity, wonder for natural world through education

While the eastern portion of the city has rapidly grown in recent years, Kinder Haus holds closely to its foundational roots, co-owner Jack Payne said.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

From Mediterranean BBQ to craft doughnuts: 5 businesses now open in San Marcos

From a new pizza chain to a nonprofit helping underrepresented communities to a craft doughnut shop, here are some of the new establishments in the area.

Brian Rash, Jack Flagler, Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


The new 35-story building overlooks Lady Bird Lake and Shoal Creek. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Workers celebrate topping out of Austin 'sailboat building' concrete structure

Workers who contribute to the construction of the Block 185 building celebrated topping off the structure, a big milestone for the development project that began in 2019.

A system to identify at-risk Austin Police Department employees has not been effective. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Audit finds Austin police system to flag at-risk officers is failing

Austin's city auditor and police chief agree the police department's computer program to identify at-risk officers is not fulfilling its mission.

A rise in COVID-19 cases has Travis County back in stage 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin reverts to Stage 4 guidelines with rising delta variant cases

As delta variant COVID -19 cases are sending more young people to local ICUs, The Austin-Travis County Health Authority has moved the area back to guidelines that require masks indoors.

Opening day at Q2 Stadium
US men’s soccer team to visit Q2 Stadium this fall

The U.S. men's national team will host Jamaica for a FIFA World Cup qualifier game on Oct. 7.

Capital Metro is hosting a series of virtual meetings to hear feedback from the community on the latest Project Connect designs. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Capital Metro seeks community input on latest Project Connect design

Want to have your voice heard about Project Connect? Tune in to the upcoming virtual meetings.

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Dozens of Austin residents spoke virtually and in person July 22 to share their thoughts on the city's proposed fiscal year 2021-22 budget. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Police funding again takes center stage in public hearing on Austin's proposed FY 2021-22 budget

Dozens of city residents calling into or appearing at City Hall on July 22 shared their thoughts about policing and the city's spending plan.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Z'Tejas margarita
Where to celebrate National Tequila Day this year around Austin

From mezcal bars to frozen margarita specials, here is a list of places to celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24.

Photo of men at a restaurant
New American restaurant 1417 launches on South First, plus more openings in South Austin

The bistro comes from the team behind downtown French gastropub Hopfield's.