Shopping coming to Congress Ave.; Pflugerville preps tract near Living Spaces and more top Central Texas news

The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Southwest Austin

New 18-acre shopping center in South Austin to open on Congress Ave. this fall

By November, businesses in the new 18-acre shopping center will begin their staggered openings.

Pflugerville-Hutto



Four businesses coming to Hutto in fall 2021

Construction is underway on several new businesses in Hutto.

Pflugerville officials prep 43-acre tract near Living Spaces for development

A 43-acre plat of undeveloped land west of the Living Spaces warehouse in Pflugerville has been rezoned to allow for more flexibility for future development.

Cedar Park-Leander

Cedar Park council OKs Phase 1 construction agreement for Lakeline Park

Lakeline Park, the city of Cedar Park's planned 200-acre project, is progressing with Phase 1 construction expected to begin this summer.

Statewide

Texas state reps. call on Abbott to permit school mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases

Thirty-two Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives signed a July 23 letter urging Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to allow public schools to instate mask mandates and virtual learning options for the 2021-22 school year.


Maggie Quinlan, Megan Cardona, Brain Rash, Taylor Girtman and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.






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Albert (left) and Agon Demi work together to run the sandwich shop. (Photos by Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)
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In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
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Austin area nursing shortage builds as pandemic persists

Hospitals have struggled to staff beds during the delta variant surge.

On Sept. 28, Gov. Greg Abbott announced six appointees to the Texas Energy Reliability Council. (Courtesy The Texas Tribune)
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The appointees include the interim CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, as well as representatives from Samsung, Valero and H-E-B from each of Texas’ largest four metros.

Kilwins is now open on the Square in Georgetown. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin-Travis County shifts down to Stage 4 pandemic risk

Austin Public Health leaders called for continued vigilance against coronavirus to prevent future surges and lighten the load of area ICUs.

Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees voted on their annual tax budget on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Dripping Springs ISD)
Dripping Springs ISD passes slightly lower tax rate, but homeowners will still pay more

Dripping Springs ISD reduced their tax rate slightly, but homeowners will still pay more for the upcoming year.

A lawsuit filed against city officials over the rollout of Austin's land development code rewrite has held up the revision for over a year. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin's land development code lawsuit returns to court in November

The land code rewrite was put on hold last spring due to the pandemic and a Travis County judge's initial ruling against Austin in a lawsuit the city has appealed.

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released. (Community Impact Staff)
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As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released.

The purchase represents the largest electric vehicles procurement in the nation's history, according to Capital Metro. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
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