Pro pickleball league coming to Dripping Springs; The Kebab Shop opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Major League PIckleball is holding its inaugural tournament at Dreamland in Dripping Springs. (Courtesy Rankin White for Major League Pickleball)
Major League PIckleball is holding its inaugural tournament at Dreamland in Dripping Springs. (Courtesy Rankin White for Major League Pickleball)

Major League PIckleball is holding its inaugural tournament at Dreamland in Dripping Springs. (Courtesy Rankin White for Major League Pickleball)

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

Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

New pickleball league launches with inaugural tournament in Dripping Springs

Upstart sports league Major League Pickleball has selected Dreamland in Dripping Springs to host its inaugural tournament.

Succulent Native opens new South Lamar shop and more South Austin business news



Succulent Native held the grand opening of its new shop at 2058 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, on Sept. 18.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Hutto Memorial Stadium on track to open Oct. 15

The district will hold a ribbon cutting at the renovated stadium on Oct. 15, then Hutto High School will play its homecoming game against Stony Point High School at the upgraded facility.

The Kebab Shop open for business in Pflugerville

The restaurant's menu of Mediterranean food includes kebabs; falafel; wraps; and carved chicken, lamb and beef.

Cedar Park-Leander

New coworking spaces open, plus 3 more Cedar Park and Leander updates

Coworking company Wilco Workspaces opened July 26 at 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200B, Leander.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Clothing boutique now open in Bee Cave

Apricot Lane Boutique opened Sept. 16 at the Hill Country Galleria, 12800 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

Iain Oldman, Olivia Aldridge, Carson Ganong, Taylor Girtman and Greg Perliski contributed to this report.



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Austin's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission certified its final City Council district map plan for the 2020s Oct. 27. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin's updated City Council district map certified; new boundaries will last through 2020s

The decadelong mapping plan was developed by a panel of city residents in a process designed to be independent and nonpartisan.

The toll increases are higher this year, as a result of inflation increasing the consumer price index over the past year. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Texas tolling agency moves forward with 5% toll increases for 2022

The increases range from $0.02 to $0.10 per toll and will take effect Jan. 1.

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.

Dripping Springs ISD hopes to speed up licensing for bus drivers by sending them to a San Antonio school district for testing. (Community Impact Staff)
Amid driver shortage, future Dripping Springs ISD bus drivers will go to San Antonio for testing to speed up licensing

Drivers have had lengthy delays getting licensed through the Texas Department of Public Safety, so they will now be tested in San Antonio.

Photo of Austin's skyline
Austin health authorities outline COVID-19 surge risks while eyeing possible shift to Stage 2

While Austin and Travis County remain under Stage 3 guidelines, hospitalizations have moved into possible Stage 2 territory.

Giselle Copa, an Austin Community College pharmacy student, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for administration. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
At least 81% of Austin ISD staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per district data

After the district had staff sign up for bonuses only available to fully vaccinated employees, the district can count its vaccinated employees at over 8,000.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

More than 35,000 passengers traveled through the airport on Oct. 25, the Monday following the 2021 F1 U.S. Grand Prix. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sees busiest day ever following 2021 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

The new record topped the previous busiest day by more than 3,000 passengers.

City, county and community leaders gathered Oct. 21 to share an update on funding of the $515 million Summit Plan aimed at housing thousands of residents. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin leaders outline $515M homelessness spending plan with more than 75% of funding in place

Officials provided an update on a $515 million plan to house thousands of people experiencing homelessness and provide related social services Oct. 21.

The Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees met Oct. 25 and discussed the possibility of approving a bonus for all district employees. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dripping Springs ISD considers approving bonuses for all district employees

With staffing shortages persistent, the district is considering upping its annual bonus amount from last year's $500 lump sum payments.

The new Oak Hill H-E-B is scheduled to open Oct. 27. (Courtesy of H-E-B)
New Oak Hill H-E-B in Southwest Austin opening on schedule

The 90,000-square-foot space will open a mile west of the old Oak Hill store.