Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway work; area doctors give advice on pregnancy, COVID-19 and more Central Texas news

The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)

The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)

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

Southwest Austin

Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway construction

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied a motion to halt the construction of the Oak Hill Parkway in Southwest Austin.

Central Austin



The Driskill Hotel announces newly renovated suites are available

The Driskill Hotel announced Sept. 9 that 14 renovated guest suites are available for reservations, according to a press release.

Maaribu opens home furnishings showroom and more business news around downtown Austin

The showroom’s furniture is inspired by the styles of Scandinavia; Malibu, California; and Marfa.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Deluxe Two Digital Marketing now open in Pflugerville

The company connects local businesses to their customers through indoor digital billboards that display full motion advertisements.

Round Rock

Urban Betty to open Round Rock salon in 2022

Urban Betty will open its third salon location at 3001 Joe DiMaggio Blvd., Ste. 1350, Round Rock, in 2022.

Central Texas

Austin doctors say pregnant individuals should vaccinate, seek monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

Doctors at Austin hospitals are encouraging pregnant individuals to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and to seek monoclonal antibody treatment if they contract the virus.

Benton Graham, Olivia Aldridge, Trent Thompson, Brian Rash and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.



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Dripping Springs ISD board of trustees voted on their annual tax budget on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Dripping Springs ISD)
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