2:35 PM Aug 4, 2020 CDT

Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


Dell Children's begins pediatric heart transplant program

The hospital says the new program means children and their families will no longer have to travel outside of Central Texas for complex heart transplant procedures.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.



Downtown Austin news: Tumble 22 opens Lake Austin location, BookPeople celebrates 50 years and more

Find the latest news updates from the downtown area, including Lonesome Dove offering a new, casual takeout concept and the executive director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra announcing his retirement.


Austin ISD could delay its first day of school until Sept. 8

Austin ISD will vote at a special meeting Aug. 6 to possibly delay the start of the coming school year.


Austin Public Health confirms 36 new coronavirus hospitalizations, 335 cases

For the fifth day in a row, Austin area hospitals have reported fewer than 40 average daily COVID-19 admissions.


Business updates from Cedar Park, Leander; Fat City pop-up to open in Austin: News from Central Texas

Read the most recent business and community news from the Austin area.




Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


The Peached Tortilla, Yard Bar launch Fat City pop-up concept

The Peached Tortilla will serve a menu of chicken fingers, fries and sliders Aug. 7-8 from the kitchen of Yard Bar, its Burnet Road neighbor.


7 things Austin ISD parents should know heading into August

From the upcoming board election filing deadline to virtual learning and administrative personnel changes, this is what Austin ISD families should know heading into this month.



Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.


Travis County adds 247 new COVID-19 cases Aug. 2, continuing recent trend

Overall in Travis County, there have been 21,214 coronavirus cases since mid-March.





In effort to manage crowds, Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt will require reservations for next 5 months

Closed since July 4 weekend, the Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts will reopen Aug. 8.


Despite downward trend in COVID-19 cases, health officials say Travis County has 'long way to go'

Maintaining Stage 4 health restrictions may help the county prepare for the coming school year.


News from East Austin: Eden East farm moves to Bastrop, The Brewer's Table closes, Fukumoto celebrates anniversary and more

The latest updates from East Austin include a new picnic event series at wedding venue Barr Mansion, a virtual fundraising event from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area and more.


Central Austin real estate and development news: ACC buildings ready to open in 2021; COVID-19 causes home sale drop

Construction continues on ACC's Central Austin campuses. Meanwhile, the home sales market in Central Austin saw a bounce-back in June.



Austin City Council further commits to combating institutional racism with string of agreements

The resolutions ranged from deeming racism a public health crisis to formalizing Juneteenth as a city holiday.


Travis County adds 278 new coronavirus cases July 30

Austin Public Health also confirmed 46 new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Austin area.


Georgetown seeking mural artists, more on Kalahari opening in Round Rock: News from Central Texas

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.