10:50 AM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

Bee Cave French pastry house Foliepop's opens for online orders

Foliepop’s, a new french pastry and coffee house cafe at the Hill Country Galleria, opened for online orders July 29 with daily pickup and deliveries available starting Aug. 2.


Latest Austin police budget proposal seeks compromise, longer-term commitment to transformational change

The effort to make significant changes to the Austin Police Department has been met with clashing interests.


Travis County health authority tells residents to 'stay the course' as cases plateau

Austin Public Health reported 273 new cases Aug. 5, higher than the seven-day moving average of 218 daily confirmed COVID-19 cases. APH also confirmed 41 new hospital admissions of coronavirus.




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.


See how coronavirus cases have grown in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Austin Public Health reported a total of 21,549 coronavirus cases in Travis County as of Aug. 3. Of that, there have been 19,266 recovered cases and 285 fatalities.


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

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



Lakeway's first budget session in August sees city's taxable value exceed $5 billion

The Aug. 3 virtual work session from Lakeway City Council focused on the city's certified property tax values, which came in at more than $5 billion.


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.


LCRA: Lake Travis dips below 80%, as expected

As of Aug. 3, Lake Travis is at 77% capacity, according to data from LCRA.



Lakeway to see the addition of Frenchies Modern Nail Care, a natural nail salon

The location will specialize in manicures, pedicures and nail designs with vegan options available.


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.


Leander ISD schedules open houses for pre-K through 12th grade

Leander ISD has scheduled virtual open houses for students in pre-K through 12th grade.


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.



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.