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Rising Tide: High Lake Travis level leads to local business boom

In July 2013, Lake Travis, the reservoir lake that provides drinking water for the Austin metro area, was a low 625 feet deep in the dead heat of a lingering drought. more

Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations in Austin last year after Uber and Lyft left the city, is now seeing its ridership cut in half since the two returned to town. more

Austin-based deals app expands to Cedar Park area

An Austin-based, deal finding app recently expanded its services to the Cedar Park area, where local businesses are hosting specialized deals. Skout Deals is a location-based app that can help users … more

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Cedar Park

One of Austin’s soulful fast-casual burrito restaurants has come to roost in Cedar Park’s Parke retail center. more

Hill Country News names new editor

Hill Country News is now under the leadership of a new editor. Nick Brothers, formerly of Fayetteville, Ark., was hired as managing editor of Hill Country News in May and started the new job May 30.  Prior to moving to the area, Brothers was … more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24. more

St. David’s breaks ground on new Leander hospital

St. David’s HealthCare announced last week that it is building a freestanding emergency medical center at San Gabriel Parkway and Highway 183 in Leander. The groundbreaking last Thursday on the 52-acre parcel of land was the start of construction … more

Cedar Park could get its first vertical mixed-use building soon

Public hearings on a proposed vertical mixed-use building that would house 263 residential apartments as well as office/retail space in Cedar Park drew no public comments at the council’s regular meeting on April 13.However, council members … more

Software company leaving Austin for Cedar Park

The Cedar Park Town Center is about to become a lot more techy as a multichannel cloud call center software business moves into the area. During the council’s last meeting, members approved the purchase of 3.464 acres of land in the Town … more

Leander PostNet celebrates 10 year anniversary

PostNet in Leander is turning 10 years old – a significant milestone for the printing and shipping small business that opened at 651 N. US Highway 183 on Feb. 12, 2007, just two weeks before the opening of Leander’s first grocery store: The … more

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opening in Cedar Park next month

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen is opening at a new location in Cedar Park in early July. The new restaurant and bar, known for its appetizing menus, will open at 1310 Whitestone Blvd. near the corner … more

Chuy’s opens in Cedar Park next month

Chuy’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch food, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and eclectic design, has begun hiring approximately 175 employees for its new Cedar Park location.Scheduled to open Jan. 31, … more

Toyota of Cedar Park dealership opens

At the grand opening of Toyota of Cedar Park, organizers rolled out the red carpet for an evening of food, drinks and live music celebrating the new car dealership Tuesday, June 6.A ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from dealership executives … more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park Council for the permit for the new business after … more

Cedar Park Council may repeal and replace current zoning ordinances

In an effort to make zoning ordinances more helpful to citizens, the Cedar Park City Council will consider a recommendation from the city's planning and zoning commission to repeal and replace current zoning ordinances.The planning and zoning … more

Bring your dog to the bar?

Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park in Leander, a dog park and bar on 2.5 acres off of FM 1431, is part of the growing national trend by pet entrepreneurs who want to offer gathering places where dogs and their owners can socialize together while the … more

Whole Foods opens in Cedar Park

While everything may be ‘bigger in Texas,’ Whole Foods Market is banking on smaller to be the key for Cedar Park area customers. more

Cedar Park implements stricter noise regulations

During its last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council adopted new noise regulations that limit the level of sound both residential and nonresidential properties are allowed to generate. Last spring, city staff performed a noise assessment study … more

Area pet clinic offers new treatment for Canine Distemper

White Angel Animal Hospital, located in Austin, is making quite a name for itself. The facility offers experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals. The hospital’s owner … more

Cedar Park Regional now offers Transoral Robotic Surgery

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) now offers transoral robotic surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This new modality has revolutionized surgery through providing improved visualization and access to the excess tissue in the tongue … more
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