Whataburger opens at Round Rock; Austin-Travis County Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Risk and More Central Texas News

Round Rock’s third location opened on May 17 (Trent Thompson / Community Impact Newspaper)

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Whataburger opens 3rd Round Rock site

Whataburger opened its third location in Round Rock on May 17th at 17000 N. RM 620, near the intersection at O’Connor Drive.

Scandinavian furniture company builds 43,000 square foot warehouse in Round Rock

Construction is underway at a 43,000 square foot showroom and furniture warehouse in Round Rock. Scandinavian Spaces opened in February the facility located at 1990 Steam Way, Round Rock, and the facility will be completed in December.

Eyemart Express opens new location in Round Rock

Eyemart Express moved on May 17th to its new storefront at 2800 S. I-35, Round Rock. The 3,351 square foot prescription eyewear business offers more improved safety protocols, more in-store signage, and brighter lighting.

Austin Center

Texas Book Festival announces in-person and online events this fall

The Texas Book Festival will host a hybrid festival in fall 2021, with in-person and online events, festival planners announced on May 17.

Travis County

Austin-Travis County Moves to Stage 2 Coronavirus Risk, Relaxes Mask Recommendations for People Vaccinated

Austin Public Health has lowered the city of Austin and Travis County coronavirus risk status to Stage 2, the community’s lowest risk level since the start of the pandemic.


Public schools cannot require students and staff to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Abbott said

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents and other staff or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Governor Greg Abbott said in an executive order issued on May 18.

Amy Denney, Trent Thompson, Olivia Aldridge, and Anna Lotz contributed to this report.

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