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Multiple tornadoes bring damage to Central Texas

(Round Rock Parks & Rec)

Neighboring cities to Austin saw tornados bring damage to homes, businesses and vehicles on Monday evening as a wave of storms passed through Central Texas.

Tornadoes were confirmed in multiple counties, including Round Rock, Elgin, Jarrell and Hutto. No injuries have been reported in these areas so far. Damages will be assessed on Tuesday.

Williamson County experienced two separate tornadoes, County Judge Bill Gravell confirmed. The first tornado hit the ground at I-35 and Texas 45 in Round Rock and passed through Kalahari Resort, damaging vehicles in the parking lot before heading to Granger.

The second tornado started northwest of Jarrell, damaging buildings. The tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in Taylor, Elgin and Hutto. Down south, five tornadoes were also confirmed in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.

More than 9,500 Oncor customers in Williamson County were without power as of 11:25 p.m. Monday, down from 18,000 around 7 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott spoke from Georgetown on Monday night, saying reaffirmed that the county was already under a disaster declaration due to wildfires.

"We will do everything we need to, to make sure that the citizens of Round Rock that have been impacted by this, we get them the help that they need," Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.