Proprietor of Austin-area buying facilities information for chapter; leisure advanced coming to Cedar Park and extra high space information

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six shopping centers in the area, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy of the arboretum)

Read last week’s top business and community news from the Central Texas region.

Central Texas

Austin area mall owner files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Washington Prime Group Inc. announced on June 15 that it and its subsidiaries would file voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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• The Office of Police Oversight report finds that complaints against Austin police officers have increased but discipline has decreased in 2020
• North Pleasant Valley Road construction project in East Austin begins June 21st
• Austin Weird Homes Tour ends; Z’Tejas Shuts Down Restaurant Arboretum and Other News from Central Texas
• Travis County pledges to electrify its fleet and double its climate targets
• Indeed Tower in Downtown Austin is sold to a California real estate and development company in a $ 580 million deal

Pickleball, entertainment complex in Cedar Park

Cedar Park will be home to the first of three pickleball and entertainment complexes in central Texas.

Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

RRISD parents request a public forum with the superintendent finalist and postpone the hiring

A total of 16 parents of Round Rock ISD spoke out on June 10th against the possible hiring of superintendent finalist Dr. Hafedh Azaiez without offering a town hall or a meeting.

In the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area, property prices are increasing year on year

The latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows that average house prices are reaching all-time highs in central Texas, including in the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area.


TxDOT is soliciting public opinion on proposed changes to I-35 in Georgetown

The Texas Department of Transportation is accepting public comments through June 26 on a proposed project in Georgetown to improve safety and mobility on I-35 between SE Inner Loop and RM 1431.

Brooke Sjoberg, Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, and Trent Thompson contributed to this report.

Cedar Level Providing Full Season of Leisure in 2021

Sandusky, OH – Cedar Point has a full season of entertainment in 2021, including celebrating its 150th anniversary in the heart of summer.

With the health and safety of guests and staff at the forefront, Cedar Point is excited to offer a full season of entertainment in 2021.

Also returning are special events, a spectacular nightly parade and party, a new family river adventure trip and the chance to win the unparalleled ticket of a lifetime.

Border festival

Celebrating Hope, Health and Harvest, the Frontier Festival kicks off the season on opening day, Friday May 14th. Frontier Town transforms into a Wild West hootenanny full of live music, interactive games for adults and children, festive decor and street performers, and a delicious menu and drink menu.

The Frontier Festival takes place on the weekend of May 14-16 and May 21-23, then every day from May 28th to June 13th.

Snake River Expedition

Parents, children, grandparents, and thrill seekers can join the mission to smuggle valuable goods around Adventure Island on the new Snake River Expedition cruise.

The Snake River Expedition is scheduled to open on May 29th and will be in operation through Labor Day on September 6th.

Celebration of the 150th anniversary

The heart of summer is set to warm as Cedar Point’s 150th anniversary continues. The centerpiece will be the Celebrate 150 Spectacular Parade and Night Party, with larger-than-life floats (some more than two stories high) depicting moments in the park’s rich history, talented dancers, acrobats and performers, an energetic soundtrack, and a grand finale like Nothing else.

Special commemorative items will also be available during the celebration, including limited edition buttons, collection pens, 150th anniversary logo items, books and more.

The 150th anniversary celebration takes place daily from June 26th to August 15th.

Ticket of a lifetime

This summer, guests have one last chance to win a Cedar Point Ticket of a Lifetime, an exclusive ticket that allows each winner (along with three guests) free entry to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores for the rest of their lives Waterpark has.

Guests have the chance to win one each day by scanning their mobile devices at the Courtesy Corps guest information kiosks throughout the park. Every day, guests who register have five chances to win the ticket of a lifetime. You also have the option to be one of 150 winners per day to be upgraded to the CP 150 VIP Club which gives you access to two exclusive VIP areas, several one-time Fast Lane passes, VIP tour of the parade and night time get party and more. During the celebration of the 150th anniversary from June 26th to August 15th there is the opportunity to win a Ticket of a Lifetime every day in the park.

Cedar Point Nights

The summer season culminates in Cedar Point Nights, the park’s nightly celebration at the place where it all began – Cedar Point Beach. The annual festival features a new dining in the dark experience, interactive beach games, fire pits, glow games and décor, live entertainment and the electric nighttime atmosphere of the world’s best rides and roller coasters.

Cedar Point Nights will be held while the park will operate from August 6th through Labor Day September 6th.

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