Round Rock, Hutto area recovering from tornado; The Red Poppy Festival will be back in April and other Central Texas news



Bank of America was damaged in the March 21 tornado. (Haley Grace/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

PHOTOS: Widespread tornado damage in Round Rock, Hutto

Multiple tornadoes ripped through central Texas in a severe weather event on March 21.

UPDATE: Tornado lands at Round Rock near I-35, SH 45 N

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeast Williamson County and northeast Travis County through 6:45 p.m. March 21.

The Kalahari will reopen on March 25 following weather damage at Round Rock

Following tornado activity on the evening of March 21, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock will remain closed for several days as it works to assess and repair storm damage.


The Red Poppy Festival will return in April after a three-year hiatus

After two years of pivoting to an October event due to the pandemic, the Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown’s signature event, will this year return to its normal spot on the calendar for the first time since 2019.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Asian-Cajun restaurant Louisiana Crab Shack takes center stage in Texas

The Louisiana Crab Shack is a family restaurant specializing in Asian Cajun cuisine, which puts a spicy twist on traditional Cajun cuisine with its signature Bottom of the Bayou sauce.

Brian Rash, Brooke Sjoberg, Carson Ganong, Grace Dickens and Eddie Harbor contributed to this report.

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