Stiles Switch BBQ to open in Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew will open its Cedar Park restaurant at 11 a.m. Aug. 21. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew will open its Cedar Park restaurant at 11 a.m. Aug. 21. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew will open its Cedar Park restaurant at 11 a.m. Aug. 21. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Leander-Cedar Park

Stiles Switch BBQ in Cedar Park to open Aug. 21

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew will open its Cedar Park location Aug. 21.

The Austin-based barbecuer, located at 800 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. A1, Cedar Park, will open at 11 a.m. with on-site smoked barbecue, scratch-made sides and desserts, according to an Aug. 18 Facebook post. The new location will also have new liquor offerings.

Guns Warehouse: Cedar Park business serving community and law enforcement since 2015

After nearly 20 years of working in and owning gun shops in Austin, Russ Friesz decided to look homeward for his next business venture.

Friesz moved to Cedar Park in 1998 and watched as the city grew gradually—then rapidly—around him.

“I saw a need here in Cedar Park,” he said.

Central Austin

Enchiladas Y Mas reopens on West Anderson Lane

Enchiladas Y Mas opened Aug. 18 at 1911 W. Anderson Lane, Austin. New owners Eva and Carmen Hernandez, who bought the restaurant from original owners and family members Robert and Mary Martinez, announced the restaurant will be offering margaritas to go.


Georgetown ISD continues meal-distribution services during three weeks of virtual learning

Georgetown ISD will continue to serve breakfast and lunch options during the first three weeks of virtual learning.

Multiple Georgetown groups give back to teachers, students as school year kicks off

The Georgetown Area Junior Forum, assisted by some additional volunteers from Willie’s Grill & Icehouse, handed out school supplies Aug. 11 to students in the Georgetown area at the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Northwest Austin

Movie nights and wine pairings: 4 things to do across Northwest Austin through August

From the annual South By Southwest Conference & Festivals to independent music shows, events across the city of Austin have been postponed or canceled altogether in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some executive orders from Gov. Greg Abbott have allowed certain businesses to reopen and host visitors. Here are some upcoming events to safely check out in the coming weeks in and around Northwest Austin.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen closes its Austin location

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen closed its location Aug. 1 within the Trails at 620 shopping center at 8300 N. RM 620, Austin. The California-influenced Italian restaurant first opened in the Greater Austin area five years ago and offered wood-fired pizza, cocktails and other dishes.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels ISD to offer a vaccination clinic for students

On Aug. 20, New Braunfels ISD will host a free immunization/vaccination clinic for district students.

Extra Space Storage now open in New Braunfels

Extra Space Storage, located at 1360 Ranch Parkway, New Braunfels, held its grand opening July 31. The storage franchise offers size options ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to the larger 10 feet by 25 feet spaces, and monthly rates start at $39.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Rebel Drive in Kyle to be renamed Fajita Drive in support of ‘community camaraderie’

Kyle City Council voted unanimously to rename Rebel Drive to Fajita Drive, a name officials said is significant to local culture and better suited to reflect the diversity of the city.

Buda's TexStar Chiropractic celebrates first anniversary

TexStar Chiropractic celebrated its first anniversary in July. The Austin-based health care franchise’s Hays County location is at 181 Cimarron Park Loop, Ste. D, Buda.

Kissing Tree community in San Marcos opens new pool, fitness center

Kissing Tree, a development built for residents 55 and older located at 201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos, has announced the grand opening of its new pool and a fitness center, which includes a lap pool—all of which are now open to residents. The opening marks the completion of Kissing Tree’s 45,000-square-foot amenity center.

Ali Linan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Lauren Canterberry, Amy Rae Dadamo, Jack Flagler, Brian Rash, Iain Oldman and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.