New H-E-B coming to Leander and more Central Texas news

Leander’s newest H-E-B will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
Leander’s newest H-E-B will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

Leander’s newest H-E-B will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

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Leander-Cedar Park

New 102,000-square-foot H-E-B store slated to open in fall 2021 in Leander

H-E-B officially announced plans for a second store in Leander on Oct. 9.

Lake Travis-Westlake



Kwik Chek convenience store to rebrand as Texas Born; Bee Cave location coming soon

Convenience store chain Kwik Chek announced plans Oct. 2 to rebrand to Texas Born as a way to emphasize the company’s ties to the state. All 47 Kwik Chek locations including the upcoming location at 15701 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, will be rebranded over the next three years, with some stores undergoing the process by the end of 2020, according to a press release from the company.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Drive-thru The Human Bean espresso shop coming to Pflugerville, and 3 other business updates


A new coffee shop is in the works for Pflugerville. Read on about The Human Bean, an Oregon-based espresso bar, and three other business updates.

Georgetown

Versona opens Oct. 8, plus other Georgetown business news

Versona opened its latest location Oct. 8 in Wolf Ranch Town Center at 1021 W. University Drive, Georgetown. The women's fashion boutique sells apparel, jewelry and accessories.

Friends of the Georgetown Public Library seeks donations to assist with fund shortages

The Friends is initiating a new campaign called the "Giving Season." Officials hope the December fundraiser will become an annual event.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Pilot parking program in San Marcos seeks to aid downtown businesses

A new pilot program designed to help San Marcos businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19 will begin Oct. 12.

New Braunfels

Volunteers needed for 4th annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge in New Braunfels


The event has traditionally been a single-day effort, but this year it will last through the month of October, and participants will not have to preregister.

Rustic furniture store Casa Décor in New Braunfels to celebrate one year in business

Rustic furniture shop Casa Décor is celebrating its one-year anniversary Nov. 1. Located at 1671 S. I-35, Ste. 302, New Braunfels, the shop is one of three others in Texas, including one in El Paso and one that is temporarily closed in Boerne. Founded in 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Casa Décor sells furniture as well as home and wall decor.

Brian Rash, Amy Rae Dadamo, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Lauren Canterberry, Kelsey Thompson and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Dec. 2 in Cedar Park near RM 1431 and West New Hope Road, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Courtesy Pexels)
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The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The city of Cedar Park will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Heritage Oak Park on Dec. 3. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
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Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

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Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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