Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Pickleball, entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park

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

Central Austin

The Moontower Comedy Festival will return in September

The Moontower Comedy Festival will hold its 10th annual event Sept. 22-25. The four-day event marks a return to form after 2020's festival was rescheduled across three weekends in spring of this year.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

5 new businesses now open or coming soon to Buda and Kyle

As Buda and Kyle continue to grow rapidly in Hays County, more and more businesses are planting roots there.

HVAC service, Hawaiian food and vinyl records: 10 new businesses now open or coming soon to San Marcos

From the resurrection of a beloved local record store to new dining establishments, businesses continue to open locally.

New Braunfels

Santikos, BBVA Bank and more join MarketPlace in New Braunfels

Located at 651 I-35 Business Loop, New Braunfels, the MarketPlace shopping center is home to more than 30 businesses, including Gold’s Gym and Ernesto’s Jewelry.


Hutto hat shop owner creates custom pieces inspired by classic films

Owner Jimmy Pierce established a physical location for his shop in April 2020, but he said he has had his own hat shop business since 2004 and has been making hats since 1998.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Five Below to open Bee Cave location

The national franchise sells a variety of tech, toy, fashion and decor products ranging from $1 to $10, according to the company’s website.

Olivia Aldridge, Warren Brown, Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Lauren Canterberry, Megan Cardona and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.