Shopping network moving headquarters to Cedar Park; $17B Samsung facility coming to Taylor and more top Central Texas news

Cable television jewelry channel Shop LC will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park with a $50 million capital investment. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cable television jewelry channel Shop LC will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park with a $50 million capital investment. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

Cable television jewelry channel Shop LC will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park with a $50 million capital investment. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

Catch up on the latest business news from Central Texas.

Shopping network moving headquarters to Cedar Park

Cable television shopping network Shop LC will relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park with $5.4 million in economic development incentives from the city.

Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a mega-facility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.


Willie's Grill & Icehouse coming to Pflugerville

Willie’s serves a diverse menu of food and drinks that includes burgers, tacos, sandwiches and coastal cuisine.

The Garden at the Summit opens at Rivery Park in Georgetown

The Garden at the Summit is an Italian restaurant from chef Tim Lane influenced by traditional North End Boston Italian seafood with mussels, crab cakes, lobster bisque and an assortment of pasta dishes on the menu, similar to its first location, the Garden at Ellera in Bee Cave.

Pitmaster turns focus from sandwiches to smoked meats in Northwest Austin

The past year of COVID-19 pandemic alerts may have put a stop to many things, but the fires within InterStellar BBQ have stayed lit 22 hours a day.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Eddie Harbour and Trent Thompson continued to this report.


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San Marcos Fuel Express is located at 5403 I-35, San Marcos. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Fuel Express now open

The new gas station also features a drive-thru car wash and Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

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)
Mosquito trap in Cedar Park tests positive Dec. 2 for West Nile virus

This is the second positive test reported in Williamson County this week.

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The project will add two tolled and one non-tolled lane in each direction.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

The city of Cedar Park will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony at Heritage Oak Park on Dec. 3. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Tree lightings, live music: 5 events in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, Dec. 2-5

Here are five Christmas events happening this weekend in Cedar Park and Leander.  

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

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)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

HappyRito Seafood opened Nov. 18 in the Lakeline Plaza shopping center. (Courtesy HappyRito Seafood)
HappyRito Seafood opens Vietnamese, Cajun restaurant at Lakeline Plaza

The restaurant serves a variety of seafood and po'boy sandwiches.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Nov. 29 in Leander. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Leander mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

The positive trap was found near Devine Lake Park.