Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)

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

Cedar Park-Leander

Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

The Connecticut-based company specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes.

Southwest Austin



Bubble tea, therapy and three other new businesses coming to Southwest Austin

A new day care, salon and bubble tea spot are coming to Southwest Austin soon, along with two other new businesses.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Local florist Kyle Flower Shop awarded best small business by the city

Kristy Clanton has been running Kyle Flower Shop for three years, but she has been in the floral industry for almost two decades. Of note, the flower shop on Bunton Creek Road recently won the city of Kyle’s Excellence in Commerce award for small business of the year.

Georgetown

Fire at Georgetown facility claims 75 dogs

A fire at the Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown resulted in the deaths of 75 dogs late on Sept. 18. according to a release from the City of Georgetown.

Georgetown's Shake's rebrands as Frozen Flamingo with expanded menu

Shake’s, located at 1208 Williams Drive, Georgetown, is rebranding to Frozen Flamingo with an expanded menu.

Taylor Girtman, Maggie Quinlan, Zara Flores, Eddie Harbour and Trent Thompson contributed to this report.



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Waterfall Drive was reconstructed from its connection point at Independence Boulevard to the south end of the street near Long Rock Drive. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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The committee will provide input on Capital Metro's expanded public safety department to the transit agency's board of directors.  (Courtesy Capital Metro)
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The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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