Texas Stars to play in Feb.; city facilities close to public and more Central Texas news

After their last season was canceled in the spring following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, the Texas Stars will return to play in early February. (Courtesy Texas Stars)
After their last season was canceled in the spring following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, the Texas Stars will return to play in early February. (Courtesy Texas Stars)

After their last season was canceled in the spring following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, the Texas Stars will return to play in early February. (Courtesy Texas Stars)

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

Leander-Cedar Park

Texas Stars to drop puck on 2021 AHL season in early February

After their last season was canceled in the spring following the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, the Texas Stars will return to play later this winter.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



Hutto City Hall closed to public until further notice, citing rising COVID-19 case counts


The city of Hutto announced Jan. 5 that Hutto City Hall would be closed to the public until further notice. Public meetings scheduled during the week of Jan. 3 will continue as planned, per the announcement.

Georgetown

Apparel store Kermode Outdoor opens in Georgetown, plus more business news

Kermode Outdoor Development Group, also known as Kermode Outdoors, opened a brick-and-mortar business in Georgetown on Nov. 1.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Maroni's Pizza Kitchen now open in San Marcos

Maroni’s Pizza Kitchen, located at 117 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, opened Nov. 16 in a spot formerly occupied by a Jimmy John’s.

San Marcos extends city facility closures through Jan. 31

The city of San Marcos has extended closures of public facilities through Jan. 31 as a result of rising COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations in San Marcos and Hays County, a Jan. 6 press release stated.

New Braunfels

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop and 6 more businesses now open in New Braunfels


Mi Frijoles Taco Shop held a soft opening at 123 S. Union Ave., New Braunfels, on Dec. 13.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Austin’s Hotel Granduca purchased by California-based hotel group


Pacific Hospitality Group, an Irvine, California-based hotel company, announced Dec. 22 the purchase of Hotel Granduca Austin, located in the city’s Westlake area.

Warren Brown, Kelsey Thompson, Amy Rae Dadamo, Iain Oldman, Brian Rash, Ali Linan and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.