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.

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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.

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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.



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The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period across Texas roads will start on May 24. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TxDOT will launch annual ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign Monday, May 24

The campaign comes after a 2020 that saw a 16% increase in deaths of unbuckled motorists.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public schools can't require students, staff to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Abbott says

"Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

See how Leander and Cedar Park real estate fared in April. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Median price of a Leander-Cedar Park home surpasses $500K

See how Leander and Cedar Park real estate fared in April.

Photo of the Austin skyline from Zilker Park
Austin-Travis County moves down to Stage 2 coronavirus risk, relaxes mask recommendations for vaccinated individuals

Fully vaccinated residents of Travis County now have the option to forego a mask in most circumstances.

Leander ISD administrative building
Leander ISD weighs future bond considering $1.5 billion in projects

To meet student growth, the school district is considering a November bond election for construction, technology, renovation and capital projects.

Photo of shoppers eyeing a table of books
Texas Book Festival announces in-person and online events this fall

The annual festival will have a hybrid model this year after going virtual in 2020.

Raising Cane's sells chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches, crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast and more. (Courtesy Raising Cane's)
Raising Cane's to open 2nd Cedar Park restaurant; Tacodeli coming to Circle C and more Central Texas news

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

Here is what you need to know today about COVID-19 in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Positivity rate drops to 3% in Williamson County, plus more COVID-19 news

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

Photo of an H-E-B store
H-E-B makes curbside services free

Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.

raising cane's chicken
Raising Cane's opening second Cedar Park location in June

The second Cedar Park location is opening near Lakeline Mall.