MAY 25 ROUNDUP: Business updates from Central Texas

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)
With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs. (Courtesy Hopdoddy Burger Bar)

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas business news here.

6 barbecue-inspired family meals to celebrate Memorial Day 2020, support Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto restaurants

With social distancing measures still in place, celebrate Memorial Day weekend from the comfort of your home with these takeout family packs.

Spare Time Texas to reopen in Pflugerville

Spare Time Texas will reopen its Pflugerville location May 22 for in-person services, following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus, the company announced in a May 19 release.



Several Georgetown breweries ready to open May 22

Georgetown’s Barking Armadillo Brewing had been open two weeks before being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now the new business is ready to open again May 22, after Gov. Greg Abbott gave permission to breweries to open at 25% capacity. But co-owner of the brewery Jacob Trimm said he has mixed emotions about opening.

Typhoon Texas opening date delayed due to pandemic; reopening pending governor's orders

During Pflugerville Community Development Corp.'s May 20 meeting, Typhoon Texas Chief Financial Officer Ray DeLaughter confirmed the outdoor water park would not be opening Memorial Day weekend due to the pandemic.

H-E-B opening new South Austin store near Slaughter Lane June 10

After a few delays this spring, H-E-B has set June 10 as the official opening date for its newest supermarket, located at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin, near Slaughter Lane.

Flow Yoga to relocate flagship Cedar Park studio in June

Flow Yoga will relocate its Cedar Park location in June to 202 Walton Way, Ste. 200, Cedar Park.

P. Terry's opens new location near UT campus

P. Terry's opened a new location at 517 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, on May 19.

Handmade jewelry store opens at the Hill Country Galleria

Anvil + Aura opened May 7 at the Hill Country Galleria at 1280 Hill Country Boulevard, Ste. E120, Bee Cave.

Surf Thru Express Carwash is coming soon to Bee Cave

Surf Thru Express Carwash is coming soon to Bee Cave at 16600 Sweetwater Village, Bee Cave. The business offers an express exterior car wash allowing customers to remain in their vehicles through the wash process.

Reopening: Here's what to expect when visiting these South Austin gyms this week

Gyms across the state of Texas can begin operations for the first time since March on May 18, as orders by Gov. Greg Abbott go into effect allowing the facilities to reopen at 25% capacity and with new health guidelines in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Nicholas Cicale, Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Stage 5 is not triggered by an exact number but could be triggered anywhere above 70 hospitalizations per day over the past seven days, depending on the recent rate of the increase. (Courtesy Travis County)
With 74.8 new hospitalizations per day over past week, Travis County could move into coronavirus risk Stage 5

Under Stage 5, Austin Public Health could suggest only essential businesses remain open.

A screen capture of a virtual meeting of the Travis County Commissioners Court, feauring Gerald Daugherty and Sam Biscooe sitting in the courtroom
Travis County sets legal team discussion on Tesla economic incentives for July 8

County commissioners will hear a briefing from Travis County's economic development staff and possibly take a vote when they reconvene July 8.

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines about on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.

The YMCA of Greater Austin was one of thousands of entities in Austin to receive a loan through the Payroll Protection Program. Statewide, over $40 billion was loaned to more than 382,000 recipients. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Thousands of Central Austin businesses received hundreds of millions in PPP loan dollars to survive through the pandemic

Alamo Drafthosue and Torchy's Tacos were among the local businesses to receive the largest loans, but 85% of Central Austin recipients received $150,000 or less.

Edward Logan is the new CEO of Sport Clips Inc. (Courtesy Sport Clips Inc.)
New Sport Clips Haircuts CEO to succeed founder

In his early work with Sport Clips, Edward oversaw the company-owned stores, taking many of them to top performers within the system.

In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.

New guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.

The State Fair of Texas is expected to return in 2021. (Courtesy Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas)
State Fair of Texas cancels 2020 season

This is the eighth time in the fair’s 134-year history that the event has been called off.

Interim President Jay Hartzell said in a letter to the UT campus July 7 that a staff member has died from COVID-19. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of Texas custodial services staff member dies from COVID-19

This is the university's first death related to COVID-19, according to a message from interim President Jay Hartzell.

Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president
Austin Community College approves $416.11 million budget for FY 2020-21, defers salary increases

The budget does not include staff raises, but raises will be re-evaluated in the fall.

Travis County is approaching Stage 5 risk with 69 new hospitalizations July 6. (Community Impact staff)
Travis County reports 7 new coronavirus deaths July 6

Travis County is appoaching Stage 5 risk with 69 new hospitalizations July 6 and 64.6 per day this past week.