IMPACTS ROUNDUP: News on 20 Central Texas businesses and nonprofits

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)
Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)

Read about Central Texas business news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage this week.

Round Rock

620 Art Gallery & Studio opening soon in Round Rock

620 Art Gallery & Studio is expected to open in Round Rock on June 13 as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes, owner Amie Gonser confirmed May 27.

Texas Spanish Academy reopens in Round Rock

Texas Spanish Academy, a Spanish immersion pre-K and child care facility, reopened May 1 following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus, Executive Director Edina Morrison confirmed in a May 22 email.

Gingersnaps Kids clothing boutique relocated to Round Rock in April

Gingersnaps Kids, a designer children's clothing boutique, relocated from Georgetown to Round Rock on April 15.


Harris Insurance Services opens in Georgetown

Anna Harris opened her insurance business, Harris Insurance Services, in Georgetown in early May.

Georgetown's Palace Theatre to become temporary movie theater

The Georgetown Palace Theatre will become a temporary move theater as performing arts centers remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgetown's Do Yourself a Flavor Catering closed May 21

Georgetown's Do Yourself a Flavor Catering closed May 21 citing lack of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Baylor Scott & White to open Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy in Manor

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy will open in Manor on June 1, according to a May 21 company news release.

South Austin

New South Austin-based startup connects customers with on-demand professional services

ZuriTap, a new app based out of a South Austin startup, launched earlier this year, offering on-demand professional services from a range of specialties, such as carpentry, dog grooming and cleaning.

South Austin Beer Garden has been part of the community for 1 year

South Austin Beer Garden—which reopened May 22 with other area bars under new state guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic—celebrated its first anniversary in business during the closure.

Skandanavia Contemporary Interiors to move to South Lamar Blvd.

Skandinavia Contemporary Interiors, a furniture store previously located on Anderson Lane, is preparing to open its new storefront at 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin.

South Austin H-E-B at William Cannon and First Street set to close in June

H-E-B will be closing its location at William Cannon Drive and South First Street on June 5, according to a news release by the company.

New Braunfels

Schlitterbahn to reopen in mid-June at 25% capacity

Schlitterbahn plans to reopen its New Braunfels and Galveston waterparks in mid-June, according to a statement issued May 26.

Gruene Hall celebrated 45th anniversary in May

Gruene Hall celebrated its 45th anniversary under current ownership in May at 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.

Granzin Bar-B-Q to reopen May 30 after self-imposed closure

Granzin Bar-B-Q will wrap up a 10-day closure on May 30, which was self-imposed after the business learned that two back-of-house employees tested positive for the coronavirus.


Buda Public Library to open with limited grab-and-go service June 1

The Buda Public Library will be opening to the public with limited grab-and-go service starting June 1 in addition to its curbside and phone services.


Pflugerville's Typhoon Texas announces summer 2020 opening date

Water park Typhoon Texas will open May 29, said John Pham, Typhoon Texas' director of brand management, in a May 26 call to Community Impact Newspaper.

Cedar Park

Cedar Park reopens recreation center with required reservations

Cedar Park reopened its recreation center May 26 with limited amenities and required reservations.

North Austin

Charitable drive at The Arboretum to collect supplies for seniors, their pets

Beginning May 26, Austin residents may help deliver pet food and supplies to area seniors through a donation drive at The Arboretum in Northwest Austin.


Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry coming soon to Lakeway area

Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry is set to open a new Lakeway location June 1. The practice, led by husband and wife Drs. Steve and Angie Hernandez, is located at 1008 S. RM 620, Ste. 201, Lakeway, directly above Plains Capital Bank.

North/East Austin

YMCA of Austin to reopen area facilities June 1

Beginning May 19, local families in need can access free produce during distribution events at YMCA locations in North Austin and East Austin.

Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale, Warren Brown, Evelin Garcia, Taylor Girtman, Iain Oldman, Amy Rae Dadamo and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.


A tree with fallen branches has fallen on a car in North Austin in the midst of Winter Storm Uri.
Does your emergency repair need a city permit? Here is how you can find out

The city of Austin has directed additional funds into programs to help some homeowners with repairs following February's winter storm.

Photo of Judge Brown in a mask and orange vest with megaphone
Travis County and 3 Central Texas neighbors to pilot mass vaccination site

Some 3,000 people will be vaccinated at a drive-thru event at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend.

Austin Water has lifted its boil-water notice for the city of Austin. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Water lifts boil-water notice for all customers

Water quality tests have shown that city water is now safe to drink, and Austin Water continues to repair water mains and leaks.

Boil-water notices are still in place for some Austin residents. (Courtesy Pexels)
Austin dealing with ‘tens of thousands’ of water main breaks, officials say

Austin's water director said water main breaks during the winter storm were the likely culprit behind the draining of the city's reserves.

Photo of a desk with vials of Moderna vaccines on top
Austin Public Health resumes vaccinations, testing after weather-related delays

APH is currently in the process of rescheduling 3,300 vaccine appointments that were postponed beginning on Feb. 13.

Austin ISD staff at Pleasant Hill Elementary School distribute meals. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD offering free meals to children and caregivers Feb. 25

Austin ISD is distributing meals at 33 campuses across the city of Austin.

Photo of cars driving in the snow
Travis County sees surge of 911 calls, emergencies during winter storm

Sheriff's Office patrollers also responded to heightened calls regarding vehicle collisions and distressed motorists.

Austin Resource Recovery resumed curbside pickup of items such as trash, recycling and composting Feb. 22. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Crews will collect extra material curbside for no charge as service resumes in Austin

On their scheduled days, customers can leave extra material, such as trash, recycling and composting, on the curb with no fees after winter storms caused delays in service.

Austin Water lifted its boil water notice for customers within its central pressure zone the morning of Feb. 22. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Boil notice partially lifted in Austin, water service expected to be fully restored Feb. 22

Austin Water director Greg Meszaros said in a statement he expects service to be fully restored to all customers Feb. 22 and the boil notice to be fully lifted shortly thereafter.

Trees were covered in ice throughout Austin after freezing rain fell the night of Feb. 16. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin weekly roundup: This energy and water disaster won't be soon forgotten

As water service is slowly restored across the city, Austin remains under a boil notice and volunteers are handing out free cases of water to those in need.

Austin ISD cancels class Feb. 22-23, plans to go fully virtual through the rest of the week

The school district is planning to allow students who choose in-person classes to return to campuses March 1.