Nolan Ryan to open Round Rock butcher shop and 20 other Central Texas business updates to know

Legendary baseball player Nolan Ryan has long enjoyed ranching. Now, he and his team are preparing to open a butcher shop in Round Rock to showcase Goodstock, Nolan Ryan Beef and other Texas-made products. (Photo courtesy Nolan Ryan)
Legendary baseball player Nolan Ryan has long enjoyed ranching. Now, he and his team are preparing to open a butcher shop in Round Rock to showcase Goodstock, Nolan Ryan Beef and other Texas-made products. (Photo courtesy Nolan Ryan)

Legendary baseball player Nolan Ryan has long enjoyed ranching. Now, he and his team are preparing to open a butcher shop in Round Rock to showcase Goodstock, Nolan Ryan Beef and other Texas-made products. (Photo courtesy Nolan Ryan)

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FIRST LOOK: Nolan Ryan to open Round Rock butcher shop

Long before a 27-year career as a Major League Baseball pitcher, Nolan Ryan dreamed of becoming a rancher.

Teriyaki Madness offers meal sponsorships to support local health care workers

Delivery has become an essential component of the service model at Teriyaki Madness in Round Rock amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers will notice a new delivery option on the restaurant’s website—an opportunity to sponsor a teriyaki bar for local health care workers.

The Rock Sports Bar reopens in Round Rock following temporary closure due to COVID-19

The Rock Sports Bar reopened May 22 in Round Rock after closing temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic, as announced in a May 20 company Facebook post.


Coreena's Bridal to open in downtown Georgetown this fall

Coreena's Bridal plans to open at 806 S. Rock St. on Sept. 1. This is the business's second location; the first is in College Station.

Huntington Learning Center to open in Wolf Crossing development

Huntington Learning Center plans to open a location in Georgetown on July 1. Huntington offers SAT and ACT exam prep as well as tutoring in reading, writing, math, phonics and more for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Dolce Music Studio in Georgetown summer camps to go virtual

Dolce Music Studio in Georgetown has revamped its regular summer music camps for a virtual format this year.

The Yard Milkshake Bar is now open in Georgetown

The Yard Milkshake Bar opened May 25 at 940 W. University Ave, Ste. 120, Georgetown.

Wellspring Preparatory Academy coming to Georgetown

A Wellspring Preparatory Academy is coming to Georgetown. The school will offer care for children 6 months-12 years old from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Southwest Austin

Creek Road Cafe closes after 12 years in Dripping Springs

The Creek Road Cafe in Dripping Springs closed May 31 after 12 years in the community, according to a Facebook post by owners Carl Shroyer and Chae Donahue.

Elite Motion & Performance is now open in Oak Hill

Elite Motion & Performance, a practice offering sports chiropractic therapy for people and pets, opened in the Oak Hill area June 1.

Total Wine & More has been open for 5 years in Sunset Valley

Total Wine & More has been open in Sunset Valley for five years. Located at 5601 Brodie Lane, Ste. 800, Austin, the liquor and wine store opened May 21, 2015, and was the first Total Wine & More to open in the Greater Austin area.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Twin Liquors unveils 1,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its Bee Cave location

Twin Liquors unveiled its new renovated location in Bee Cave’s H-E-B shopping center May 29.

Horseshoe Bay Resort officially reopens to serve a limited number of guests

Following COVID-19 closures, Horseshoe Bay Resort is now welcoming guests back to its Hill Country-based hotel, restaurant and golf course.

New Domino's Pizza location opens in Bee Cave

Domino’s Pizza will officially open its new location June 1 at 11805 RM 2244, Ste. 200, Bee Cave, operated by Chris Pallagi, who owns four locations in the Westlake, Bee Cave and Lakeway areas.

Leander-Cedar Park

Truly Superior Health now open in Leander

Truly Superior Health, a cannabidiol, or CBD, wholesale company that sells CBD products and healthy snacks, opened in March.

New Braunfels

Pillars Christian Learning Center to open new location in 2021

The Pillars Christian Learning Center will open a new location at 2144 Gabriels Place, New Braunfels, in January 2021.

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P. Terry's celebrates 1 year of business in San Marcos

P. Terry’s Burger Stand, an Austin-based burger chain, celebrated its one-year anniversary in May. The burger joint located at 515 Springtown Way in San Marcos features a 1950s-inspired storefront.

Central Austin

Closed since March, Barton Springs Pool to reopen with reservations June 9

After being closed for close to three months, Barton Springs Pool will open to the public beginning June 9.

Veracruz All Natural opens new walk-up window at The Line Hotel

Veracruz All Natural opened a walk-up window May 25 at the Line Hotel, 111 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin.

Wanderlust Wine Co. now open in downtown Austin

Wanderlust Wine Co. opened at 610 N. I-35 in May. Due to the restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic, owner Sammy Lam started virtual wine-tasting events in March before opening the self-pour wine bar in a limited capacity.

Northwest Austin

Waterloo Swimming reaches 10-year anniversary in Northwest Austin

Waterloo Swimming will reach its 10-year anniversary June 1. The Northwest Austin indoor swim center is located at 12332 N. FM 260, Austin, and has two pools—one Olympic-sized pool and one teaching pool.

Warren Brown, Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Ali Linan, Taylor Girtman, Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.


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Travis County sees 572 new coronavirus cases

Meanwhile, Austin Public Health staff are readying the Austin Convention Center as a field hospital.

The Austin Convention Center will be ready to begin operations as a field hospital and start accepting patients July 21, according to Dr. Jason Pickett, the Austin-Travis County alternate health authority. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Convention Center will be ready July 21 to accept patients, even as COVID-19 hospitalization numbers offer 'glimmer of hope'

The daily hospitalization rate of COVID-19 patients has leveled off, but public health officials said it is too early to say whether the plateau will continue or if hospitalization rates will continue the upward trajectory they were on in June and early July.

Gov. Abbott: Texas Education Agency to extend online learning option for school districts in 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts may be able to continue online learning for longer than three weeks, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Walmart and Sam's Club leaders announced in a press release July 15 all stores nationwide will require shoppers to wear a face covering beginning July 20. (Courtesy Walmart)
UPDATED: Kroger joins Walmart, Sam's Club in requiring face coverings in all stores

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.

Maintenance work on the Redbud Trail Bridge will commence July 20. (Map rendering courtesy Austin Public Works)
Redbud Trail Bridge maintenance to cause lane closures starting July 20

A release from Austin Public Works states routine maintenance of the Redbud Trail Bridge over Lady Bird Lake will cause lane closures beginning July 20.

Dart Bowl will close for good July 17. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Longtime Brentwood bowling alley Dart Bowl closes after 62 years

The owners said the economic impact of the pandemic was too much to overcome.

Travis County primary runoff election results: Delia Garza, José Garza, Ann Howard and Dimple Malhotra earn runoff victories

José Garza will advance to November's general election after his victory over incumbent Margaret Moore. As of 10:45 p.m. on July 14, Garza had more than 68% of the vote.

Candidate Mike Siegel declared victory over opponent Pritesh Gandhi during a Zoom call with media July 14. (Screenshot via Zoom)
ELECTION RESULTS: Siegel declares victory, will face Republican incumbent Michael McCaul in November

Candidate Mike Siegel declared victory over opponent Pritesh Gandhi during a Zoom call with media July 14.

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Travis County cases are plateauing around 500 daily, Austin's top doctor says

Stage 5 risk is still likely to come, Dr. Mark Escott said, due to strained ICU capacity.

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Senate District 14 election unofficial final results: Sarah Eckhardt, Eddie Rodriguez heading to a runoff

The winner of the special election for Texas Senate District 14 will serve out the term of former state Sen. Kirk Watson through 2022.

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José Garza wins Travis County district attorney primary runoff with 68% of the vote

Read here to see the returns on the 2020 Democratic primary runoff contest for Travis County district attorney.