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.


Campuses in Austin ISD will be closes to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Austin ISD classes to be held online through Dec. 4

The district will also be providing free COVID-19 tests to staff and families Dec. 2-4.

Bicycles for public use are docked at a MetroBike station on Lake Austin Boulevard. Austin's $460 million Proposition B will include funding for additional bicycle lanes through the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breaking down Austin's $460 million bond for bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and more

The bond will fun a bridge over Pleasant Valley Road connecting two ends of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, among other improvements.

There is no data to support whether homelessness has increased since March, according to Austin’s Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, but ECHO executive director Matt Mollica said anecdotally, he believes the pandemic, job loss and lack of federal rent relief has led to more people locally experiencing homelessness. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nonprofits fighting to end homelessness in Austin say COVID-19 measures have created new challenges

Nonprofits have seen a greater need from Austin’s homeless community—for food, clothing, health care and hygiene resources—since March, and they are scrambling to fill those gaps.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

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Central Austin continues trend of rising home prices in recent report

The monthly median housing price in October for Central Austin climbed to $625,000.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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The Bridge at Turtle Creek apartment complex will provide more than 300 affordable units upon completion in 2022. (Rendering courtesy Journeyman Group)
Austin development updates: Apartments could replace two Rainey Street bars, 307 affordable housing units coming to South First Street area

A 569-foot apartment complex could replace Javelina and Craft Bar. Meanwhile, development continues in the St. Elmo area.

Falafel—served in a pita or without one—is TLV's most ordered dish. (Courtesy TLV)
Still open for takeout, TLV is the lone restaurant operating in Fareground food hall

"We will make it through these tough times," said chef Berty Richter.

Trail of Lights (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Holiday markets, strolls, tree lightings and Trail of Lights: 18 events in the Austin area in November and December

The Trail of Lights has gone drive-thru this year, while the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is taking free, ticketed reservations to adhere to social distancing requirements.

Austin voters approved a $7.1 billion public transit expansion Nov. 3 that will add bus and rail in Austin. (Design by Miranda Baker/Community Impact Newspaper)
After historic public transportation vote, here is what's next for Project Connect in Austin

Shovels won't be hitting the ground on the light rail and downtown tunnel for years, but work is getting started now after Austinites approved the $7.1 billion plan Nov. 3.