Austin Pride canceled, H-E-B opening pushed back and more: News and events from Central Texas

The board of Austin Pride announced June 15 it has canceled the downtown celebration that was scheduled for Aug. 15. (Courtesy Austin Pride)
The board of Austin Pride announced June 15 it has canceled the downtown celebration that was scheduled for Aug. 15. (Courtesy Austin Pride)

The board of Austin Pride announced June 15 it has canceled the downtown celebration that was scheduled for Aug. 15. (Courtesy Austin Pride)

Read the latest from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Central Texas area.

Austin Pride cancels 2020 event

The Austin Pride Festival and Parade, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of Austinites together downtown to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, will not take place in 2020 due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, according to a statement from the nonprofit’s board posted June 15.

Construction timeline pushed back for H-E-B store at South Congress and Oltorf

H-E-B announced May 19 it has pushed back construction of a major project at 2400 S. Congress Ave., Austin.

The store opened in 1957 and was the first built in Austin. It will expand to include a food hall, beer garden, and two levels of underground parking.

Paz Veterinary coming soon to Westlake area

Paz Veterinary will open a Westlake location this summer at 2724 Bee Cave Road, Austin.

An exact opening date has not been announced at this time, but the company will be updating the community through its social media pages.

Tao Massage reopens remodeled Round Rock location

Tao Massage has remodeled its Round Rock location with a new layout, flooring and decor similar to its Cedar Park storefront, staff member Molly Daly confirmed in a June 16 email.

GALLERY: Lake Travis teens organize Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bee Cave

The demonstration was held at Hill Country Galleria and was organized by Lake Travis Against Brutality, a newly formed group entirely run by local teenagers. The event was held in solitary with the Black Lives Matter movement, but rather than holding signs, participants created chalk drawings.

Domino's Pizza headed to Circle C Ranch area

A new Domino’s Pizza is coming to 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Bldg. A, Ste. 160, Austin, replacing what had previously been a Z Pizza restaurant in Circle C Ranch.

Hear It All relocates to Georgetown

Hear It All relocated from Liberty Hill to Georgetown on June 8. The business offers diagnostic hearing evaluations as well as hearing aid repair, service and fitting.

Jersey Mike's Subs announces opening date of second Round Rock location

Jersey Mike's Subs will open its second Round Rock location July 1 at 3800 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 120, franchisee Josh Kuebler confirmed in a June 15 email to Community Impact Newspaper.

Roundup: 12 of the latest business updates from Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs

Read business news from Community Impact Newspaper’s most recent coverage of the area.

Where, how to celebrate Juneteenth in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Here is a roundup of virtual and in-person celebrations planned to celebrate Juneteenth in Round Rock and Pflugerville.

Westlake Chamber of Commerce cancels annual Fourth of July parade

Following discussions with first responders and the city of West Lake Hills, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce canceled its July Fourth Parade and Celebration on June 16.

Austin Plastic Surgeon building new office in North Austin near The Domain

Austin Plastic Surgeon, led by Dr. Johnny Franco, is building a new office space just outside The Domain at 10622 Burnet Road, Austin, and expects to move into the building sometime in July, according to Austin Plastic Surgeon Marketing Assistant Amy Clevenger.

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park returns to action July 17-18 with outdoor Pink Floyd laser show

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park has started scheduling events for the summer and fall, and the facility’s first event since its March closure due to coronavirus concerns will be a socially distanced, outdoor laser light show.

Black Lives Matter protest march scheduled for June 19 in Cedar Park

On June 19, a Black Lives Matter protest and march will be held in Cedar Park in honor of Juneteenth.

Registration now open for Lakeway’s July community blood drive

Central Texas’ life-saving blood supply is needed more than ever with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the city of Lakeway is encouraging residents to register for donations.

Loewy Law Firm celebrates 15-year anniversary in Austin

Loewy Law Firm, 7000 N. MoPac, Ste. 200, Austin, celebrated its 15-year anniversary May 19. Adam Loewy started the personal injury firm in a one-bedroom apartment.

Austin Eye to open new 20,000-square-foot practice in Rollingwood

Austin Eye will open a new Rollingwood location in December at 2700 Bee Caves Road, Austin. The practice specializes in surgical eye care, including laser lens replacement, cataract surgery and LASIK, according to owner Dr. Shannon Wong.

Woof Gang Bakery opens in Round Rock

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming opened a Round Rock location June 2 in The Shops at University at 1900 University Blvd., Ste. 230, Round Rock.

Jack Flagler, Ali Linan, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale, Amy Rae Dadamo, Iain Oldman, Brian Perdue, Taylor Girtman and Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.


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Austin ISD: mask policy to remain after new CDC guidance

The district said it would continue to require masks at least through the end of the current school year.

I-35 delays
Early morning I-35 delays expected May 15 as TxDOT finishes demolition of US 183 ramp in North Austin

TxDOT will close mainlanes on I-35 in North Austin early in the morning of May 15 as it demolishes a ramp.

The city of Austin's Smart Mobility Office has partnered with Ford on self-driving vehicle initiatives. (Courtesy Ford Motor Company)
Austin's transportation department paving the way for rise in autonomous vehicle traffic

Several private companies are working on autonomous vehicle initiatives in Austin in addition to the city's own smart infrastructure planning.

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

COVID-19 precautions such as a masking requirement remain in place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
'Signs of hope' on the horizon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after year-plus dip in air travel

Rising passenger counts, new airline operations and an increase in vaccinations could all support the airport's recovery in 2021.

A University of Texas office tower is under development at the downtown Central Health site formerly home to the Brackenridge hospital campus. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Central Health's 'cornerstone' downtown site moving forward on path to redevelopment

Much of the site's future scope is yet to be determined ahead of a May 20 rezoning hearing before City Council.

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Four Austin institutions celebrate anniversaries

Crux Climbing Center and Austin Vet Hospital are among the businesses hitting milestones in May.

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Capital Metro announces increased transit services for Austin FC games this season

Capital Metro has increased the frequency of several bus routes for Austin FC game days at Q2 Stadium.

CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

The property has been a redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization target for years. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin evaluating 6 plans to redevelop 19-acre St. John site into mixed-use district

The city has long been seeking to rejuvenate the St. John neighborhood property off I-35 with new housing, retail and recreational space.