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.

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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.


Capital Metro and the City of Austin are preparing to ask voters in November to fund $7.1 billion of a $10 billion plan to expand public transportation across the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Project Connect one step away from officially heading to Austin voters

Austin City Council and the Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with the voters Aug. 7 laying out details of the plan and set up the rules for a board that will make funding decisions.

Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
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Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

Three new concepts will open at 2113 Manor Road, Austin, the future location of seafood restaurant Este. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pop-ups from former Olamaie, Pitchfork Pretty chefs opening on Manor Road

Este, the seafood restaurant from the team behind Suerte, is set to open in 2021. Until then, Le Cowboy, Rogue Radish and Heritage Seafood Market will operate at the property.

JewBoy Burgers will be moving to a brick-and-mortar location on Airport Boulevard in September. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
JewBoy Burgers moving to Airport Boulevard brick-and-mortar

Owner Mo Pittle will be moving from his food truck on Burnet Road to a new space formerly occupied by Cluck-n-Burger.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Chelsea Wine and Mike Hooker opened Rave On Vintage in 2013. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rave On Vintage will close North Loop store at the end of August

Owners Mike Hooker and Chelsea Wine will transition the store fully to online sales.

Austin ISD trustees approved a new school calendar Aug. 7, delaying the start of the school year until Sept. 8. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD officially delays start of school year until Sept. 8

The district could also extend virtual learning into November based on an approved Texas Education Agency waiver.

Austin Public Health will resume providing coronavirus testing for individuals without symptoms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Asymptomatic coronavirus tests now available through Austin Public Health

Despite relative progress in county efforts to contain the virus, Dr. Mark Escott has urged the community to stay vigilant in social distancing and wearing masks.