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.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
New brewery opens in Spicewood and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community updates from Central Texas.

The proposal from Aspen Heights Partners would place two towers—one residential and one office—on the downtown tract. (Courtesy Austin Economic Development Department)
Two towers, 590,000 square feet of housing and office space on table for former HealthSouth property in downtown Austin

The 1.7-acre downtown tract is among the most valuable undeveloped areas in the city's portfolio.

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

A report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released Dec. 1 said the 8-mile stretch of I-35 from Hwy. 290 to SH 71 is the most congested roadway in the state.

Pravo Construction opened a new headquarters at Two Barton Skyway, 1601 MoPac, Austin, on Nov. 1. (Courtesy CBRE)
Now open in Austin: New coffee shop, offices and medical clinics arrive south of river

New businesses operating in Austin include MilkRun, which delivers dairy, meat, produce and other products from local farmers to customers at home.

Graphic of a coronavirus unit
COVID-19 rates after Thanksgiving have yet to climb, but experts say spike could still be coming

As Austin awaits a vaccine whose first doses could arrive by the end of 2020, health officials say the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on the spread of the virus could take time to show up.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Photo of a hand dropping a ballot in a box
Candidates for Austin City Council District 10 face off ahead of Dec. 15 runoff

Incumbent Alison Alter and challenger Jennifer Virden are vying for the seat.

Austin City Hall (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Public safety, homelessness in Austin take center stage in final forum before District 6 runoff vote

Three days ahead of the first day of early voting for the Austin City Council District 6 runoff election, a final public debate was mostly focused on issues of public safety.

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.