Lake Travis resort reopens, Hays County issues burn ban: News from Central Texas

Miraval Austin Resort & Spa welcomed guests back to its resort and spa following a temporary closure caused by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Miraval Austin Resort and Spa)
Miraval Austin Resort & Spa welcomed guests back to its resort and spa following a temporary closure caused by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Miraval Austin Resort and Spa)

Miraval Austin Resort & Spa welcomed guests back to its resort and spa following a temporary closure caused by the coronavirus. (Courtesy Miraval Austin Resort and Spa)

Read the latest Central Texas business and community updates.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Miraval Austin Resort & Spa reopens on Lake Travis following coronavirus-related closure


The Miraval Austin Resort & Spa on Lake Travis closed March 27 due to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic but reopened June 25, and the resort’s spa reopened July 15.

Central Austin



Botticelli's announces permanent closure after 13 years

Botticelli’s, located on South Congress Avenue in Austin, closed July 19.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Hays County issues burn ban effective immediately

Hays County Commissioners Court voted July 21 to issue a burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county following the recommendation of the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Georgetown

FACT Fitness to relocate in Georgetown


FACT Fitness will relocate to the Wolf Ranch Town Center on Aug. 3.

Georgetown Animal Shelter to improve dog kennels, seeks community help

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is moving forward next month on an extensive project—resurfacing all 29 dog kennels—and needs the community’s continued support, a July 22 news release said.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels City Council member to host District 4 citizen forum


The forum discussion will include a conversation about construction projects in District 4 with Public Works Director Greg Malatek and Capital Programs Manager Jennifer Cain.

New preschool will open in New Braunfels in January

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

Brian Rash, Jack Flagler, Evelin Garcia, Ali Linan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A resident at EdenHill Communities receives their second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
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