Wurstfest canceled in New Braunfels, sales tax holiday approaches: News from Central Texas

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New Braunfels

BREAKING: Wurstfest canceled in New Braunfels

On July 23, the Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels announced the cancelation of the 2020 Wurstfest celebration, which was scheduled for Nov. 6-15.


Nothing Bundt Cakes to open Georgetown location and other area business updates

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Five Below to open Georgetown location at the end of July

Five Below will open in the Wolf Ranch Town Center on July 31. The specialty discount chain store sells toys and games, tech accessories, decor and more. Most products are between $1 and $5, with a few ranging between $6-$10 as well, according to the brand's website.

Leander-Cedar Park

NEW: Leander boil water notice canceled July 23

The boil water notice for Leander water customers has been canceled as of noon on July 23, according to the city.

Southwest Austin

New coffee roaster, espresso bar debuts in Dripping Springs

There is a new coffee roaster in town for the Dripping Springs community to enjoy, whether it is with a quick cup of joe to go or fresh coffee beans delivered to the home for a morning brew.


Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

As industry name brands and small businesses navigate the coronavirus pandemic, Texas will still celebrate its state sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9.

Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan, Taylor Girtman, Kelsey Thompson and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


Maria's Taco Xpress is set to close by the end of the year. Maria Corbalan opened the restaurant as a food trailer in 1997. (Courtesy CBRE)
Maria’s Taco Xpress to close after 23 years

Owner Maria Corbalan, who moved from Argentina to Austin when she was young, started the restaurant as a food trailer in 1997.

Dr. Mark Escott, interim Austin-Travis County health authority
Austin’s top health care official warns ‘pandemic fatigue’ could result in new surge of COVID-19 cases

Austin runs the risk of falling into "pandemic fatigue" and seeing a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the city's top doctor warns.

The new shop and restaurant will open later this fall, according to the owners. (Courtesy Tejas Meat Supply)
Butcher shop, restaurant coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

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Travis County Administration Building
For second straight year, Travis County adopts higher property tax rate for budget

Following a months long budget process, Travis County will enter fiscal year 2020-21 with a higher property tax rate than in the previous year.

About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in the 2020 census as of Sept. 29. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
DATA: About 1.5% of Texans remain uncounted in 2020 census

Sept. 30 is the last day to complete the census. Have you completed yours?

Travis County expects about 12% of registered voters to cast a mail-in ballot in the Nov. 3 election. The county has set up drive-thru locations where voters can hand-deliver their mail-in ballots to county staff. The image shows the traffic flow at the 700 Lavaca Street parking garage. Additional drive-thru locations will be open at 1010 Lavaca St. and 5501 Airport Blvd. (Design by Miranda Baker)
Expecting 100,000 mail-in ballots, Travis County expands voting options

The county clerk has set up drive-thru options to deliver mail-in ballots, expanded early voting hours and identified new in--person polling locations.

Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde spoke at a board meeting Sept. 28 about the district's reopening plan as well as enrollment declines. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD enrollment down by 5,000 students to start 2020-21 school year

The enrollment decrease could result in $48 million in lost state revenue, according to the district.

Capital Metro's board of directors approved the public transportation agency's $390.5 million budget for fiscal year 2020-21 on Sept. 28. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
$390.5 million Capital Metro budget projects $14 million reduction in sales tax revenue

Cap Metro's sales tax revenue for the upcoming year landed between the best- and worst-case projections its CFO had presented earlier this summer.

Bear Creek Elementary School teacher Jewellyn Forrest returned to her 4th grade classroom on Sept. 8 to begin teaching virtually. The AISD school year has begun completely virtually. On Oct. 5, students will begin returning to campus. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD community grapples with in-person return

Some students are set to return to Austin ISD campuses on Oct. 5, setting up difficult decisions for parents, teachers and administrators.

Central Texas outdoor activity shops try to keep inventory and more business, community news from September

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Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference
Gov. Greg Abbott to allocate $171M from CARES Act to help renters at risk of eviction

Gov. Greg Abbott will allocate more than $171 million in renters assistance from the federal coronavirus relief package to eligible Texans.

(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)
Scary good: New Braunfels Ghost Tours makes top 10 list and more Central Texas news

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