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.

Georgetown



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


Read the latest business news from Georgetown.

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.

Statewide

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.



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