Read the most popular news from Central Texas from the past week.

After months of speculation, 24 Hour Fitness in Pflugerville announces permanent closure

Following months of speculation, 24 Hour Fitness formally announced the permanent closure of the Pflugerville gym in a July 16 email to members.

15-acre, 118-home community coming to Rowe Lane in Pflugerville

A 15-acre townhome community is in development along Pflugerville's Rowe Lane.

Under construction near SH 130 and SH 45, Empire at Rowe will provide 1,330- to 1,606-square-foot homes with prices in the $240,000 range, Empire Communities announced in a news release.

Fresh Donuts opens in Pflugerville, and 5 other area business updates

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New Braunfels housing market adjusts to consumer concerns

New Braunfels’ housing market saw a decrease in inventory and slowing sales as buyer and seller confidence wavered this spring, illustrated by data from the Four Rivers Association of Realtors.

New restaurant, bar opening near Georgetown Square

Golden Rule, a new restaurant, plans to open one block east of the Georgetown Square in late July depending on government mandates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The establishment will offer a menu of different cuisines with Mexican, American and Asian influences.

Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Kelsey Thompson, Lauren Canterberry and Ali Linan contributed to this report.