Crumbl Cookies to open in Georgetown, Chaparral Ice to host visitors in Cedar Park: News from Central Texas

Crumbl Cookies will open a Georgetown location in September. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies will open a Georgetown location in September. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)

Crumbl Cookies will open a Georgetown location in September. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Crumbl Cookies to open Georgetown location

Crumbl Cookie plans to open a Georgetown location in the Wolf Ranch Town Center in early September. The bakeshop offers a rotating menu of specialty cookies with more than 120 flavors changing weekly, including chilled raspberry lemonade, cotton candy and caramel popcorn.

Wag Heaven prepares to open its second Georgetown location

The owners of Wag Heaven have adjusted their business since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, like many others.

The specialty pet food store now offers curbside pickup and free, same-day delivery.

Leander-Cedar Park

New Chaparral Ice location to open Aug. 1 in Cedar Park with free skating

Chaparral Ice—the anchor tenant of The Crossover sports/retail complex in Cedar Park—plans to open Aug. 1, according to its website. It will be the first business to open in the 240,000-square-foot multisports and retail complex at 1717 Scottsdale Drive.

My Steel Magnolia in Leander creates warm, friendly space for shoppers

After seeing an absence of local clothing and gift boutique in her hometown, Holly Harris coupled her retail and management skills and opened My Steel Magnolia in Old Town Leander in 2019.

Southwest Austin

Roundup: 5 Dripping Springs business updates from July

Read about Dripping Springs businesses that are now open, coming soon and more.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Boston-influenced Italian restaurant and beer garden coming soon to Bee Cave

A New England-influenced beer garden is coming soon to the Bee Cave area. The Garden at Ellera is anticipating opening a 3,600-square-foot restaurant at 12432 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave, in September. Inspired by Boston Public Gardens, the eatery will offer Boston-style Italian cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Tim Lane, according to a press release.

Williamson County

Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo rescheduled to 2021

The Williamson County Fair Association announced July 28 the rescheduling of the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo.

Previously scheduled for Oct. 22-24, 2020, the fair and rodeo will debut Oct. 21-23, 2021, according to a news release.

Brian Perdue, Ali Linan, Taylor Girtman, Olivia Aldridge, Amy Rae Dadamo and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.


Tesla will continue construction of its southeast Travis County manufacturing plant through 2021. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Story to watch in 2021: Tesla’s gigafactory set for completion by year’s end

Tesla is already hiring a number of manufacturing positions for the factory as well as engineers.

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

Photoo of Travis County sign
Austin City Council, Travis County Commissioners Court will hold rare joint session to address 'dire' COVID-19 status

County Judge Andy Brown called the meeting "an opportunity to coordinate responses."

Photo of a wine shop
Salt & Time expands with natural wine shop and other East Austin business news

Read about six businesses that have opened, closed or celebrated anniversaries on the East Side.

Voters line up during the Dec. 15 runoff election. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legality of ranked-choice voting prompts disagreement between supporters, Austin city attorneys

If a Jan. 11 petition is validated, Austin voters could decide whether to support the implementation a ranked-choice voting system. But is it unconstitutional?

A group of Austin-area school districts is advocating for early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for school staff members. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin-area school districts advocate for teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Educators in the designated population for early distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in 32 states. Texas was not one of them, according to a Jan. 14 letter signed by 17 Central Texas school districts.

H-E-B is preparing to accept coronavirus vaccine appointments through an online portal. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B launches vaccine portal; Whipped Bakery opens in Leander and more top Central Texas news

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

Dr. Anthony Fauci gave remarks while accepting the Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from Dell Medical School. (Screenshot via The University of Texas)
Dr. Anthony Fauci praises UT researcher’s role in vaccine development

Dr. Anthony Fauci's remarks came while accepting the Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from Dell Medical School.