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.


Houston-based vintage clothing store Pavement will open in Austin on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Pavement)
South Austin news: Pavement opens new vintage store, YMCA offering child care and more

YMCA of Austin and Extend-A-Care will be offering full-day child care to supervise virtual learning at 10 locations, including Galindo Elementary School.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler (Courtesy ATXN)
Austin mayor pushes for new ideas in policing, $100M cut to police budget during State of the City address

Austin Mayor Steve Adler also said the city needs a police chief who will champion change.

A teal coronavirus graphic
Travis County adds 202 new coronavirus cases Aug. 5

The county has confirmed 22,024 cases of the virus, with an estimated 20,059 recoveries.

Wonderspaces Austin
Interactive art gallery Wonderspaces opens in Austin and 3 other events to check out

Here is a list of events to safely check out in the coming weeks in and around Austin.

A camp is set up by someone experiencing homelessness in August 2019. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Petition to reinstate Austin's homeless camping ban ruled invalid by city clerk

The group behind the petition said "this fight is not over."

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

Austin City Hall was one of several downtown buildings to get vandalized during June's protests against police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Latest Austin police budget proposal seeks compromise, longer-term commitment to transformational change

The effort to make significant changes to the Austin Police Department has been met with clashing interests.

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Travis County health authority tells residents to 'stay the course' as cases plateau

Austin Public Health reported 273 new cases Aug. 5, higher than the seven-day moving average of 218 daily confirmed COVID-19 cases. APH also confirmed 41 new hospital admissions of coronavirus.

A photo of a sign for Austin Java
Austin Java closes 3 locations in Austin and Dripping Springs

Austin Java's City Hall, Met Center and Dripping Springs locations will close.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.