Georgetown seeking mural artists, more on Kalahari opening in Round Rock: News from Central Texas

Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

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Georgetown

New mural in downtown Georgetown to honor service dogs; military, first responder artists sought

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is collaborating with local pet supply business Wag Heaven to create a service dog-themed public art mural to honor the city’s K-9 service heroes while commemorating the Georgetown Rotary Club’s Field of Honor as well as the first canine Purple Heart recipient, Nemo A534.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



How Kalahari will open U.S.'s largest indoor water park during a pandemic

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is on track to open a Round Rock resort this fall, despite a global health crisis that has hampered much entertainment- and hotel-based activity.

Northwest Austin

Northwest Austin-based Teacher Heaven closes after more than two decades of business


Teacher Heaven is permanently closing all of its locations, including its storefront in Northwest Austin at 8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 130. The independently owned retailer sold school and office supplies for teachers, including stationery, furniture, books, toys and more.

Central Austin

Barton Springs location of Austin Eastciders opens its doors


Austin Eastciders opened its second location on July 27 at 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin.

Southwest Austin

YMCA to offer day care with virtual learning support at 4 South Austin locations to start school year

In an effort to help parents who need child care services this fall as local schools offer virtual classes, YMCA of Austin announced July 30 that it would be offering in-person, full-day child care at four South Austin locations to begin the 2020-21 school year.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies now open on Main Street in Buda


Buda’s first co-branded Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies location opened July 27 at 1245 Main St., Ste. 130, Buda. Great American Cookies offers cookie cakes, gourmet cookies and brownies. Marble Slab Creamery offers ice cream, mix-ins, cakes and cupcakes.

Central Texas Food Bank distribution event to be held in Kyle on Aug. 13

A drive-thru food distribution event by the Central Texas Food Bank is set to take place Aug. 13 at the Smile Direct facility, 300 Vista Ridge Drive, Kyle.

Leander-Cedar Park

Cherry Creek Catfish in Leander closes

A sign stating the restaurant is out of business has been placed on the locked front door of the former restaurant at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, and there was no answer or voicemail on the restaurant’s phone line.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels Public Library to offer delivery services for homebound residents

On Aug. 3, the New Braunfels Public Library will launch the Homebound Services program to deliver library materials to residents who are unable to visit the library in person due to age, medical concerns, disability or lack of transportation.

Williamson County

Back-to-school drive seeks supplies for Williamson County students in need

Williamson County Juvenile Services is holding a back-to-school supply drive for local students in need, a July 30 news release said.

Iain Oldman, Lauren Canterberry, Kelsey Thompson, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Jack Flagler, Nicholas Cicale, Brian Perdue and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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