Lake Pflugerville trail to reopen and more Central Texas news

Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Reopening date of Lake Pflugerville trail announced

Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen to public use beginning Aug. 10 at noon.

Sip on this: 10 local coffee shops in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto



Curious about the story behind Lamppost Coffee's name, or what Summer Moon Coffee's moon milk is actually made of? Wake up, smell the coffee and support local businesses in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto with this guide to ten area coffee shops.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle/New Braunfels

Total Primary Care adds 15-minute COVID-19 antigen testing in San Marcos, New Braunfels


Total Primary Care is now offering rapid COVID-19 antigen tests that deliver results in 15 minutes at its primary care clinics, according to a release issued Aug. 3.

San Marcos location of Tiff's Treats celebrates anniversary

Austin-born baked goods delivery shop Tiff’s Treats celebrated the first anniversary of its store at 200 Springtown Way, San Marcos, on July 29. The store, located on the ground floor of The Lyndon apartment complex, features fresh-baked cookies, brownies, ice cream sandwiches and more.

Central Austin

Rave On Vintage will close North Loop store at the end of August


Rave On Vintage will close its brick-and-mortar store at 1509 W. North Loop Blvd., Austin, on Aug. 31 and transition fully to online sales. "This is not an end to Rave On, it's just an adjustment to the new way of the world," wrote the owners on Instagram.

Statewide

Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities


Families in Texas may be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living centers—even if, by law, they still cannot hug them.

Kelsey Thompson, Evelin Garcia, Jack Flagler, Eva Vigh and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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