Business updates from around the area and more Central Texas news

Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Workers put the finishing touches on Crux Climbing Center's new space next to the Brewtorium in the Highland neighborhood of North Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Central Austin

North Central Austin business updates: BB.Q Chicken opens; Crux Climbing Center opening new location soon

See the latest business updates from North Central Austin.

Southwest Austin

Roundup: 10 Southwest Austin business updates from August

From breweries and ice pops to movie theaters, here are 10 recent business updates across the Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs areas.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Frontyard Brewing set to open in Spicewood this fall

The Spicewood area will see the addition of a new brewery, Frontyard Brewing, in October, though the opening is dependent upon conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

New Braunfels

Pom Perfect replaces Lil’ Coonies Cottage in Gruene Lake Village

On June 25, Chesley and Dallas Miller opened Pom Perfect in place of Lil’ Coonies Cottage Children’s Boutique located at 2339 Gruene Lake Drive, New Braunfels. The shop specializes in children’s clothing, accessories, gifts and customized clothing.

Crisis Center of Comal County expands offices

In early August, the Crisis Center of Comal County opened its new administrative offices at 1528 E. Common St., Ste. 6, New Braunfels. The original building, located at 1547 E. Common St., New Braunfels, will continue to function as the center’s shelter and care facility.

Stylish Vapor to close after more than five years in New Braunfels

Stylish Vapor, located at 1050 I-35, Ste. 700, New Braunfels, is closing after more than five years in business. The last day is Aug. 22, and the business will be open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jack Flagler, Lauren Canterberry, Brian Rash and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.


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Austin, Travis County leaders push for improved Austin Public Health vaccine registration portal

Austin Public Health is working to clean up glitches in its portal.

A nearly five-year project to improve I-35 in the area of William Cannon Drive and Stassney Lane is set to finish in mid-2021. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
I-35 news to follow in '21: Work finishing in South Austin, input to be gathered for managed lane projects

While one project in South Austin approaches its final months, the Texas Department of Transportation is gathering input for projects to add nontolled lanes to I-35 over the next several years.

The Texas Legislature is responsible for drawing lines for new state and federal districts. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Redistricting process affecting every level of government gets underway in 2021

The state's process is largely a political one, while the city's process is left to an independent commission.

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Travis County votes to accept application for Silicon Silver development incentives agreement

The company behind the project will be named once it submits an application and pays a $150,000 fee—the same as Tesla paid to apply for its hefty 2020 agreement.

Previous headliners included Cody Johnson, Turnpike Troubadours, Aaron Watson and Mark Chestnutt, among others. (Courtesy KOKEFest)
KOKEFest releases dates in Hutto; Marisol's Mexican Grill taking orders in Georgetown and more area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Austin ISD reported its highest number of COVID-19 cases the week of Jan. 4, but that number has decreased for two consecutive weeks, according to the district. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD sees 70% drop in on-campus students over past 2 weeks after district asks families to stay home

The district saw a 11,839-student decline in on-campus learning as AISD families opted for online learning from Jan. 12-22.

City officials are facing growing pressure to address the growing visibility of homelessness in Austin. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sanctioned homeless camp proposal gains attention from Austin leaders as pressure mounts

Mayor Steve Adler said the urgent need for shelter space and housing could overrule initial objections to sanctioned homeless encampments.

See how COVID-19 continues to impact Travis County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Despite drop in hospital admissions, Travis County adds 4,039 new COVID-19 cases over past 7 days

Overall, Travis County has reported 65,507 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Construction at Q2 Stadium is on schedule to be completed by late March or early April. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin FC will play at newly named Q2 Stadium starting this summer

Austin FC announced the naming partnership with Austin-based tech company Q2 Holdings Inc. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 25.

The Contemporary Austin will host a virtual artist talk Feb. 3 with photographers Torbjørn Rødland and Philip-Lorca diCorcia. COURTESY SARAH SCHULTZ/CONTEMPORARY ATX
Austin Film Society presents drive-in Sundance Film Festival screenings, The Contemporary Austin hosts a virtual artist talk and more events in Austin

Austin Film Society is a satellite screen partner for the Sundance Film Festival, which normally takes place at a ski resort in Utah, but is screening films digitally and through partners around the country this year.