Austin School of Fashion Design moves to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

The Austin School of Fashion Design, or ASFD, relocated from North Austin to Georgetown in October. (Courtesy The Austin School of Fashion Design)
The Austin School of Fashion Design, or ASFD, relocated from North Austin to Georgetown in October. (Courtesy The Austin School of Fashion Design)

The Austin School of Fashion Design, or ASFD, relocated from North Austin to Georgetown in October. (Courtesy The Austin School of Fashion Design)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Georgetown

Austin School of Fashion Design moves to Georgetown

The school was previously located in Austin.

Red Poppy Coffee inside the Georgetown Library closes


The business announced the closure on Facebook on Oct. 27.

Cen-Tex Mini Golf now open in Georgetown

The 18-hole course will hold mini golf tournaments and will have league play for different age groups, and concessions will be available on-site.

Central Austin

Fall events in Central Austin: Texas Book Festival goes virtual, paddle-up trick-or-treating on the lake and more


The October and November calendar includes the Halloween paddle on Lady Bird Lake and a new event from the organizers of Babes Fest.

Northwest Austin

Northwest Austin's Delaware Sub Shop marks 40 years of serving authentic Philly-style hoagies

Delaware Sub Shop has seen more U.S. presidents—seven—than the total number of hot subs offered on its menu—six.

Black Widow MMA gym focused on fitness, fundamentals for all students

Black Widow MMA, one of Austin's few woman-owned mixed martial arts gyms, emphasizes drilling down fundamentals and making its classes open for everyone.

Southwest Austin

From fall festivals to 5Ks, here are 16 events to put on your calendar in Southwest Austin, Dripping Springs and around the region


From the virtual Texas Book Festival to ghost tours in Georgetown, find an event to attend this October and November.

JuiceLand and Little City Coffee drive-thru now open, Nutty Brown artists get a new shop and other Southwest Austin business news

Catch up on the latest Southwest Austin business news here.

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KidStrong Pflugerville to offer child development services, and 2 other business updates


KidStrong Pflugerville is a private child development center that specializes in “brain, physical and character development."

New Braunfels

After canceling the Día de los Muertos Festival, the New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance created a new way to celebrate


The HBA is partnering with Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre to show "Coco" as part of a Día de los Muertos celebration.

State-of-the-art diabetes center now open in New Braunfels

The Diabetes & Metabolic Wellness Center, located at 66 Gruene Park Drive, Ste. 210, New Braunfels, is now open.

Several businesses are coming soon to the New Braunfels MarketPlace

The shopping center will soon be home to BBVA Bank, SynergenX and the new location of Ernesto's Jewelry.

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Artist and brand collective The Unknown Concept now open in San Marcos


The Unknown Concept, a collection of local brands and artists located at 218 Guadalupe St., San Marcos, opened Sept. 6.

76-acre, 863,000-square-foot industrial park coming to Kyle

A 76-acre industrial park located at 19200 Marketplace Ave., Kyle, is scheduled to start opening its first phase of development in spring 2021, according to information from its development company, Northpoint Development.

Olivia Aldridge, Lauren Canterberry, Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan, Iain Oldman, Brian Rash and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

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Central Austin continues trend of rising home prices in recent report

The monthly median housing price in October for Central Austin climbed to $625,000.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.

The Bridge at Turtle Creek apartment complex will provide more than 300 affordable units upon completion in 2022. (Rendering courtesy Journeyman Group)
Austin development updates: Apartments could replace two Rainey Street bars, 307 affordable housing units coming to South First Street area

A 569-foot apartment complex could replace Javelina and Craft Bar. Meanwhile, development continues in the St. Elmo area.

Falafel—served in a pita or without one—is TLV's most ordered dish. (Courtesy TLV)
Still open for takeout, TLV is the lone restaurant operating in Fareground food hall

"We will make it through these tough times," said chef Berty Richter.

Trail of Lights (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Holiday markets, strolls, tree lightings and Trail of Lights: 18 events in the Austin area in November and December

The Trail of Lights has gone drive-thru this year, while the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is taking free, ticketed reservations to adhere to social distancing requirements.

Austin voters approved a $7.1 billion public transit expansion Nov. 3 that will add bus and rail in Austin. (Design by Miranda Baker/Community Impact Newspaper)
After historic public transportation vote, here is what's next for Project Connect in Austin

Shovels won't be hitting the ground on the light rail and downtown tunnel for years, but work is getting started now after Austinites approved the $7.1 billion plan Nov. 3.

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Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)
Inaugural interactive light festival coming soon to Bee Cave and more Central Texas updates

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Campuses in Austin ISD may close to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD classes could go virtual for the week following Thanksgiving break

The district will make a final decision about closing schools by Nov. 25.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.