Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)

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Jo's Coffee, other businesses bring new locations to north Central Austin

Jo's Coffee opened a new location Jan. 27 at 1000 E. 41st St., Austin, in the Hancock Center shopping plaza. This is the fourth location for Jo's in Austin and the first with a drive-thru option.

Austin Public Health resumes vaccinations, testing after weather-related delays

Austin Public Health is in the process of rescheduling thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments after winter storm conditions shut down the regional vaccination hub’s operations for more than a week.

Crews will collect extra material curbside for no charge as service resumes in Austin

The city of Austin suspended collection of trash, recycling and compost after a winter storm and subfreezing temperatures left road conditions unsafe for crews through the week of Feb. 15. Those services resumed Feb. 22, according to Austin Resource Recovery.


New restaurant District Six coming to Georgetown Square

District Six, a new restaurant coming to the Georgetown Square, plans to open March 5. District Six, also referred to as D6, is a neighborhood sports-centric restaurant serving elevated bar food and drinks.


Winter storm cleanup programs OK'd to aid Pflugerville community

Pflugerville City Council approved fee waivers and expanded services at its meeting Feb. 23 to help the Pflugerville community with cleanup from the winter storm. The programs will assist with emergency repairs and residential cleanup in the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

New Braunfels

‘It’s just what should be done’: New Braunfels businesses donate food, water to community, nonprofits

For Levi McBee, the winter storm that struck Texas the week of Feb. 15 provided an opportunity to give back to a community that has supported him during the coronavirus pandemic.

Southwest Austin

Con Madre Kitchen opens, new local emergency room and more Southwest Austin business news

Con Madre Kitchen opened a second location earlier this month at 8906 Brodie Lane, Austin. The restaurant, which has its first location on East Oltorf Street in Austin, offers a menu of breakfast and lunch tacos, burritos, tortas, gorditas, quesadillas and burgers.

Northwest Austin

Downtown hotspot Gabriela’s announces two new North Austin restaurants

Austin restaurateurs Gabriela and Arturo Bucio, purveyors of downtown modern Mexican restaurant Gabriela’s, announced Feb. 24 an expansion into the North Austin area with two new restaurants.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Buff City Soap is set to open in West Lake Hills

A new shop selling soaps and skin care is coming soon to West Lake Hills. Buff City Soap is set to open within the Village at Westlake on March 4 at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. B-270, West Lake Hills. The soap makery offers handmade daily bath bombs, laundry soap and other products.

Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Claire Ricke, Nicholas Cicale, Olivia Aldridge, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.


Austin government, nonprofit and business leaders recently participated in a weeks-long summit centered on unsheltered homelessness in the city. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plan to house 3,000 homeless individuals in Austin in the next three years would cost $515 million

The plan Austin City Council members discussed April 20 emerged from a weekslong community-wide summit on homelessness.

Photo of Zilker Park
Travis County establishes Civilian Conservation Corps to tackle climate, environmental projects

The program will create opportunities for residents to work on projects including wildfire prevention, solar energy promotion and park cleanups.

Residents march to the Texas Capitol in protests after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin leaders react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard speaks to reporters March 13 at the Delco Actiity Center in Northeast Austin. Residents can walk up to the Delco Center on April 22 and 23 and receive vaccines without an appointment. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health will accept walk-up vaccinations at the Delco Activity Center starting April 22

APH will also leave its registration portal open throughout most of the week.

Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 8,000 Travis County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting for the county's May 1 election began April 19 and will run through April 27.

The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin vaccine updates: Demand slows as state begins marketing push

Appointments are beginning to go unfilled, and local health officials say demand has caught up to supply. All adults in the U.S. are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

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Photo of two performers on an outdoor SXSW stage
South by Southwest sells ownership stake in company to Rolling Stone owner Penske Media Corp.

SXSW leadership called the sale a "lifeline" for the conference and festivals.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.

Austin Anthem watch party
Crowds of fans converge on North Austin to watch inaugural Austin FC game

Breweries around Q2 Stadium in North Austin brought in large outdoor screens and new employees to host fans of Austin FC for the team's historic first match.

Austin Police Department
UPDATE: Loop 360 closed in both directions in Northwest Austin due to a shooting incident

Residents who live in the Arboretum area in Northwest Austin are advised to shelter in place.

Early voting for the May 1 election opens April 19 at a 7 a.m. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting in Austin opens April 19: See what’s on the ballot, where to vote

City residents will be making decisions on eight propositions ranging from whether to adopt a strong mayor government system to whether to reinstate public camping bans.