Tacodeli to begin serving cocktails, new dinner options; bakery opens in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Tacodeli will unveil its new menu items in August. (Courtesy Mackenzie Smith Kelley)
Tacodeli will unveil its new menu items in August. (Courtesy Mackenzie Smith Kelley)

Tacodeli will unveil its new menu items in August. (Courtesy Mackenzie Smith Kelley)

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Austin-based Tacodeli to begin serving cocktails and new dinner options

Austin-based taqueria Tacodeli announced in a press release Aug. 9 it will begin serving cocktails and dinner options at all locations Aug. 23.

Round Rock

Buff City Soap coming to Round Rock in November

Buff City Soap is coming to 250 University Blvd., Ste. 160, Round Rock, in November.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Austin investigating algae at Bull Creek after swimmer falls ill

The city of Austin is investigating a potentially harmful algae bloom at The Bull Creek Preserve after receiving a report Aug. 5 that a swimmer developed symptoms associated with algae exposure.

East Austin

Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream opens, plus more business news from East Austin

Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream held its grand opening July 8 at 1814 Harvey St., Austin. The new shop serves New Zealand style soft serve—a blend of vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit.


New bakery serving banana and pumpkin bread now open in Georgetown

Hannah Banana Breads and More, a Georgetown-based bakery, opened July 11. The bakery offers several baked goods, such as banana and pumpkin bread, fruit pies, coffee cakes and more.

New Braunfels

Pale Horse Drinkery & Skybar in New Braunfels sold to local business owner, slated to open as a new business this fall

Pale Horse Eatery & Skybar, a lounge and rooftop bar, closed in New Braunfels in July after the building was sold to Austin Hanna, owner of Double Schott’s Sports Bar & Grill.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Olivia Aldridge, Fernanda Figueroa, Lauren Canterberry and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.


Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD officials gathered Sept. 24 to discuss local resilience planning. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin, Travis County, AISD look to build collaboration on community disaster hubs

The governments and school district are looking to grow a network of facilities that can provide resources to residents amid weather emergencies.

Screen shot of Desmar Walkes speaking at a press conference
Austin Public Health eyes possible shift to Stage 4 guidelines

Local health leaders said they want to see the current downward trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations persist before making any changes.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

Huston-Tillotson University is one of three Austin sites tapped to move toward national historic designation in September. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
East Austin university and high school stadium, Allandale 'air-conditioned village' move toward national historic recognition

The former Anderson High School stadium and Huston-Tillotson University could soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

Austin is one of five cities worldwide included in the company's new integration. (Benton Graham/Community Impact)
Electric scooter company Bird will now show available Capital Metro bikes in its app

Riding a scooter this weekend? Keep an eye out for Bird’s new integration with Capital Metro’s bikeshare.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become Whataburger and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Kevin Foster, an Austin ISD board trustee, alerted the board Sept. 23 to his concern about a police response at LBJ Early College High School last week. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustee questions police response after hoax 911 call

After a large police response to a falsely reported school shooting last week, one member of the Austin ISD board of trustees is concerned about police scaring students.

The new signs are visible at the intersections of San Antonio Street and Sandra Muraida Way. (Courtesy Austin Transportation Department)
New parking signs in downtown Austin will update number of available spaces for 3 lots in real time

The signs provide real-time parking information for the Austin City Hall, Austin Central Library and Seaholm lots. They will begin to show the real-time data next week.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.