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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Pflugerville cancels 2020 Chili Pfest, Deutschen Pfest

The city of Pflugerville announced July 13 that two annual events will not take place in 2020. Both Deutshcen Pfest and Chili Pfest have been called off due to public health concerns around the coronavirus.


JUST IN: POPPtober Fest 2020 in Georgetown is canceled

POPPtober Fest 2020, a rescheduled and reimagined Red Poppy Festival planned for Oct. 23-25, has been canceled.

Georgetown-based nonprofit to provide COVID-19 financial assistance for those in need

Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties is providing emergency assistance for community members in need due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a June 9 news release.

Call for Annual Sculpture Tour entries, more Georgetown arts and culture news

Sculpture Tour applications for the 2020-21 tour will close at the end of the day Aug. 1, according to city of Georgetown information.

The Baked Bear Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches now open in Georgetown

The Baked Bear Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches opened June 27 at 109 E. Seventh St., Georgetown. The menu features customizable ice cream sandwiches made with fresh-baked cookies and brownies and hand-churned ice cream.

New Braunfels

Landa Park Drive intersection to close during water main repair in New Braunfels

The intersection of Landa Street and Landa Park Drive will be temporarily closed from 10 p.m. July 15-5 a.m. July 16.

Central Austin

Metz Recreation Center could be renamed in honor of Rodolfo 'Rudy' Mendez

Austin City Council will consider changing the name of Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St., Austin, to the Rodolfo "Rudy" Mendez Recreation Center after the parks and recreation department collected public feedback through May 2.

Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Jack Flagler and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.