Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Central Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival to present virtual broadcast Oct. 9-11

The Austin City Limits Music Festival will present a free virtual broadcast from Oct. 9-11, according to an email sent Sept. 17.

Georgetown



Crumbl Cookie opens, Sincerely Yours 1848 closes, plus more Georgetown business news

Keep up to date on Georgetown business news.

Cedar Park-Leander

Radha School of Music opens new Cedar Park school and 5 more area business updates

These six Cedar Park and Leander businesses are now open, coming soon, relocating, celebrating anniversaries or offering new services.

New Braunfels

Guadalupe Vintage & Co. coming soon to New Braunfels

Guadalupe Vintage & Co. is slated to open Sept. 26 at 1720 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. The boutique shop is run by Sara Howard, owner of BarBelles Boutique, and her daughter Jesi. The shop will offer vintage clothing and accessories.

Statewide

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Data from the state’s 22 hospital regions will dictate the rate at which Texas reopens its retail stores, restaurants, office buildings and gyms, among other businesses, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a Sept. 17 press conference.

Colleen Ferguson, Jack Flagler, Ali Linan, Taylor Girtman and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan brands)
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An "I Voted" sticker is left outside the Northwest Recreation Center in Austin, one of 37 early voting polling places open in Travis County. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Austin ISD trustees met Oct. 26, discussing in-person learning during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
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Capital Metro released new renderings Oct. 26 of its proposed Project Connect expansion, which voters will decide Nov. 3. This rendering shows a Blue Line light rail train at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Rendering courtesy Capital Metro)
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East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Gati, a new coconut milk ice cream shop run by Thai Fresh owner Jam Santichat, is now open in East Austin. (Courtesy Jam Santichat)
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Austin FC logo
Austin FC partners with Special Olympics Texas to field MLS Unified team

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