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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Snow covers crops at Johnson's Backyard Garden in Austin. (Courtesy Johnson’s Backyard Garden)
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For a third consecutive semester, Texas public school districts will not be penalized financially due to declining enrollment and attendance as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, due to an extension of the hold-harmless guarantee, state leaders announced March 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas leaders ensure financial stability for public school districts through spring semester with hold-harmless extension

The guarantee also ensures that Texas school systems can retain their teachers for the 2020-21 school year for whom they originally budgeted.

Winter Storm Uri caused restaurants across Austin to close due to power outages and unsafe road conditions. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Central Texas Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank announces distribution sites in March following winter storm

The Central Texas Food Bank is holding food distribution events throughout March for local residents experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lingering effects from damage caused by Winter Storm Uri.

Austin Marriott Downtown opens March 4. (Courtesy Austin Marriott Downtown)
31-story Austin Marriott Downtown opens March 4

The new hotel includes The Lobbyist, a two-story cocktail bar and Corinne Restaurant, a neighborhood dining and cocktail spot with an outdoor patio.

Courtney Manuel (center), I Live Here I Give Here executive director, and and board chair Kathy Smith-Willman (right) stand with Edward B. Burger, St. David's Foundation executive director, during Amplify Austin Day 2020. (Courtesy Trent Lee Photography)
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