Residents to select Zilker Train name and more Central Texas news

Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in south Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in south Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in south Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Central Austin

South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train's new name

Here is the latest news from south Central Austin.

New Braunfels



Astronaut Charles Duke honored as 2020 Texan of the Year with performance by Randy Rogers in New Braunfels

Brigadier General and Apollo astronaut Charles Duke was named 2020 Texan of the Year in December, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed celebrations for the New Braunfels resident that were intended to take place in March.

Gruene Hat Co. works with customers to express their personal style

Cody Courtney and his wife, Katie, opened Gruene Hat Co. in March 2019 with the goal of offering fully customizable hats in their 225-square-foot shop.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

X'Clusive Hair Studio in San Marcos reopens, introduces X'Clusive Boutique

X’Clusive Hair Studio, located at 1904 RM 12, Ste. 103, San Marcos, reopened July 22 after having to close in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Owners of Two Wheel Brewing in Buda announce its closure

The owners of Two Wheel Brewing Co., located at 535 S. Loop 4, Buda, announced via social media Sept. 2 that they have decided to close the business permanently. The announcement is confirmed on the brewing company’s website.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Foliepop's opens its terrace for dine-in service at Hill Country Galleria

Foliepop’s, a new french pastry and coffeehouse cafe at the Hill Country Galleria, opened its terrace for dine-in service Sept. 3. Located at 13420 Galleria Circle, Bee Cave, Foliepop's allows guests to be their own chef by choosing from a variety of 512 sweet and savory pastry combinations.

Stein Mart to close Westlake location following liquidation sale

Stein Mart will close its location within the West Woods Shopping Center following a liquidation sale at 3201 Bee Caves Road, Austin. The company announced Aug. 13 that it had voluntarily filed for bankruptcy and said it expects to close a “significant portion, if not all” of its stores by the fourth quarter of 2020.

Georgetown

Lane closures on I-35 in Georgetown to start Sept. 7

Lane closures on I-35 will be in effect just north of Williams Drive in Georgetown during the overnight hours Sept. 7-10, weather permitting, a news release from the city said.

Travis County

Travis County reopens most parks ahead of Labor Day weekend

Travis County announced it would reopen most of its parks Sept. 4 following several months of closures for many parks during the coronavirus pandemic. Only Cypress Creek Park, Sandy Creek Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve and county-operated athletics fields will remain closed.

Brian Rash, Olivia Aldridge, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Jack Flagler, Lauren Canterberry, Brian Rash and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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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)
More than half of all Travis County voters have cast their ballots, exceeding early voting turnout percentage in 2016

More than 448,000 votes have been cast in Travis County. Early voting closes on Oct. 30.

Austin ISD trustees met Oct. 26, discussing in-person learning during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Twice as many Austin elementary students have returned to campus compared to first day of in-person instruction, district says

Austin ISD will open its campuses to accommodate all students who request in-person instruction beginning Nov. 2.

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)
In final week of early voting, here is what Austin residents should know about Project Connect

The proposition appears as a 237-word block of text near the end of the ballot but boils down to a simple question: Are voters for or against a significant expansion of local public transportation, paid for in part with property tax funds?

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)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Gati, a new coconut milk ice cream shop run by Thai Fresh owner Jam Santichat, is now open in East Austin. (Courtesy Jam Santichat)
New Hopdoddy location, coconut milk ice cream and more East Austin business news

Several new businesses have opened in or are on their way to Central-East Austin.

Austin FC logo
Austin FC partners with Special Olympics Texas to field MLS Unified team

As Major League Soccer franchise Austin FC starts play in its upcoming season, the team will help to field a squad made up of Special Olympics Texas athletes for a series of matches.

A screen shot of Elon Musk speaking into a microphone
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms 2021 opening for Travis County gigafactory

Musk said construction is moving apace at the new electric auto factory east of Austin.

The bakery is known for its Texas Sized Donut weighing 2 pounds and can trace its history back to 1926 when Reinhold R. Moehring opened the shop in downtown Round Rock. (Community Impact file photo courtesy Round Rock Donuts)
Round Rock Donuts coming to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Graphic visualization of coronavirus
UT experts predict a 96% chance of worsening COVID-19 rates in Travis County in coming weeks

Travis County's health authority says individual actions can still turn the tide.