Harbor Freight Tools coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Georgetown

Fuego Latino Gastropub now open, Harbor Freight Tools coming soon and more Georgetown business news

Fuego Latino Gastropub is now open on the Georgetown Square. The restaurant opened Aug. 8 and is located at 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, replacing Greenhouse Craft Food, which permanently closed its Georgetown location May 4.

Central Texas Mini Golf plans October opening in Georgetown



After originally planning for an August opening, Central Texas Mini Golf is set to open an 18-hole, landscape-style mini golf course in mid- or late October, co-owner Audrey Anderson said.

Southwest Austin

Roundup: 5 businesses celebrating anniversaries in South Austin

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New Braunfels

First round of PPP loans offered temporary relief in New Braunfels, saved jobs


In New Braunfels, Small Business Administration data showed 229 companies—corporations, nonprofits, independent contractors, sole proprietors and limited liability companies—received loans ranging from $150,000 to $5 million.

SBA data shows that another 1,577 New Braunfels businesses received loans of $150,000 or less.

Lone Star Bath Treats expands to brick-and-mortar location in New Braunfels

Lone Star Bath Treats, located at 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4111, New Braunfels, had its grand opening July 29. What began in 2016 as a vendor operation at various farmers markets throughout Central Texas has now expanded into a brick-and-mortar store, according to owner Mandi Jakubowski, a retired police officer.

Central Austin

Thom's Market to open fourth Austin location


Thom's Market will open at 5901 Burnet Road, Austin, in late 2020. This will be the fourth location of the locally owned market, which owner Bill Thom started on Barton Springs Road in 2008.

Pop-ups from former Olamaie, Pitchfork Pretty chefs opening on Manor Road

Este, a forthcoming restaurant at 2113 Manor Road, Austin, will host three pop-ups at its property before its scheduled opening in 2021.

JewBoy Burgers moving to Airport Boulevard brick-and-mortar

JewBoy Burgers will be opening a brick-and-mortar location in September at 5111 Airport Blvd., Austin, in the spot formerly occupied by Cluck-n-Burger, which closed July 3.

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The Brass Tap reopens and 5 other business updates in Round Rock, Hutto

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Pflugerville Public Library announces return date for curbside services

The Pflugerville Public Library will resume curbside services Aug. 11, according to a city news release. The announcement follows a temporary pause on curbside services that began July 8 due to rising COVID-19 case counts in Pflugerville.

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After March fire, Helen's Casa Alde returns in food truck form in Buda


Following a fire March 14 that rendered a Buda staple temporarily out of business, Helen's Casa Alde has just completed a soft opening at its new food truck.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Texas-based automotive company acquires newly built Jaguar Land Rover North Austin

The Texas-based Sewell Automotive Companies opened its first dealership in the Greater Austin area July 31 at 13910 N. RM 620, Austin. The family-owned company acquired Jaguar Land Rover North Austin, which opened in March under Park Place Dealerships. The newly constructed 70,000-square-foot dealership features a glass-enclosed showroom, a three-lane service drive, a service shop and more. Sewell, which has existed since 1911, now operates 17 full-service dealerships across Texas.

Nicholas Cicale, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson, Ali Linan, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Amy Rae Dadamo and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator. (Community Impact staff)
376 new cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson County from Nov. 20-23

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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Williamson County reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death Nov. 20

Williamson County reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus and one death Nov. 20.

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Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)
Inaugural interactive light festival coming soon to Bee Cave and more Central Texas updates

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The Round Rock Express play at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Round Rock Express will have a new affiliate after Astros announce departure

A new affiliate is expected to be announced soon for the 2021 season at the Dell Diamond.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ended its grand opening event with a fireworks display Nov. 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock and more top Central Texas news

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