Georgetown's Burger University closes and more Austin-area news

Burger University on the Georgetown Square closed Sept. 4. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Burger University on the Georgetown Square closed Sept. 4. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Burger University on the Georgetown Square closed Sept. 4. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Georgetown

Burger University on the Georgetown Square closes


Burger University, located on the Georgetown Square, closed Sept. 4 after eight years of business. The restaurant was located at 119 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. Menu items included burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken and waffles, and shakes. The business also won Georgetown's best hamburger in the "Best of Georgetown" contest every year since it opened in 2012, according to its Facebook page.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Stoney LaRue: Hometown Heroes concert coming to Brushy Creek Amphitheater

On Sept. 10, event organizers announced dates and a lineup for Hometown Heroes, a socially distant outdoor music festival.

New dates announced for outdoor concert series Tailgates and Tunes in Hutto

Concert organizers announced new fall dates Sept. 10 for the inaugural Tailgates and Tunes live music series.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Marco's Pizza shooting for a November opening in Buda

A new Marco’s Pizza location in Buda has already broken ground and is aiming to open sometime in November, according to co-owner Ryan Wagner, who said the location will be at 1245 Main St., Ste. 210, Buda. Wagner said the restaurant will be a QSR, or quick-serve restaurant, and will deliver.

Northwest Austin

Local comics mourn loss of 'the heartbeat of the comedy scene' in Capitol City Comedy Club

In the hours after the Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 8 reported that late-night entertainment venue Capitol City Comedy Club is permanently ending operations, standup comedians from around the country took to social media to grieve the closing.

Mojo Coffee opens on RM 620 in Northwest Austin

Mojo Coffee Lakeline is now open at 12206 N. RR 620, Austin. The coffee shop serves espresso-based drinks, smoothies, energy drinks, teas, pastries and granola bars. Orders can be placed online, in the drive-thru and at the walk-up counter.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels to hold virtual 9/11 ceremony


The City of New Braunfels is hosting a virtual flag ceremony Sept. 11 that will feature several special guests memorializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks on their 19th anniversary.

Ali Linan, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
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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

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P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
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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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Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)
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The Round Rock Express play at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
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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)
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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions ended its grand opening event with a fireworks display Nov. 14. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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There are 15 graves in the cemetery, including that of Mary Ann Manlove Fisk, Greenleaf Fisk’s first wife. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents protect graves of first Williamson County judge and his family

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