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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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.


Many different zoning and rezoning ordinances were passed by the City of Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Multiple zoning, rezoning requests receive Georgetown City Council approval

The zoning changes could allow for more houses in Sun City and a new subdivision.

YMCA of Greater Williamson County is proposing a joint facility with Georgetown ISD and has asked the city to join in. (Community Impact staff)
YMCA asks Georgetown for $3M to participate in $29M joint facility

YMCA officials are proposing the city join in a partnership with Georgetown ISD to construct a new recreation facility.

Georgetown City Council will have a second public hearing regarding amendments to the city charter. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown City Council debates charter amendment adding term limits

The proposed amendment could add term limits for council members and the mayor.

The front of a pediatricians office.
Georgetown Pediatrics hosts grand opening June 26

The event will include family-fun activities as well as chances to meet the pediatricians and tour the clinic.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

The front of the Georgetown ISD building.
Georgetown ISD announces new principal at Carver Elementary School

Tosha Vanmetre has worked in various positions in Georgetown and Manor ISDs.

Rachael Jonrowe currently represents District 6 on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe to resign

The District 6 representative cited multiple reasons in a June 7 video posted to Facebook.

H-E-B has two stores in Georgetown, including one off I-35. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B celebrates 55 years in Georgetown

Georgetown's two H-E-B stores will celebrate the major milestone June 26.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

A medium sized black and white dog.
Two overcapacity Georgetown animal shelters are offering free adoptions through June 20

The shelters have teamed up to help with an overflow of adoptable dogs and cats.