New brewery opens in Spicewood and more Central Texas news

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community updates from Central Texas.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Spicewood sees addition of new brewery and more business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Here is the most recent business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

Georgetown



Georgetown residents can recycle holiday string lights through Jan. 31

The city of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents.

UPDATED: 11 holiday events in Georgetown this December

Looking for something to get in the holiday spirit this December? Here are several events happening in Georgetown.

After 20 years of service, Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley to retire in January

Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley, who has served in that role for 20 years, announced his retirement Nov. 19. Lashley will retire Jan. 29 to become the executive director of the Central Texas Library System, a nonprofit serving 218 member libraries across the state, according to a news release.

Juice bar Gtown Social coming to Georgetown plus more business news

Gtown Social, a smoothie and juice bar, is coming to Georgetown in December. The business sells healthy shakes, energy teas and coffee and is seeking to open by the middle of the month.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Santiago's Tex-Mex and Cantina opens 2nd Round Rock location and 3 other business updates

From breakfast tacos and migas to tamales and chimichangas, Santiago's Tex-Mex and Cantina has doubled its Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings with the opening of its second Round Rock location.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Hays County primed to become unique minigolf stronghold

Beginning in late January, Hays County will become home to three different establishments that will make it a prime destination for unique minigolf opportunities.

New Braunfels

Hinman Island Drive to be closed in New Braunfels until April 30

Beginning Nov. 30, portions of Elizabeth Avenue and Hinman Island Drive between Landa Park Drive and Liberty Street will be closed until April 30.

New Braunfels nonprofit to host fundraiser to benefit families facing medical battles

Light Work 316 Inc. will host the event at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre on Dec. 3.

Central Austin

Now open in Austin: New coffee shop, offices and medical clinics arrive south of river


New businesses operating in Austin include MilkRun, which delivers dairy, meat, produce and other products from local farmers to customers at home.

Northwest Austin

North Austin gaming destination Pinballz celebrates decade of business and 5 other business updates to know


The Original Pinballz Arcade on Nov. 20 celebrated its 10th year of business. According to the company, owner Darren Spohn opened the North Austin arcade and events center with his own personal collection of pinball machines and retro arcade cabinets.

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



MOST RECENT

Trauma Service Area O, which comprises 11 counties, is nearing hospital and ICU bed capacity. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Record-high 582 new COVID-19 cases reported in Williamson County on Jan. 15

Trauma Service Area O, which comprises 11 counties, is nearing hospital and ICU bed capacity.

A group of Austin-area school districts is advocating for early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for school staff members. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin-area school districts advocate for teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Educators in the designated population for early distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in 32 states. Texas was not one of them, according to a Jan. 14 letter signed by 17 Central Texas school districts.

Southwestern University will host several events for its annual Dream Week programming. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Honor, celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at these Georgetown events Jan. 18-26

A variety of events including a virtual program, service day events, and a race and ethnicity symposium will be held in Georgetown.

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
455 new cases of coronavirus reported in Williamson County on Jan. 14

Keep up to date on how the novel coronavirus has impacted Williamson County.

Cryotherapy, which is used to reduce inflammation, is known to help with pain, weight loss, sleep and more. (Courtesy Cryo @ Wolf)
New cryotherapy center opens in Wolf Ranch, more Georgetown business news

Cryo @ Wolf opened in the Wolf Ranch shopping center Jan. 5.

Williamson County broke 25,000 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and added seven deaths Jan. 13. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County breaks 25,000 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, adds 7 deaths Jan. 13

The county is also nearing capacity for hospital and ICU beds for coronavirus patients.

(Courtesy House photography)
Williamson County state legislators set priorities as session begins

Beyond the budget, one of the key decisions made this session will be redistricting, the process of redrawing district boundaries to guarantee equal voter representation through equal, or equivalent, population counts.

Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Impact staff)
Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite COVID-19

Georgetown reported continued sales tax growth in November despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar shared a new revenue estimate for the 2022-23 biennium Jan. 11. (Courtesy Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Comptroller projects drop in state revenue, potential for economic uptick for next biennium

Despite the slight reduction in expected revenue for the state's 2022-23 budget, recovery could be on the horizon.

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County nears 25,000 total confirmed coronavirus cases, adds 15 deaths Jan. 12

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County.