Georgetown residents, H-E-B petition for alcohol sales; dead rabid bat found in Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

Voters will be able to sign petitions at both existing H-E-B stores in Georgetown (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Voters will be able to sign petitions at both existing H-E-B stores in Georgetown (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Voters will be able to sign petitions at both existing H-E-B stores in Georgetown (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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


Georgetown residents, H-E-B representatives start petition to allow for the sale of alcohol in Wolf Lakes Village

Georgetown residents and H-E-B representatives are launching a petition campaign to address inconsistencies in alcohol sales rules within the city of Georgetown, according to a Texas Petition Strategies June 7 news release.

Leander-Cedar Park

Dead rabid bat found in Cedar Park

A dead bat in Cedar Park tested positive for rabies June 5, according to a June 8 Cedar Park Police Department release. Cedar Park Animal Control found the bat near Lynnwood Trail and Brushy Creek Road and took the bat to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Round Rock

New Round Rock boutique to offer inclusive clothing sizing

Rhae, a size-inclusive clothing boutique, is hosting a grand opening at 10 a.m. June 12. The retailer, located 306 W. Main St., Round Rock, offers clothing in sizes ranging from XXS-6X.


Red, White & Boom: Typhoon Texas announces expanded Fourth of July program

Typhoon Texas, in partnership with the city of Pflugerville, has announced an expanded three-day program to commemorate the Fourth of July.

Central Austin

New cheese and charcuterie board business now open in Mueller neighborhood

Casero, a business that specializes in charcuterie and cheese boards, opened June 2 in the Mueller neighborhood at 2100 Robert Browning St., Austin, in the space that formerly housed the East Austin Culinary Studio.

Northwest Austin

Austin Beerworks celebrates 10 years; new pizza spot opening in Anderson Mill and other restaurant news from Northwest Austin

Austin Beerworks celebrated its 10th anniversary of serving at 3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin. The North Austin brewery, known for its flagship beers such as Pearl-Snap and Fire Eagle, reopened its taproom to customers on June 7.

Hyatt Place to open new hotel in Austin's Four Points neighborhood

Hyatt Place Austin-Lake Travis/Four Points will open June 9 at 7300 N. RM 620, Austin.

New Braunfels

Portion of Rio Drive in New Braunfels to remain closed until early July

A portion of Rio Drive will remain closed as New Braunfels Utilities crews continue work to install the 42-inch sanitary sewer line.

Fernanda Figueroa, Brooke Sjoberg, Amy Rae Dadamo, Jack Flagler, Iain Oldman, Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

UT Austin football stadium filled with fans
In Austin and the rest of the nation, the business of college sports is changing

If Gov. Greg Abbott signs SB 1325 into law, Texas will join a number of other U.S. states in allowing college athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses.

Lingering symptoms, long-term impact of COVID-19 will take time to fully understand

Dr. Mary Katherine Theoktisto answers questions regarding the virus.

Road construction Adobe Stock
Nightly closures on I-35 mainlanes north of Georgetown planned this weekend, June 11-13

Both directions of I-35 mainlanes will be totally closed at points this weekend as the state demolishes a bridge.

The extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard is underway north of Hwy. 79. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
North-south road in Round Rock makes progress; homestead exemption OK'd in Leander and more Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Candlewood Suites is located at 10811 Pecan Park Blvd., Bldg. 2, Austin. (Chris Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council votes for improved coordination with local counties on homeless issues; no action taken on Williamson County Candlewood Suites purchase before summer break

Council members unaimously approved a resolution aimed at improving collaboration on homeless strategy between Austin and local county officials June 10.

Gypsy Ice can be found at different locations in Georgetown and be requested for events. (Courtesy Gypsy Ice)
Gypsy Ice sweets trailer now open in Georgetown

Gypsy Ice offers a variety of naturally flavored shaved ice.

Amberlin Georgetown will feature resort-style amenities. (Courtesy Compass Communications)
New active adult community Amberlin Georgetown to bring 188 residential units

The active living community will provide 188 residential units for residents 55 and older

Wayne Reed has served as assistant city manager since January 2016. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Assistant City Manager Wayne Reed leaves Georgetown

Police Chief Wayne Nero will serve as interim assistant city manager.

The amendment will allow for an increase of residential units from 7,500 to 7,575 at 135 Sun City Boulevard. (Courtesy Hunter Pontious)
75 new residential units coming to Sun City

Georgetown City Council approved the increase on June 8.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.