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

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.

Pflugerville-Hutto

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.



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Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
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Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

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Health officials warn ICU space is critically low as Travis County sees its 900th COVID-19 death

As the delta variant drives transmission rates up, local hospital systems warn that ICUs are strained.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
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TheraWave Vibrant Wellness is located at 1616 Williams Drive, Ste. 107, Georgetown. (Courtesy TheraWave Vibrant Wellness)
TheraWave Vibrant Wellness now open in Georgetown

The business is focused on offering pulsed electro-magnetic frequency therapy.

The delta variant has now been confirmed in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County reports more than 490 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 during the week of July 26 as two local cases of delta variant are confirmed

Since July 26, Comal County has reported a total of 492 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. It is the highest number of weekly reported cases since the week of January 25.

Williamson County data shows there are only 2% of intensive care unit beds available for coronavirus hospitalizations. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County drops to 13 available ICU beds as coronavirus cases climb

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The Oaks at Slaughter development will have several new businesses opening by the end of 2021. (Deeda Lovett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its virtual learning program July 29. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock ISD releases virtual learning enrollment information

Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its fall 2021 virtual learning program July 29.

Public schools cannot require students, teachers, parents, and other staff members or visitors to wear masks after June 4, Gov. Greg Abbott declared in an executive order issued May 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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