Aldi opens in Georgetown; Willie Nelson donates signed guitar and more Central Texas news

Aldi is located at 936 W. University Ave., Georgetown. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
Aldi is located at 936 W. University Ave., Georgetown. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)

Aldi is located at 936 W. University Ave., Georgetown. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Georgetown

Aldi now open in Georgetown

The approximately 12,000-square-foot store is equipped with Aldi-exclusive brands, fresh produce, barbecue necessities, wine and regional items specific to the desire of Texas shoppers.

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Willie Nelson donates signed guitar to benefit Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary

The Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary in Spicewood recently received support from one of its most notable residents—Willie Nelson.

New Braunfels

Elevated Eye Care coming soon to New Braunfels

Dr. Jennifer Blaschke and her sister Dr. Kymber Blaschke will offer eye care for children and adults including vision therapy, specialty contact lenses and full-service optical care.

Central Austin

Austin Pride parade among postponements due to rising COVID-19 cases

Austin Pride postponed the 2021 Pride parade until further notice due to rising COVID-19 case numbers in the area.

Northwest Austin

National chain Smoothie King now open off Research Boulevard in Northwest Austin

The store, which opened in May, serves smoothies made with fresh fruit and nutrition additives.

Statewide

Texas Renaissance Festival ticket sales to start Aug. 13

Ticket sales for the 47th annual event will go live online Aug. 13. Prices start at $25 for adults and $13 for children age 12 and younger. Cabin, camping, glamping and RV experiences are also available.

Fernanda Figueroa, Danica Lloyd, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Maggie Quinlan and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.






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