New restaurant coming to Georgetown; new Hutto community to have nearly 1K lots and more top Central Texas news

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Goodfolks plans to open in late July to early August. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Georgetown

New Southern-style restaurant coming to Georgetown Square

A new farm-to-table restaurant, Goodfolks, plans to open on the Georgetown Square in late July or early August.

Georgetown City Council approves design amendment to accommodate for new H-E-B at Wolf Lakes Village



Georgetown City Council approved a zoning map amendment on May 11 that would allow for additional flexibility in design to accommodate for new H-E-B at Wolf Lakes Village.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

9 businesses that are now open or coming soon in Buda and Kyle

Several new businesses have opened recently or are coming soon in Buda and Kyle.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels City Council meeting heats up over multifamily housing

New Braunfels City Council passed three of the four zoning ordinances up for consideration during a May 10 meeting, which was peppered with heated comments from residents about the city's growth and zoning practices.

Pflugerville-Hutto

New Hutto community to feature nearly 1,000 lots, dedicated elementary school site

A new neighborhood in Hutto is slated to have nearly 1,000 homes and feature larger lot sizes.

Ali Linan, Fernanda Figueroa, Warren Brown, Brian Rash and Megan Cardona contributed to this report.






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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.