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.






MOST RECENT

One of the most recent city projects being completed through the use of eminent domain is the Northwest Boulevard Bridge project, an I-35 east-west overpass bridge that connects north of Rivery Boulevard with FM 971. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper.
Georgetown has acquired 1,760 acres of land using eminent domain since 2016

By acquiring the land, the city has been able to complete six road and wastewater projects.

A continuous flow intersection allows vehicles to cross to the left side of the roadway to make a left turn. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT seeks public input on proposed changes to I-35 in Georgetown

The state agency is proposing major changes between SE Inner Loop and RM 1431, including adding a continuous flow intersection at I-35 and Westinghouse Road.

The front of a small health clinic.
Outpatient clinic opening at end of June in Georgetown

The new clinic will provide care for individuals recovering from debilitating injuries or illnesses, including long-term effects of COVID-19.

A photo of inside a main room of Arbor Academy
Project-based private school in Georgetown now enrolling for August opening

Arbor Academy aims to provide a smaller community for students.

New WCCAC
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of multiple Austin-area shopping centers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The company owns several major retail centers in Northwest Austin, Georgetown and Cedar Park.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

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.