Golden Bear Park opens in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

The 2.7-acre Golden Bear Park is located in the Berry Creek neighborhood. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
The 2.7-acre Golden Bear Park is located in the Berry Creek neighborhood. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The 2.7-acre Golden Bear Park is located in the Berry Creek neighborhood. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Read the latest Austin-area business and community news.

Georgetown

New outdoor play space Golden Bear Park now open in Georgetown

Golden Bear Park opened Oct. 8 at 107 Golden Bear Drive, Georgetown, and features two playscapes, a swing set, a drinking fountain, a bike rack and a trail, information from the city said.

Celtic Viking Studios: New photography, video and podcast creative rental space coming soon


Celtic Viking Studios plans to open Dec. 3 at 110 E. Seventh St., Ste. 308, Georgetown.

Local nonprofit Living Grace Canine Ranch to house senior animals on Bertram property

Rhonda Minardi bought land in Bertram and started the Living Grace Canine Ranch, a nonprofit, rescue sanctuary dedicated to caring for senior dogs who are deemed unadoptable due to age, medical condition or breed.

Southwest Austin

Dripping Springs rodeo returns, Disc Nation moves and more Southwest Austin business news

Here is the latest Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs business news.

Meanwhile Brewing Co. scheduled to open in Southeast Austin this weekend

Meanwhile Brewing Co., created by Portland Oregon-based Breakside Brewery’s Will Jaquiss and Nao Ohdera, will open in Southeast Austin on Oct. 16, according to a news release by the business.

New Braunfels

Comal County to allow bars to reopen per Gov. Greg Abbott’s order

Bars in Comal County will be able to reopen and operate at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14 in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Oct. 7 executive order.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Santa’s Jingle Bell Run canceled in San Marcos

Popular San Marcos event Santa’s Jingle Bell Run 5K & Kids K has been canceled this year.

A press release put out through event organizer The Sights and Sounds of Christmas Foundation states the board of directors is exploring options and will provide updates as details become available.

Brian Rash, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Ali Linan, Nicholas Cicale and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


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Local business brings Alaskan fish to Central Texas markets

Fish from Savory Alaska taste like the ocean, the owners said, and lack the “fishy” taste that customers often avoid.

The daily coronavirus update did not come out on Oct. 19 and 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County daily coronavirus update stalled after inconsistencies are found

The daily coronavirus update did not come out on Oct. 19 and 20.

Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey presented a virtual groundbreaking for the Ronald Reagan intersection improvement projects during an Oct. 20 Commissioners Court meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
Ronald Reagan intersection improvements slated to begin in December

Williamson County celebrated the start of the project with a virtual groundbreaking.

Early voting at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple
Some Austin-area polling locations have recorded 10,000-plus votes through first week of early voting

Three Williamson County polling locations have each reported more than 10,000 ballots cast in the first week of early voting.

Fewer Georgetown ISD high school students returned to on-campus learning for the second nine weeks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fewer Georgetown ISD high school students return to on-campus learning in second 9 weeks

About half of Georgetown ISD high schoolers are learning from home.

Georgetown ISD will begin accepting out-of-district transfer students. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD to begin accepting out-of-district transfer students

Students in grades pre-K-12 will be able to transfer into the district.

Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

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Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County reports highest early voting turnout percentage in Texas

Nearly one third of Williamson County's registered voters have turned out in the first six days of early voting.