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.


MOST RECENT

Williamson County has not had any reported human infections of West Nile Virus this year. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Georgetown

This is the third mosquito trap that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Williamson County this week. There have been no reported human infections of the virus in the county this year.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Georgetown's 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
40th annual Georgetown Christmas Stroll kicks off holiday season in downtown square

Georgetown’s 40th annual Christmas Stroll will be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in and around the city’s historic downtown square.

The Georgetown Police Department's Blue Santa program will assist a toy drive at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo)
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown to host annual toy drive

Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home is accepting unwrapped presents for their second annual toy drive.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.

Rendering of Tesla's Cybertruck
Tesla officially names Texas gigafactory as its new headquarters

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows the Travis County manufacturing plant as Tesla's new home base.

Georgetown Club Manager Shaun Valdez won Club Manager of the year at the annual Anytime Fitness Conference. (Courtesy Anytime Fitness)
Georgetown Anytime Fitness wins best training club award during annual conference

Georgetown Anytime Fitness won two awards at the annual Anytime Fitness conference in Dallas, TX.

Tomball City Council approved a development agreement with Lovett Industrial for 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road Nov. 29. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Tomball City Council approves development of 240 acres at Hwy. 249, Rocky Road; JLB Eatery coming soon to Katy and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 1.

The grant will give Southwestern University the ability to fund more programs for S-STEM scholars than the university was previously able to do. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Southwestern University receives $1.5 million grant to help students pursue STEM fields

Southwestern University is receiving $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to support low-income students and students of color pursuing STEM fields.