Beer garden The Good Lot coming soon to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)
The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)

The beer garden The Good Lot will be located at 2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, near Veterans Memorial Park. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.

Cedar Park-Leander

Family-friendly beer garden coming to Cedar Park and 4 more local business updates


The Good Lot will serve local and specialty craft beers, wine and cider.

Creole oyster restaurant coming to Cedar Park in November


The oyster bar restaurant will open Nov. 19.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Trick or treat? Have your pick of both with 5 Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto Halloween events


Enjoy some fall-themed activities and eat your weight in candy this Halloween with five "spooktacular" Halloween events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Georgetown

New bridal shop Coreena’s Bridal Boutique and Coffee+Crisp coffee trailer open in Georgetown

Coreena’s Bridal Boutique and Coffee+Crisp have recently opened in Georgetown.

Georgetown swift water training facility Fathom Academy now consulting internationally

Owner Barton Bollfrass is helping establish similar swift water training tanks around the world.

Central Austin

After fire in June, Alta Alexander is eager to get back to East 12th Street and Altatudes soon


Alta Alexander is working to stay "top of mind" and opened up an online sales platform as she prepares to return to her storefront.

Now open in downtown Austin and The Drag: Moody's Kitchen + Bar, three new coffee shops and more

See which coffee shops, restaurants and bars recently opened in the downtown and West Campus areas of Austin.

After nearly getting into the smoothie business, Bird Bird Biscuit owners have found a niche with comfort food

Co-owners Brian Batch and Ryan McElroy met when Batch was working at Thunderbird Coffee, which McElroy owns. Next year, Bird Bird will open a location on Koenig Lane.

New Braunfels

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Braunfels opens new location


The new space opened for classes Oct. 3.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Sale of a home in Steiner Ranch to aid Austin families experiencing homeless


The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin celebrated the completion of its 2020 Benefit Home located in the Steiner Ranch area at 12512 Simmental Drive, Austin, during an Oct. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler, Taylor Girtman, Ali Linan and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.


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Campuses in Austin ISD will be closes to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Austin ISD classes to be held online through Dec. 4

The district will also be providing free COVID-19 tests to staff and families Dec. 2-4.

Bicycles for public use are docked at a MetroBike station on Lake Austin Boulevard. Austin's $460 million Proposition B will include funding for additional bicycle lanes through the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breaking down Austin's $460 million bond for bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and more

The bond will fun a bridge over Pleasant Valley Road connecting two ends of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, among other improvements.

In a Nov. 13 letter to Pflugerville City Council, the Pflugerville Fire Department said it might have to discontinue emergency ambulance services and advanced life support if additional funding is not made available. (Community Impact Staff)
Pflugerville residents push for EMS services amid new emergency district overlay discussions

"To allow citizens to vote on the current topic is to allow them to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent and how their loved ones are cared for," resident Blake Brown said Nov. 24.

There is no data to support whether homelessness has increased since March, according to Austin’s Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, but ECHO executive director Matt Mollica said anecdotally, he believes the pandemic, job loss and lack of federal rent relief has led to more people locally experiencing homelessness. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nonprofits fighting to end homelessness in Austin say COVID-19 measures have created new challenges

Nonprofits have seen a greater need from Austin’s homeless community—for food, clothing, health care and hygiene resources—since March, and they are scrambling to fill those gaps.

The mayor pro tem acts as mayor when the mayor is absent from a meeting. (Community Impact Staff)
Omar Peña to continue as Pflugerville City Council's mayor pro tem

Omar Peña has served as mayor pro tem since 2015, with the position filled each year as new council members join.

Round Rock City Council approved a resolution for the Oakmond Drive extension. (Courtesy Round Rock City Council and Google Earth)
Gattis School Road, N. Mays Street approved for improvements by Round Rock City Council

City Council approved the enactment of eminent domain to acquire property on Gattis School Road to create the Oakmont Drive extension that will run parallel to the road.

Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville selects Melissa Neel as new finance director

Melissa Neel has 23 years of experience in finance and project management work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, according to a Nov. 24 city news release.

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
160-acre annexation, including future wine distribution site, moves ahead in Pflugerville

Pflugerville City Council approved on first reading an annexation request for 160 acres of land for uses that include the operations of Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor.

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge. (Community Impact Staff)
Hays County COVID-19 flare continues ahead of Thanksgiving

The seven-day average for new cases reached its highest level since early July at the tail-end of the first surge.

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.

The establishment bills itself as family-friendly and has several items available for brunch, including the Maple Bacon Donut Mountain. (Courtesy Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar)
Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar now open in New Braunfels area

The establishment bills itself as family-friendly and has several items available for brunch, including the Maple Bacon Donut Mountain.

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New mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus in Cedar Park

Seventeen mosquito trap samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Williamson County this year. This is the most samples reported in a year for the county since its testing program began in 2012.