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)

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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.

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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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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.

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October home sales increased 22% in Cedar Park, 50% in Leander

In Leander, October home sales increased 50% from 2019, with 153 closed sales.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
October townhouse sales jump 150% in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

There have been 80 closed sales on townhouses in the year to date for the three-city market area, per the Austin Board of Realtors' analysis.

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Central Austin continues trend of rising home prices in recent report

The monthly median housing price in October for Central Austin climbed to $625,000.

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The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.

Beginning Nov. 30, the city of Pflugerville will kick off improvements on Sweetwood Song Drive, Laurelleaf Drive and Gazania Drive. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville road work on Sweetwood Song Drive, Larelleaf Drive to begin Nov. 30

Beginning Nov. 30, the city of Pflugerville will kick off improvements on Sweetwood Song Drive, Laurelleaf Drive and Gazania Drive.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.