Ascension Seton expands in Dripping Springs and more Central Texas news

Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center held a grand opening Nov. 12. (Courtesy Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center)
Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center held a grand opening Nov. 12. (Courtesy Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center)

Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center held a grand opening Nov. 12. (Courtesy Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center)

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

Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

Ascension Seton expands into Dripping Springs with new health center


Ascension Seton Dripping Springs Health Center held a grand opening Nov. 12.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto


Santiago's Tex-Mex & Cantina to open 2nd Round Rock location and 4 other business updates


Taco Tuesday came early this week, as Santiago's Tex-Mex & Cantina will open its second Round Rock location in the Round Rock Premium Outlets.

Georgetown

Anchor Floors is coming to Georgetown plus more business news


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Lake Travis-Westlake

Dripping Springs Chocolate Company to open holiday pop-up at Hill Country Galleria


Dripping Springs Chocolate Company is scheduled to open a pop-up kiosk Nov. 21 at the Hill Country Galleria at 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Roughhouse Brewing is a San Marcos business focused on fermentation


Roughhouse Brewing was founded by Alex and Davy Pasternak in January 2019 on a 50-acre ranch with two main focuses—family and yeast-centric fermentation.

Asian Garden in San Marcos moves, rebrands to become KAsian Garden

KAsian Garden serves Chinese and Cajun food, and its website states the menu fuses old and new concepts in Asian cooking.

Central Austin

Island Time Grill, Bandit Coffee and more businesses come to downtown and The Drag


Island Thyme Grill is among several new businesses to come to Austin's downtown region.

New Braunfels

Nonprofit Handspun Hope relocates from San Marcos to New Braunfels


Founded in 2007, the Christian nonprofit was originally known as True Vineyard Ministries and was created to provide employment opportunities for survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Warren Brown, Ali Linan, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.


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