Inaugural interactive light festival coming soon to Bee Cave and more Central Texas updates

Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)
Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)

Festival attendees will have access to augmented reality artworks throughout the galleria. (Courtesy Bee Cave Arts Foundation)

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Lake Travis-Westlake

New interactive light festival generates buzz in Bee Cave


Nonprofit arts organization the Bee Cave Arts Foundation is gearing up for its first annual light festival, Buzzfest, which will take place at the Hill Country Galleria.

Fluff Meringues & More opens pop-up at The Wayback and more Lake Travis-Westlake-area business news


Here is the most recent business news from the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

Cedar Park-Leander

HTeaO to open in Cedar Park on Dec. 4 and 3 more local business updates


The store will sell 24 types of iced green and black tea with flavored and unflavored options and a fresh fruit bar to add fruit to the tea.

Doghouse Drinkery and Dog Park in Leander to permanently close, plus 2 more local business updates

The business announced the closure Nov. 16.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

MasFajitas restaurant relocating within Round Rock and 4 other business updates


The Mexican restaurant will be moving to a new location across the street from Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

Flix Brewhouse closes in Round Rock 'until further notice,' citing pandemic

This is the second time this year that the local movie theater has had to close.

Round Rock H-E-B unveils new look with curbside pickup, expanded departments

The renovated grocery store in Round Rock now has 1,800 more options for shoppers.

Pflugerville repurposes annual Pfestival of Lights as drive-thru event

The annual event includes decorations, holiday lights, a Christmas tree viewing, singing carolers and goodie bags for attendees.

Central Austin

East Austin business updates: Mueller gets a new park, Blue Owl Brewing celebrates 5 years and more


Jessie Andrews Park is now open in Mueller.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Mamacita's San Marcos location to close indefinitely due to COVID-19 uncertainty


The Mamacita's Restaurant location in San Marcos will close indefinitely due to what representatives described as uncertainty centered on the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Poco Loco Supermercado location in Buda now open

The new Poco Loco Supermercado location at 1487 Old Goforth Road, Buda, officially opened Nov. 13.

New Braunfels

Headwaters at the Comal to host annual Evening of Lights with social distancing measures in place


The Headwaters at the Comal’s annual Evening of Lights event gives visitors an opportunity to take a self-guided walk along paths lit by luminarias.

Amy Rae Dadamo, Taylor Girtman, Olivia Aldridge, Kelsey Thompson, Brian Rash and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.


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Founders Day 2019 included a live wedding to honor Dripping Springs as the wedding capital of Texas. (Courtesy Al Gawlick Photography)
Drippings Springs cancels Founders Day festival for the second year in a row

Traditionally, Founders Day celebrates the 1850 founding of Dripping Springs.

Georgetown ISD adds 16 projects with 2015, 2018 bond savings. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD adds 16 projects with 2015, 2018 bond savings

District officials said the project costs will not exceed bond savings.

Georgetown ISD to finalize land purchase for future education center. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Georgetown ISD to finalize land purchase for future education center

The 35-acre track where the center will sit will be located in the northwest quadrant of the district.

Save Austin Now wants to overturn a city policy that allows public camping. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Aiming to reinstate camping ban, group guarantees it has enough signatures to put controversial policy on ballot

If validated, the controversial decision to lift the public camping ban could be up to voters in May.

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines now open

The county plans to begin vaccinating those who qualify under Phase 1B on Jan. 20.

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds nearly 1,500 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths over MLK weekend

Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in Williamson County.

Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas. (Courtesy Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill)
Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill now serving in Round Rock, plus 2 other area business updates

Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas.

The Austin-based eatery's menu is inspired by Nashville hot chicken; offerings include chicken bites, jumbo tenders, chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and homemade pies. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant coming to Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Screen shot of a web meeting
COVID-19 rates in Travis County starting to improve, but vaccine distribution remains complicated

Austin Public Health and other local distributors still lack enough supply to provide all qualified residents with an initial dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The 87th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 12. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
State bills target Austin’s police cuts, forced closure of businesses during pandemic

Legislative bills are still being drafted, but even in the session's very beginning, a handful of proposals have drawn the attention of local officials.

A new bus platform at Dean Keeton Street and Guadalupe Street allows Capital Metro buses to pick up and drop off passengers without pulling out of traffic. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin transportation news: A new bus stop on the Drag, a barge on Lady Bird Lake and tolls on US 183

The barge is taking soil samples as part of the environmental review process for the forthcoming Blue Line, and the bus stop is part of a six-month pilot program.

Hays county is still waiting for larger distributions of the vaccine, but it is preparing an online portal for registration. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays County now a vaccine hub, to receive 1,950 doses

Hays county is still waiting for larger distributions of the vaccine, but it is preparing an online portal for registration.