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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The 3.9-mile stretch of Hwy. 290 through the Y at Oak Hill was ranked the 43rd worst stretch of road in the state by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The report was issued in December, but used data from before the pandemic in 2019. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
$674 million Oak Hill Parkway project set to begin in South Austin, but opponents are not giving up the fight

TxDOT says the highway widening is long overdue for a stretch of road that reached capacity in the 1990s, but some residents, environmental groups and politicians say the project is too big, too expensive and too harmful to the environment.

Icy road in Austin
State expects no significant delays to Northwest Austin road projects due to winter storm

Several transportation projects around Northwest Austin are back on track after brief pauses caused by Winter Storm Uri.

The majority of Travis County Water District No. 10 customers are no longer under a boil-water notice. (Courtesy Pexels)
Boil-water advisory lifted for all Travis County Water District No. 10 customers except those on Toreador Drive

The advisory has been removed for all residents in the district except for those living on Toreador Drive in West Lake Hills, who remain under a boil notice due to a water leak that occurred Feb. 23.

Pflugerville streets were covered with snow from Winter Storm Uri during the week of Feb. 15. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Winter storm cleanup programs OK'd to aid Pflugerville community

From Feb. 24 through March 31, free curbside limb pickup will be available for city of Pflugerville trash customers and residents in the ETJ who are city trash customers.

Taquero Mucho
Downtown hotspot Gabriela’s announces two new North Austin restaurants

Modern Mexican establishment Gabriela's announced two upcoming restaurants in the North Austin area.

Georgetown ISD prepares for an uncertain budget cycle. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD preps for uncertain budget cycle

The board must adopt a budget by June 30. The new budget cycle begins July 1.

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD emerges from Texas storm largely unscathed

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms.

The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown organizes tree limb cleanup for residents

The curbside collection is for those living within Georgetown city limits.

The city of Hutto announced Feb. 23 that the boil water notice has ended for all Hutto residents. (Courtesy Pexels)
Boil water notice lifted for Hutto

The city of Hutto has lifted its boil water notice after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality deemed the water safe for consumption.

Eanes ISD trustees continued 20201-22 budget planning during a Feb. 23 virtual board meeting. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Eanes ISD trustees leaning toward 2% compensation increase for 2021-22 school year

While an official vote will not be made until May, a majority of Eanes ISD trustees are leaning toward approving a 2% compensation increase for staff in the 2021-22 school year.

Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo retired following four years of service with the city. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo resigns from force, re-enters retirement

Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo retired following four years of service with the city.