Plans for Flix Brewhouse in Hutto nixed; ground broken on Southeast Loop project and more top Central Texas news

Flix Brewhouse was one of several businesses planned for the Co-Op District in Hutto. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Flix Brewhouse was one of several businesses planned for the Co-Op District in Hutto. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Flix Brewhouse was one of several businesses planned for the Co-Op District in Hutto. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Flix Brewhouse in Hutto scrapped, owners moving on

While Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock reopened June 24, plans to expand the movie theater chain in Hutto's Co-Op District have been scrapped.

Williamson County


Williamson County to break ground on Southeast Loop project June 30

The project, first announced in 2019, spans nine miles from CR 138 at SH 130 to CR 137 in Hutto, across from the H-E-B plus!.

Cases of highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant confirmed in Williamson County

The first cases of a particularly contagious variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Williamson County, according to local health care officials.

Round Rock

dd's Discounts opens in Round Rock's Boardwalk shopping center

dd’s Discounts held a grand opening for its new location at 2601 I-35 S., Ste. 200, Round Rock, June 28.

Round Rock's Star Coffee Texas closes after 12 years of operation

Star Coffee Texas has closed after 12 years of operation at 201 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Megan Cardona, Iain Oldman and Brooke Sjoberg contributed to this report.



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Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its virtual learning program July 29. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
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El Coco Pirata serves classic Sinaloan seafood dishes.

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Allstate Insurance agent Robert Elander is relocating to an office off Round Rock West Drive after serving the community from an office on Round Rock Avenue for 25 years. (Courtesy Robert Elander)
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The city of West Lake Hills could move forward with a capital improvements bond for the Nov. 2 election. (Courtesy Pexels)
November bond election supported by West Lake Hills City Council

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Photo of a building with solar panels on the roof
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