New KFC opening this year

KFC is currently under construction at FM 306 between I-35 and Goodwin Lane in the H-E-B Plus Shopping Center. Famous for its fried chicken, KFC has more than 23,000 locations across the globe and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Yum Brands owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, which combined operate in more than 145 countries. www.kfc.com/
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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Community members were invited to the Hutto ISD Ninth Grade Center for an open house Aug. 5. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto ISD unveils $49M Ninth Grade Center with ribbon cutting, open house

Hutto ISD celebrated the completion of its Ninth Grade Center Aug. 5 with a ribbon cutting and open house.

Austin city staff, police and volunteers managed the clearing of a portion of downtown Austin's Cesar Chavez Street homeless encampment Aug. 5. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
City-backed homeless encampment relocations continue days ahead of shift in Austin camping ban enforcement

The city is working to connect as many as 60 people living along Cesar Chavez Street with temporary shelter this week.

The library will incorporate the new programs during the fall/winter of 2021-22. Until then, parents and guardians are encouraged to use the new Bright by Text service to access child development tools and information. (Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels Public Library awarded grant to provide family-focused programming

The library will incorporate the new programs during the fall/winter of 2021-22. Until then, parents and guardians are encouraged to use the new Bright by Text service to access child development tools and information.

Photo of downtown Austin over Lady Bird Lake
Austin-Travis County officially moves to Stage 5 coronavirus risk

Austin Public Health released new guidelines for both vaccinated and unvaccinated community members as hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 continue to rise.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the date for a second special legislative session. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott announces second special session agenda

The special session will be Aug. 7 with 17 items on the agenda ranging from bail reform to employment.

San Marcos City Council set out to have a discussion about the city's utility assistance program and ended up forgiving all current residential delinquencies. (Photo Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council forgives utility debt and more Central Texas-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including how GoGeo fixed-route bus service in Georgetown will end Oct. 1.

Nonprofit organizations can now apply for grant funding for projects or programs that benefit and enhance arts and culture in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of New Braunfels opens Arts & Heritage Grant application

Nonprofit organizations can now apply for grant funding for projects or programs that benefit and enhance arts and culture in New Braunfels.

The proposed Wild Ridge master-planned neighborhood northeast of downtown Dripping Springs would include 960 homes on 40- to 60-foot-wide lots. (Courtesy City of Dripping Springs)
Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

The proposed development by Meritage Homes would feature amenities such as a disc golf course.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

Comal County hospitals reported caring for 60 COVID-19 patients on Aug. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County reports 6 COVID-19-related deaths this week as active cases rise above 980

Area hospitals on Aug. 3 reported caring for 60 COVID-19 patients, the highest daily number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations since early February.

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.