Mi Frijoles restaurant to open in New Braunfels and more popular Central Texas news

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop will open in New Braunfels in October. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Mi Frijoles Taco Shop will open in New Braunfels in October. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop will open in New Braunfels in October. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read some of the past week's most popular news from Central Texas.

Mi Frijoles to open brick-and-mortar restaurant in New Braunfels

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop will open a new restaurant on South Union Avenue in New Braunfels in early October. The taco cart and catering operation specializes in breakfast tacos, specialty tacos, carne asada, and handmade flour and corn tortillas.

Construction to begin in September on new $24 million Capital Metro rail station across from The Domain

Brandywine Realty Trust is in the midst of developing the site of the current IBM campus in North Austin, directly across from the Domain, into a mixed-use development with more than 2,000 housing units and more than 1 million additional square feet of office space.



This fall, work will begin on a rail station on Capital Metro's Red Line to serve that future mixed-use community, proposed to be named Uptown ATX.

Dallas Cowboys-affiliated gym to open and 3 other Pflugerville business updates

How 'bout them Cowboys? Soon you will be able to train like one following Pflugerville's announcement of an upcoming luxury gym affiliated with the NFL team.

Ahead of Hurricane Laura, Central Texas counties preparing to shelter Gulf Coast evacuees

As the Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Laura—a Category 1 storm that is forecast to make landfall Aug. 27 in southeast Texas or Louisiana—Central Texas agencies have activated the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan to help those evacuating.

New Braunfels annexes 44 acres in plan for low-density residential development

New Braunfels’ city limits will expand to include a 44.02-acre property located on the west side of FM 1044 between Green Valley Road and Weil Road, near the city’s proposed 150-acre sports complex site.

The property owners, 1044 Land Partners LLC, requested that the land be annexed into city limits, and City Council approved the request at its Aug. 24 meeting.

Lauren Canterberry, Jack Flagler, Kelsey Thompson and Nicholas Cicale contributed to this report.



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