Scary good: New Braunfels Ghost Tours makes top 10 list and more Central Texas news

(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)
(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)

(Courtesy New Braunfels Ghost Tours)

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New Braunfels

New Braunfels Ghost Tours named among top 10 in U.S.

New Braunfels Ghost Tours, located at 129 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, in September was named the eighth best ghost tour in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best list. The company offers 90-minute walking tours of haunted spots throughout the city.

Wurstfest's Marktplatz rebuild nearly complete in New Braunfels

Construction to rebuild the Marktplatz building on the Wurstfest grounds has continued through the coronavirus pandemic, despite the cancellation of the annual festival earlier this summer.

CoWork Factory in New Braunfels closes under weight of pandemic

The CoWork Factory, located at 277 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, announced its permanent closure Sept. 14. The downtown New Braunfels venture had been open since the fall of 2014, and information from the company states it was profitable until April 2020 but ultimately could not maintain revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central Austin

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Leander-Cedar Park

Free COVID-19 testing taking place in Leander Sept. 26

Leander will host a day of free COVID-19 testing in September, according to a news release.

The testing will take place Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until supplies last at the Leander Extended Opportunity Building, 300 S. West Drive, Leander.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Poke House coming soon to West Lake Hills

Locally owned Poke House is coming soon to a new location at 3652 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills. The owners are anticipating a December or early 2021 opening date. Poke House offers customizable Hawaiian poke bowls featuring a variety of fresh fish, sauces and toppings.

Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Ali Linan and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.


East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

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The new shopping center is now available for lease. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels hot spot: 5 businesses now open or coming soon at County Line Retail center

A new retail center located at 1187 W. County Line Road is now open, and suites are available for lease.

The bakery is known for its Texas Sized Donut weighing 2 pounds and can trace its history back to 1926 when Reinhold R. Moehring opened the shop in downtown Round Rock. (Community Impact file photo courtesy Round Rock Donuts)
Round Rock Donuts coming to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

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Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Details about the cases at the New Braunfels Municipal Court were released in an announcement, and the court is expected to reopen next week. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels Municipal Court to close temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

After two employees tested positive for COVID-19, the New Braunfels Municipal Court announced it will be temporarily closed until Oct. 28.

Comal and New Braunfels ISDs have been open for in-person and remote instruction since mid-August. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Braunfels ISD reports 139 COVID-19 exposures; Comal ISD reports 170

One day after the implementation of a new policy that changed the definition of “close contact” among students, New Braunfels ISD reported 139 exposures on Oct. 20, down from 423 on Oct. 14.

Capital Metro celebrated the opening of a renovated and expanded downtown Austin MetroRail hub Oct. 19. (Courtesy Capital Metro)
Capital Metro opens downtown Austin station and more Central Texas news

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The public-access lagoon will serve as the centerpiece for more than 1 million square feet of commercial development, including a full-service hotel and conference center planned for the property. (Rendering courtesy city of Leander)
'Game changer' development with lagoon coming to Leander and more top Central Texas news

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