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

Coming soon to Austin: Pavement opening second vintage store, Chicago-based Mediterranean spot comes to Music Lane and more

Here are the latest updates on businesses that are coming soon to the Austin area.

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.



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The Diabetes & Metabolic Wellness Center, located at 66 Gruene Park Drive, Ste. 210, New Braunfels, is now open. (Courtesy The Diabetes & Metabolic Wellness Center)
State-of-the-art diabetes center now open in New Braunfels

The Diabetes & Metabolic Wellness Center, located at 66 Gruene Park Drive, Ste. 210, New Braunfels, is now open.

Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan brands)
Nolan Ryan expands Round Rock-based butcher business and more Central Texas news

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New Braunfels Utilities plans to raise water rates over each of the next three years. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels Utilities’ 3-year rate increases approved by City Council

A proposed utility rate increase plan, created to help fund over 100 New Braunfels Utilities capital improvement projects currently underway or in design, was approved Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing during Halloween activities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County Public Health releases Halloween safety guidelines as local case rates remain steady

Comal County officials are urging residents to follow health and safety guidelines during trick-or-treating and other holiday activities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Over 10% more students returned to campus in New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD at the start of the second nine-week grading period than did at the beginning of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 4,000 more NBISD, CISD students return to campus for second nine-week period

Over 10% more students returned to campus in New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD at the start of the second nine-week grading period than did at the beginning of the school year.

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.