Central Texas outdoor activity shops try to keep inventory and more business, community news from September

Read business and community news from September from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas.

New Braunfels

From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

Tyler Forbes said he has never seen anything like this before.

Forbes, a sales associate for Austin Canoe & Kayak’s New Braunfels location, said in the last few months customers have been bombarding his shop with demand for river equipment. Everything from kayaks to accompanying accessories has been difficult to keep in stock, he said.



Leander-Cedar Park

Mojo Coffee opens on RM 620 in Northwest Austin

Mojo Coffee Lakeline is now open at 12206 N. RR 620, Austin. The coffee shop serves espresso-based drinks, smoothies, energy drinks, teas, pastries and granola bars. Orders can be placed online, in the drive-thru and at the walk-up counter.

Central Austin

Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter

Austinites could be staring at a trail of taillights while attending the area’s annual holiday light show at Zilker Park this winter.

Georgetown

City Post to bring steakhouse, market, speakeasy to downtown Georgetown

Georgetown residents can expect a new steakhouse, oyster bar, butcher counter, small market and event space—all in what was formerly the historic post office, which was built in the 1930s.

Lake Travis-Westlake

River Place Limited District ends $10 fee on two sections of River Place trail

The River Place Limited District is no longer charging a $10 fee periodically to people living outside the district’s boundaries for access to two of three River Place trails.

Northwest Austin

Local comics mourn loss of 'the heartbeat of the comedy scene' in Capitol City Comedy Club

In the hours after the Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 8 reported that late-night entertainment venue Capitol City Comedy Club is permanently ending operations, standup comedians from around the country took to social media to grieve the closing.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

FIRST LOOK: Renovated Pflugerville Recreation Center opens Sept. 25

In the six months during which the Pflugerville Recreation Center temporarily closed, work has continued for Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department staff. Beginning in mid-April, staff utilized funds from the recreation budget to give the facilities several upgrades, including new paint, an upgraded game room, concentrated senior facilities and additional computer equipment.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

San Marcos officials OK reopening of parks and river access

Due to what city officials are describing as a steady decline in active COVID-19 cases, the city of San Marcos will reopen all public facilities, including parks and athletic complexes, starting Sept. 16 at 8 a.m.

Southwest Austin

South Austin business updates: Evolve Chiropractic opening in Dripping Springs, Secret Oktober relocates and more

Here is the latest business news from South Austin.

Brian Rash, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Brian Perdue, Iain Oldman and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.



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The trail is part of the city's Hike and Bike Trail Plan, which would provide the community with more outdoor recreation options. (Courtesy Pexels)
Great Springs Project assists in submission of grant application to fund Alligator Creek Trail in New Braunfels

The trail is part of the city's Hike and Bike Trail Plan that would provide the community with more outdoor recreation options.

In Comal County, New Braunfels residents account for more than 70% of the total reported coronavirus cases. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
As COVID-19 case rates ramp up in Comal County, vaccine availability slowly increases

In Comal County, New Braunfels residents account for more than 70% of the total reported coronavirus cases.

Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Vaccine portal opens in Hays County; read Austin business news and more Central Texas info

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Hannah Sullivan, a student at Galen College of Nursing, holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
200 Comal County residents receive first vaccine dose at county COVID-19 vaccination center

Since vaccines first became available in Texas in mid-December, Guadalupe County health care providers have received a total of 4,275 doses, while Comal County providers have received a total of 4,900 doses.

Registration for Williamson County COVID-19 vaccines opened Jan. 19. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
'We still have a long way to go': Central Texas physician answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Judith L. Thompson recently took the time to answer several general questions for Community Impact Newspaper related to the coronavirus vaccine, its efficacy and costs, and other related matters.

The new development is expected to be constructed by the end of 2021. (Courtesy Woolsey Design Build)
Historic New Braunfels building finds new home in preparation for downtown development

On Dec. 15, the building that once sat at 173 E. San Antonio St. in downtown New Braunfels was relocated to its new home on the corner of E. Coll St. and S. Seguin Avenue.

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter. (Courtesy Adobe Stock Images)
President Joe Biden's inauguration spurs reactions from elected officials around Texas

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office, elected officials from around Texas took to Twitter.

In addition to vaccine hubs, there are also smaller community vaccine providers throughout Texas, such as pharmacies, that may also have the vaccine available. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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As Texas is still in the early stages of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, many Texans are still unsure about where, when and how they can get inoculated.

The Austin-based eatery's menu is inspired by Nashville hot chicken; offerings include chicken bites, jumbo tenders, chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and homemade pies. (Courtesy Tumble 22)
Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant coming to Round Rock and more Central Texas news

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Here are the coronavirus updates you need to know in New Braunfels. (Community Impact staff)
Comal County reports 220th coronavirus-related death as local hospitalizations remain high

Since Jan. 11, Comal County has reported 34 new coronavirus-related deaths and 533 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases to 7,327.