Z'Tejas to open in Avery Ranch; butcher, deli to open in Dripping Springs and more Central Texas news

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Z'Tejas' chorizo dumplings are served on the Arboretum location's porch. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Northwest Austin

Austin restaurant group Z'Tejas to open new Avery Ranch location

Z’Tejas announced plans in mid-April to open a third Austin location at 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Austin, in fall 2021.

Local business leaders say The Domain continues to drive growth in North Austin market

As the face and skyline of the Burnet Road corridor continue to evolve, The Domain is continuing to attract large-scale employers and drive competition in the North Austin real estate market, according to local business leaders.


Second Hydrate location now open in Georgetown

Hydrate opened its second Georgetown location on the Square on April 6. Hydrate is a healthy food eatery and smoothie bar that sells andwiches, kombucha and dry goods. It is located at 711 S. Main St., Georgetown, while the first location is on Williams Drive.

Southwest Austin

Turcotte Butchers & Delicatessen opening in Dripping Springs, a furniture store reopens and more Southwest Austin business news

Turcotte Butchers & Delicatessen will hold a grand opening April 25 at 100 Commons Road, Dripping Springs. The new butcher shop will offer local cuts of meat including ribeyes, strip steaks, pork loin, ribs and ground beef as well as marinated meats and deli meats.

Ear piercing studio Studs, more businesses open their doors in South Austin

Ear-piercing parlor Studs Studio opened April 14 at 1510 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The business offers “safe, clean, curated needle ear piercings,” currently by appointment only.

New Braunfels

The Downtowner Bar & Kitchen reopens in New Braunfels after yearlong closure

For some New Braunfels businesses, declining local cases of COVID-19 and loosening restrictions have paved the way for a return to more regular hours of operation.

More than one year after closing its doors during the coronavirus pandemic, The Downtowner Bar & Kitchen officially reopened April 8.

Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan, Iain Oldman, Lauren Canterberry and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.


Tents have become a common sight throughout Austin including along Cesar Chavez Street downtown, but with the passage of Proposition B the city may now consider moving unsheltered homeless individuals to designated sites. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Hall notebook: Designated campsites for the homeless are back on the table

City staff had previously dismissed developing official camping locations in 2019, but new directives from City Council this week could revive the concept in Austin.

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wag-A-Bag to operate under new ownership, name; Austin, TxDOT at odds over I-35 overhaul; and more top Central Texas news

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Stephanie Hayden-Howard will become an assistant city manager in Austin on May 10. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Role changes coming for health officials leading Austin-Travis County COVID-19 efforts

Dr. Desmar Walkes will take over as Austin's next medical director and local health authority as Dr. Mark Escott and Stephanie Hayden-Howard transition to new roles with the city.

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TxDOT to demolish I-35 ramp in North Austin early Saturday morning

State crews will perform controlled implosions of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover between 6-8 a.m. in the morning on May 8 and May 15.

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What a potential election recount would look like at Pflugerville ISD

A race to determine a seat on the Pflugerville ISD board of trustees is separated by only 2 votes. What happens if a recount is requested? Read here to find out.

Pflugerville ISD administrative building
Facing possible budget constraints, Pflugerville ISD exploring energy conservation program

District officials are mulling over a program that may save the district more than $2 million in utility costs.

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Pflugerville ISD officials working to get off-schedule middle school construction back on track

The contractor on the Bohls Middle School project has requested an extension on the timeline to substantially complete construction.

A pilot Austin Police Department cadet class is now set to commence in June under an updated training regimen and with additional city and community oversight on the APD academy's culture and curriculum. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin City Council votes to restart APD cadet training in June, with framework for ongoing reviews of pilot academy

The Austin Police Department's 144th cadet class will now kick off training next month, with continued oversight of APD's instruction and culture throughout the 34-week academy process.

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 in Williamson County

Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

A sign advertises a property for rent in Austin on May 6. Local eviction orders remain in place through August 1 protecting most tenants from eviction. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local eviction moratoriums remain in effect despite federal judge’s decision

The May 5 ruling from a U.S. District Court judge striking down a federal moratorium does not affect orders in place in Austin or Travis County.