Food Box convenience store set for Pflugerville; housing in progress in New Braunfels and more Central Texas news

(Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

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


Food Box convenience store coming to eastern Pflugerville

Food Box has been serving Central Texas communities for the last 20 years and sells gas, coffee, beer, wine, food and soft drinks.

New Braunfels

2 residential developments move forward in New Braunfels

Learn more about these two new housing projects in New Braunfels.

Owners of Underground Pizza open new restaurant in New Braunfels

Above Ground Pizza features a wood-burning oven and pizza dough that incorporates a sourdough starter. Fresh salads, grinder sandwiches and calzones are featured on the menu and the pizzas incorporate traditional and unique flavors.

Round Rock

Pinthouse Pizza pushes the creative envelope with Round Rock location

Long before the restaurant opened, Pinthouse Pizza began with a passion for craft beer shared by friends.

Central Austin

MetroRail will be closed for maintenance July 10-18

According to a Capital Metro press release, the construction is for required maintenance and “will improve safety, reliability and infrastructure on the MetroRail service.”

Lake Travis-Westlake

Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park and 4 other recent events in west Travis County

The all-female race is one of four held nationwide to introduce women to triathlon and active lifestyles

Benton Graham, Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Trent Thompson and Greg Perliski contributed to this report.


Bond updates and public comment guidelines were discussed at the latest Hutto City Council meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
ICYMI: Here are three topics discussed at the latest Hutto City Council meeting

From a bond update to a Brushy Creek Amphitheater sound study report, here are some topics to expect at the next Hutto City Council meeting, Aug. 5.

A rise in COVID-19 cases has Travis County back in stage 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Austin reverts to Stage 4 guidelines with rising delta variant cases

As delta variant COVID -19 cases are sending more young people to local ICUs, The Austin-Travis County Health Authority has moved the area back to guidelines that require masks indoors.

Dutch Bros Coffee's menu offers cold brews, Americanos, specialty espresso drinks, teas, smoothies and pastries, as well as its Blue Rebel Energy Drink. (Courtesy Dutch Bros Coffee)
Four businesses coming to Hutto in fall 2021

Need a coffee break? Dutch Bros Coffee and three other businesses are expected to have construction complete this fall.

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23. (Image courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pecan Street-FM 685 intersection improvements to enter new construction phase, traffic patterns

Among the changes at that intersection, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Pecan Street, and access to the H-E-B shopping center will be limited to the FM 685 and Old Austin-Hutto Road entrances only.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Z'Tejas margarita
Where to celebrate National Tequila Day this year around Austin

From mezcal bars to frozen margarita specials, here is a list of places to celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24.

Solis Dental offers dental care for all ages and features streaming services on operatory TVs. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
High-tech Solis Dental now open in Hutto

Does your dentist offer 3-D imaging? The now open Solis Dental offers high-tech dental services in Hutto.

WCCHD vaccination drive
Outside consultants to review programs, performance of Williamson County’s health district

The firm will review services and programs offered by the Williamson County and Cities Health District as well as the performance of different departments.

(Courtesy Vapor Station)
Vapor Station now open in Pflugerville

Vapor Station, located at 14905 Dessau Road Ste. 100, Pflugerville, opened June 1. The store sells a variety of products including vape devices, accessories, CBD and other oils, pipes, hookahs, vape starter kits and other merchandise.