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


West Pecan Coffee + Beer in Pflugerville up for Texas Downtown Association award

Information from the city of Pflugerville states the coffee and beer shop is a finalist in the Best Downtown Business category.

Amazon fulfillment center in Pflugerville officially operational, will continue hiring blitz

The AUS2 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Pflugerville is now officially operational, and a company representative said the facility will continue taking on new employees into next year.

Southwest Austin

More than 20,000-seat outdoor amphitheater proposed for Southwest Austin

Developer Craig Bryan said he hopes the Violet Crown Amphitheater in Southwest Austin will help the city live up to its name as the "Live Music Capital of the World," even as the population soars.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels-based Boozy Ball Cookies to hold virtual grand opening Nov. 1

Boozy Ball Cookies was started in the home kitchen of Kerry and David Christensen in March, and a soft opening for its online store was held Sept. 15. The shop's virtual grand opening will be held Nov. 1.


Wag Heaven to host dog wash event benefiting veterans in Georgetown this weekend, Oct. 23

Volunteers will clean visitors' furry friends at Wag Heaven’s charity dog washing event for the Georgetown Rotary Club’s annual Field of Honor event that directly benefits veterans, active military, first responders, service animals and equestrian units.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Westlake's annual Floating Flamingo Boat Cruise setting sail this October

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Floating Flamingo Boat Cruise, a networking event for businesses held on a sunset cruise in Lake Austin.

Brian Rash, Maggie Quinlan, Lauren Canterberry, Brittany Andes and Grace Dickens contributed to this report.