West Pecan Coffee + Beer in Pflugerville up for state award; New Braunfels-based Boozy Ball Cookies to hold virtual grand opening and more area news

(Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Pflugerville-Hutto

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.

Georgetown

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.



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Williamson County Commissioners Court will discuss allocating the remaining CARES Act funding during its Dec. 14 meeting. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County officials discuss how to spend remaining federal coronavirus relief funding

County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer said the county has approximately $18 million remaining of the $93.4 million Williamson County received from the CARES Act.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

A child gets a COVID-19 shot in November, shortly after the Food and Drug Administration authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. (Courtesy Dell Children’s Medical Center)
Travis County, Austin Public Health report uptick in COVID-19 vaccine demand

Officials said that booster and pediatric shots are driving the surge.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

City and Austin EMS Association representatives discussed a pay increase on the third day of negotiations (Darcy Sprague, Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin EMS Association lays out argument for $27 per hour starting pay

The increase would represent almost a 42% increase in starting salary for EMS medics.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Courtesy Henry Huey
From light drives to live radio shows: Your December to-do list for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Many events in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto areas have taken on a holiday theme, but there are plenty more activities to participate in for the month of December. 

Supply chain hurdles in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto hurting businesses, suppliers and consumers

In local communities, recent supply chain bottlenecks driven by inflation and labor shortages are putting business owners, suppliers and consumers in increasingly difficult positions during the busiest shopping season of the year.

People join hands around the Circle of Hope Community Center sign. (Courtesy Circle of Hope Community Center)
From animal assistance to community building: A 2021-22 volunteer guide for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Help out your community in a number of ways throughout the year by volunteering with local nonprofit groups in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.