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

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Festivals, pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating: 20 fall activities to do across Central Texas

There are many ways to enjoy fall in the Central Texas area, whether it is checking out a family-friendly festival, picking the perfect pumpkin at a patch or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather.


54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse in Pflugerville sets sights on January opening

Restaurant chain 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse, located at 19109 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville, is slated to open in January.


Austin Proposition A: Where the policing measure stands weeks from Election Day

While no local candidates are running for office in the upcoming election, Austinites will have the opportunity to vote on two local ballot measures and eight statewide propositions Nov. 2.

The first citywide ballot measure, Proposition A, concerns public safety and made it on the ballot following a petition drive by political action committee Save Austin Now.

Austin Proposition B: City, Oracle eyeing parkland trade

One of two local ballot items Austin voters will consider Nov. 2, Proposition B concerns a trade between the city and the highest bidder in a detailed parkland deal, likely to be Oracle.


Donut shop opening soon in Georgetown

Grand Donuts is set to open in November near the Teravista neighborhood on Westinghouse Road in Georgetown. The shop is a family-owned business with several locations in the Austin area.

Greg Perliski, Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Ben Thompson and Brittany Andes contributed to this report.