20 fall activities to do across Central Texas; Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown and more top area news

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)

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

Central Texas

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.

Pflugerville-Hutto



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

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.

Georgetown

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.






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The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
PHOTOS: Austin Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park this week

The traditional holiday light show is open from Nov. 28 through New Year's Eve.

Commissioners on Nov. 22 voted to approve a density change to preliminary plans for The Preserve, a neighborhood that city documents said could include 565 single-family homes at the northeast corner of Teel and Panther Creek Parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Neighborhood near PGA Frisco could see larger lots; ERCOT says Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 24.

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
State, local officials react to Texas governor, Samsung joint announcement

Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits beside Samsung CEO Dr. Kinam Kim as he announces the company is brining a $17 billion facility to Taylor. (Screnshot via KXAN)
Samsung makes it official: Announcement from Governor's Mansion confirms $17B facility coming to Taylor

Nearly a year after Williamson County officials began pitching Samsung to bring a megafacility to the area, the electronics giant has made it official.

Bill Curci is a chief operating partner for Shuck Me, a seafood restaurant in Fort Worth. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Fort Worth restaurant Shuck Me is fishing- and family-centric; a guide to Houston's 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Nov. 23.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
See the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Round Rock and Pflugerville, including new renovations to dentistry

Find out what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock and Pflugerville.

Vic's Street Treats operated for two years in the Bryan/College Station area before moving to Pflugerville and joining forces with TastyAF. (Courtesy TastyAF)
Joint food truck TastyAF and Vic's Street Treats now open in Pflugerville

A mother-and-daughter-owned food truck serving Birria dishes and fruit-based desserts is now open on Vision Drive.

Lizzy and Brandon Simon are running the North Austin location. (Courtesy Lizzy Simon)
Operation Turkey to provide thousands in need with Thanksgiving meals

One local couple is running a North Austin site with the goal of serving 2,500 meals to those in need this Thanksgiving.

CrossFit Texas moved to a new location at 641 W. Front Street, Hutto in November. (Courtesy CrossFit Texas)
5 of the most popular businesses that came to Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this year

From eateries to gyms to coffee shops and more, the area continues to attract establishments at a rapid pace.

Williamson County officials met with Samsung executives at Dell Diamond in January. (Courtesy Williamson County)
For the love of the game: How baseball may have been perfect start for Samsung in Williamson County

The first attempt to bring Samsung to Williamson County relied on a passion for what is considered America’s pastime.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during Winter Storm Uri in February. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power grid ready for expected winter demand

The state's electric grid manager also said extreme weather could once again result in outages.