Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Pecan Street-FM 685 intersection improvements to enter new construction phase, traffic patterns

Improvements taking place at the intersection of Pecan Street and FM 685 will undergo a new phase of construction starting July 23.

Four businesses coming to Hutto in fall 2021

Construction is underway on several new businesses in Hutto. Here are some that expect to be complete in fall 2021.


Where to celebrate National Tequila Day this year around Austin

National Tequila Day returns July 24, and with the weekend weather forecast calling for plenty of sun and temperatures well into the 90s, the unofficial holiday is an excuse to get out onto Austin’s plentiful patios and enjoy palomas, margaritas and other tequila drinks.

Northwest Austin

Fried chicken food truck Spicy Boys opens new North Austin location

Spicy Boys offers customers a variety of fried chicken options, including sandwiches, chicken wings and boneless bites available in signature sauces such as Thai BBQ or lemon Sichuan.

US men’s soccer team to visit Q2 Stadium this fall

Austin FC announced July 22 the men’s national team will host Jamaica for a FIFA World Cup qualifier game Oct. 7.

New Braunfels

Portion of Castell Avenue to be closed in New Braunfels beginning July 26

Beginning July 26 a portion of Castell Avenue located between Elm Street and Nacogdoches Street will be closed until Oct. 29.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Todd Dodge, Westlake High School football coach, announces retirement

After roughly eight years with Eanes ISD, Todd Dodge, head football coach and director of athletics at Westlake High School, announced his retirement during a July 22 press conference from Chaparral Stadium.

Brian Rash, Megan Cardona, Iain Oldman, Lauren Canterberry and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.