Hutto bridge the alleged site of paranormal activity and more Central Texas news

At the crossroads of Hutto and Pflugerville lies Jakes Hill Bridge, a two-lane bridge over Brushy Creek at the base of a hill on CR 137 that doubles as a site of alleged supernatural activity. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
At the crossroads of Hutto and Pflugerville lies Jakes Hill Bridge, a two-lane bridge over Brushy Creek at the base of a hill on CR 137 that doubles as a site of alleged supernatural activity. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the crossroads of Hutto and Pflugerville lies Jakes Hill Bridge, a two-lane bridge over Brushy Creek at the base of a hill on CR 137 that doubles as a site of alleged supernatural activity. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Mystery of Hutto's Jakes Hill Bridge driven by urban legend, spooky happenings

At the crossroads of Hutto and Pflugerville lies Jakes Hill Bridge, a two-lane bridge over Brushy Creek at the base of a hill on CR 137 that doubles as a site of alleged supernatural activity.

Pandemic spurs biomedical manufacturers to open local labs, operations in Austin metro



More than 150 new jobs will be available to Pflugerville's workforce following the opening of Curative Inc. in early October. The coronavirus testing facility—one of a number of companies that is launching or restructuring operations in the area to meet the needs of the pandemic—is ramping up to test more than 10,000 COVID-19 samples daily.

ATI Physical Therapy opens in Round Rock, and 2 other business updates to know

As Pflugerville gears up for its first commercial condominium development project, here are two other business updates to know in Round Rock and Pflugerville.

Gossip Shack 2 aims to make chicken and waffles the talk of Pflugerville

The significance behind the name Gossip Shack, owner Michael Blaylark said, is prophetic in nature.

New Braunfels

Pat’s Place in New Braunfels in position to change ownership, but not brand

Pat’s Place opened in the summer of 1977 after co-owner Carol Guedry, who lived in Houston, met former co-owner and namesake Pat Cantrell while visiting New Braunfels for Wurstfest.

My Magic Mud in New Braunfels has taken home remedies to a global stage

When Jessica Arman began testing home remedies for her daughter Allie’s sensitive teeth, she had no idea that her mixture would one day become a product sold around the world.

Sapphire Creek Dental celebrates 1 year in New Braunfels

Sapphire Creek Dental celebrated one year in business Oct. 7 in the Oak Run Point shopping center at 2180 Hwy. 46, Ste. 105, New Braunfels. The business provides modern dental care and services such as orthodontics and oral surgery.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Amy's Ice Creams opens in new Hill Country Galleria location

Amy’s Ice Creams opened Sept. 19 in its new Hill Country Galleria location near Cinemark at 12800 Galleria Circle, Ste. G-150, Bee Cave. The new storefront location features a mural by local artist Will Bryant, according to a press release from the galleria.

Holiday decor boutique Signed Sealed Delivered opens in Bee Cave in the Hill Country Galleria

Signed Sealed Delivered opened Sept. 17 at the Hill Country Galleria across from All Star Burger at 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. The shop offers home decor, holiday decorations and gifts, including candles, soaps and wreaths.

Central Austin

New and soon-to-open in East Austin: New cigar destination and more

Here are the latest businesses that have opened or are coming soon to Central East Austin.

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City of Kyle creates ride-sharing deal with Uber

The city of Kyle has negotiated a deal with Uber, called Uber Kyle $3.14, that seeks to bring more access to affordable ride-sharing options for its residents and visitors.

Newly opened vintage shop Solid Gold in San Marcos focuses on mid-20th Century

Solid Gold, a vintage store centered on furniture, home decor, clothing, jewelry and more, has opened Oct. 1 at 164 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos. Owner Zimi Chappell said she is passionate about the mid-20th century era, so the shop carries many pieces from that period as well as pieces from as recent as the ’80s.

Jack Flagler, Olivia Aldridge, Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Kelsey Thompson and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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