11 facts about the new Hutto Whataburger and other businesses opening on Monday

Construction showed the new Whataburger and H-E-B convenience store taking shape in early January.

Construction showed the new Whataburger and H-E-B convenience store taking shape in early January.

Three new businesses will open in Hutto on Jan. 23. Here is what you need to know:

·      At 9 a.m., Optical by H-E-B will open inside the new Hutto H-E-B Plus store, 5000 Gattis School Road.

·      Hutto City Council and H-E-B leadership will attend a ribbon cutting and H-E-B will announce a gift to the Hutto Lions Club. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting and refreshments will be served.

·      At 11 a.m., the Hutto Whataburger, the fuel station and H-E-B convenience store will open along FM 685 in front of the H-E-B Plus store.

·      The fuel station features 10 pumps and an H-E-B car wash in the parking lot.

·      Whataburger’s drive-thru is attached to the convenience store. Both are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

·      The convenience store will feature hand-rolled sushi, salads, sandwiches, pizza and grab-and-go items.

·      This is the first combination Whataburger-H-E-B convenience store in Central Texas.

·      H-E-B has more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico. This is the first location to have the Optical by H-E-B store.

·      The Optical by H-E-B store will be managed by three H-E-B opticians with combined experience of more than 45 years.

·      H-E-B opticians will use the M’eyefit digital measurement system to create a customized fit for patients. Each lens will be crafted to fit the selected frame.

·      Optical by H-E-B will be open seven days a week.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


MOST RECENT

Exaco will build a new headquarters at One Thirty Business Park along SH 130 in Pflugerville. (Rendering provided by Exaco)
Exaco will build new 42,100-square-foot headquarters, distribution center in Pflugerville

Greenhouse distributor Exaco outgrows current space, will move to Pflugerville

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wag-A-Bag to operate under new ownership, name; Austin, TxDOT at odds over I-35 overhaul; and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Austin area.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits will end April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials: No grace period to follow end of statewide waiver for vehicle title, registration requirements

Officials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced April 5 there will be no grace period following the end of the temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements this month.

The new tool will give Texans one place to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine through multiple health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions—which provides public health services to nearly 200 Texas counties—as well as more than a dozen local health entities statewide. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Department of State Health Services launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

The new tool will give Texans one place to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine through multiple health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions—which provides public health services to nearly 200 Texas counties—as well as more than a dozen local health entities statewide.

Residents wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 74,000 vaccine first doses coming to Austin-area providers in next week

The total allocation is fewer than the area received last week from the state.

The Centers for Disease Control released new guidance on in-person instruction for K-12 grade schools on March 19. (Courtesy Pexels)
CDC loosens guidelines on social distancing in schools

The updated guidance recommends students maintain 3 feet of social distancing in classrooms while wearing masks.

Rice Stadium Vaccine Site
Texas vaccine rollout: After 90 days, over 2.9 million fully inoculated

That figure represents about 13% of Texans over age 16—roughly one of every seven.