Gym, part of Dallas Cowboys empire, coming to Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Cowboys Fit Pflugerville will include a cycling studio, a basketball court, indoor and outdoor pools, a 40-yard turf field and group fitness classes, among other amenities. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cowboys Fit Pflugerville will include a cycling studio, a basketball court, indoor and outdoor pools, a 40-yard turf field and group fitness classes, among other amenities. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Cowboys Fit Pflugerville will include a cycling studio, a basketball court, indoor and outdoor pools, a 40-yard turf field and group fitness classes, among other amenities. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Dallas Cowboys-affiliated gym to open and 3 other Pflugerville business updates

Cowboys Fit is set to open a Pflugerville location in the facility formerly occupied by 24 Hour Fitness. Cowboys Fit, headquartered in Frisco, is a luxury gym affiliated with the Dallas Cowboys. Located at 1401 Town Center Drive, Pflugerville, the facility will include a cycling studio, a basketball court, indoor and outdoor pools, a 40-yard turf field and group fitness classes, among other amenities.

Lake Pflugerville among parks, library facilities to reopen this week



Lake Pflugerville Park is set to reopen Aug. 28.

The city shared a timeline for the next round of parks and library reopenings Aug. 25 as Travis County moves into Stage 3 of Austin Public Health's risks-based guidelines. Stage 3 recommends limiting social gatherings to no more than 10 people as well as restricts open workplaces to essential and reopened businesses.

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Fajita Drive has short-lived existence in city of Kyle

What started as a seemingly solemn and unified message of public apology from Kyle officials evolved into an extended, three-hour public hearing regarding the renaming of a public road after a type of food.

Kids Tooth Team to open in Buda in September

Kids Tooth Team will open Sept. 15 at 1245 Main St., Bldg. B2, Ste. 300, Buda. The pediatric dentistry team provides a fun and engaging environment for its patients with the goal of keeping children happy and healthy. Kids Tooth Team specializes in gentle preventive care and minimally invasive restorative services.

New Braunfels

Producer’s Co-op breaks ground on new facility in New Braunfels

On Aug. 20, the Producer’s Cooperative Marketing Association held a ground breaking ceremony at its new location, the New Braunfels Country Store, at 1744 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels.

North Austin

What Circle Brewing’s upcoming Elgin brewing farm means for its original North Austin taproom

It was not that long ago that Circle Brewing Co. brewer and co-founder Ben Sabel thought the North Austin brewery would be forced to find a new home.

The industrial space the brewery is in at 2340 W. Braker Lane, Unit B, was under threat of being razed and turned into condos, forcing the Circle Brewing team to begin the process of searching for a new site of operations.

Southwest Austin

Pie Bar bringing desserts to the South Austin community this fall

Pie Bar, a Lubbock-based business founded in 2011 by Carson and Mary McCabe, will open its first franchise location at 8900 S. Congress Ave., Austin, this November.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Bee Cave approves gas, convenience station on Hwy. 71

Bee Cave City Council on Aug. 25 approved permits for the construction of a new gas and convenience station.

Brian Rash, Warren Brown, Lauren Canterberry, Iain Oldman, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale and Brian Perdue contributed to this report.



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