Hush puppy eatery opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Hushpuppies stuffed with bacon wrapped shrimp and jalapenos are among the menu offerings at Rec's. (Courtesy Kenneth Rector Jr.)
Hushpuppies stuffed with bacon wrapped shrimp and jalapenos are among the menu offerings at Rec's. (Courtesy Kenneth Rector Jr.)

Hushpuppies stuffed with bacon wrapped shrimp and jalapenos are among the menu offerings at Rec's. (Courtesy Kenneth Rector Jr.)

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Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Rec's Hushpuppie Heaven now open in Pflugerville and 3 other area updates

Rec’s Hushpuppie Heaven, specializing in gourmet hushpuppies and catered meals, opened its Pflugerville storefront Oct. 24.

Family-owned restaurant Miso offers up Korean, Japanese cuisines in Round Rock

Working the lunch crowd on a recent Monday, manager Hyukki Soon seats customers and waits tables alongside his staff at Miso, a Korean and Japanese restaurant in Round Rock. Meanwhile, his father, Youngho Soon, prepares sashimi behind the sushi bar, and his mother, Okhwan Han, whips up Korean cuisine in the kitchen.

“We are truly a family business,” Soon said. “We want the customers to feel good, to have a good experience here. We think that’s really important, that they are happy with the food and the service.”


Georgetown businesses: Urban Grazing opens, Smile Haus Modern Family Dentistry and Orthodontics expands, plus more

Keep up to date on Georgetown business news.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Magik Supply opens in Hill Country Galleria

Clothing store Magik Supply recently celebrated a soft opening in the Hill Country Galleria and has a grand opening set for Nov. 11 at 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. F-145. Described as a “creative fashion house,” Magik Supply offers clothing, shoes and accessories from brands such as Supreme and Adidas as well as its own in-house brand.

New Braunfels

Adobe Cafe remains a staple of the New Braunfels dining scene

Founded in 1987, Adobe Cafe has remained a staple of the New Braunfels dining scene and offers the same homemade tortillas and Tex-Mex options that were on the original menu.

Leander-Cedar Park

Check out things to do in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area in November and early December

Read about upcoming events.

Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Taylor Jackson Buchanan and Sally Grace Holtgrieve contributed to this report.


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar shared a new revenue estimate for the 2022-23 biennium Jan. 11. (Courtesy Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Comptroller projects drop in state revenue, potential for economic uptick for next biennium

Despite the slight reduction in expected revenue for the state's 2022-23 budget, recovery could be on the horizon.

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds more than 900 new cases Jan. 9-11

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County.

After every decennial census, states and local jurisdictions must go through a process known as redistricting: redrawing the boundaries for representation. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
More congressional seats, equal populations: What redistricting means for Texas in 2021

Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Jeff Archer, executive director of the Texas Legislative Council, in January about the redistricting process that will be carried out by the Texas Legislature this year.

The acquisition of the Texas franchise by Peak Rock Capital was completed in early January. (Courtesy Shipley Do-Nuts)
Shipley Do-Nuts acquired by Austin-based private investment firm affiliate

The Texas franchise known for kolaches and doughnuts has been in business for more than 80 years.

Photo of H-E-B Fresh Foods sign
H-E-B launches COVID-19 vaccine registration portal, but awaits additional doses

Inidividuals in Phase 1A and 1B of distribution will be able make appointments through the portal once H-E-B replenishes its stock.

Central Texas must roll back business capacities, put elective surgeries on hold under state orders

Businesses in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties will have to reduce capacity from a maximum of 75% to a maximum of 50% under the state orders.

Photo of a man receiving a vacciine
Austin Public Health will serve as regional COVID-19 vaccination hub, expects 12,000 doses in upcoming week

The Texas Department of State Health Services is expected to release a full list of regional hubs Jan. 10.

Curative mobile testing clinics are stationed at sites in the Houston, Austin and Dallas metropolitan areas, including in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
FDA alerts patients regarding possible false negatives from COVID-19 tests offered at Curative sites, including in Texas

A safety communication released Jan. 4 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts patients and health care providers to the risk of possible false results from these tests.

The hubs may better streamline the state's distribution process, which has been labeled confusing and inequitable. (Courtesy Ascension Seton)
COVID-19 ‘vaccination hubs’ coming to Texas next week as officials plead for better distribution

Texas is gearing up to receive an additional 200,000 doses. Meanwhile, calls to improve the distribution process continue.

The coffee chain’s menu features Americanos, drip coffees, cold brews, specialty lattes, teas and smoothies, among others. (Courtesy Black Rock Coffee Bar)
Black Rock Coffee Bar now serving up specialty lattes, smoothies in Round Rock

This is how we brew it, Round Rock: Black Rock Coffee Bar is now open.