Kalahari opens in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions owner Todd Nelson (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Round Rock resort Nov. 12. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions owner Todd Nelson (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Round Rock resort Nov. 12. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions owner Todd Nelson (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Round Rock resort Nov. 12. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions kicks off opening weekend Nov. 12

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrated its official opening Nov. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the welcoming of its first guests.

New gas station and convenience store coming to SH 130 and East Pecan near Courtyard by Marriott in Pflugerville



Courtyard by Marriott and Community Impact Newspaper in Pflugerville will have a new neighbor in 2021. A convenience store and gas station will be built on property at East Pecan on Impact Way, near SH 130.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Lionheart Hobby to bring lifelong love of board games to Kyle

Lionheart Hobby, 5500 FM 2770, Ste. 103, Kyle, is planning a Nov. 27 opening. Owner Danielle Adams said Lionheart Hobby is a game and hobby store that sells tabletop games, plastic model kits, tools and accessories.

Putt Pub sets the stage for adult mini golf in San Marcos

Putt Pub, a combination mini golf course and bar, opened Oct. 25 at 307 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos. It features two full bars, an 18-hole mini golf course with various obstacles, indoor and outdoor seating, and "good vibes," according to owner Reilly Hursley.

Central Austin

Hyde Park gets a new men's clothing store, plus more business news from north Central Austin

The following businesses have recently opened in North Central Austin.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels to host virtual tree lighting, socially distanced pictures with Santa

The annual tree lighting ceremony held in downtown New Braunfels will be shifted to a virtual format this year to begin the holiday season in a socially distanced manner.

Ali Linan, Joe Warner, Brian Rash, Olivia Aldridge and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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An additional 159 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Williamson County on Dec. 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
159 coronavirus cases, 1 death reported in Williamson County on Dec. 2

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Williamson County.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

Frontyard Brewing opened Nov. 14 in Spicewood. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
New brewery opens in Spicewood and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community updates from Central Texas.

See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November. (Community Impact staff)
See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in November

Williamson County added more than 3,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in November, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.

From breakfast tacos and migas to tamales and chimichangas, Santiago's Tex-Mex and Cantina has doubled its Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings with the opening of its second Round Rock location. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Santiago's Tex-Mex and Cantina opens 2nd Round Rock location and 3 other business updates

From breakfast tacos and migas to tamales and chimichangas, Santiago's Tex-Mex and Cantina has doubled its Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings with the opening of its second Round Rock location.

Traffic moves along the upper decks of I-35 near downtown Austin on Dec. 1. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a $4.9 billion project to improve the 8-mile stretch of I-35 through downtown. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT is spending billions to fix I-35 through downtown Austin, but some community members say the state is wrong in its approach

A report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released Dec. 1 said the 8-mile stretch of I-35 from Hwy. 290 to SH 71 is the most congested roadway in the state.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County reports 214 new coronavirus cases, 1 death Dec. 1

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.

Graphic of a coronavirus unit
COVID-19 rates after Thanksgiving have yet to climb, but experts say spike could still be coming

As Austin awaits a vaccine whose first doses could arrive by the end of 2020, health officials say the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on the spread of the virus could take time to show up.

The primary focus of the plan is to help make city services, facilities, programs and activities more accessible to all residents. (Screenshot courtesy city of Pflugerville)
As Pflugerville prepares plan to improve accessibility, city seeks public input

The primary focus of the plan is to help make city services, facilities, programs and activities more accessible to all residents in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

Here is how Williamson County is being impacted by the coronavirus. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County adds more than 1,000 reported coronavirus cases Nov. 25-30

The county's positivity rate, or rate at which test return postiive, sits at 8.15%, data shows.