P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)

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P. Terry’s projects January opening in Pflugerville and 2 other business updates

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January.

Pflugerville debuts new Creekside Park playground, opens Wilbarger Creek Park to public



Pflugerville's Parks and Recreation Department completed upgrades to Creekside Park's 21-year-old playground equipment in mid-November as part of the city's annual playground replacement program.

Central Austin

Holiday markets, strolls, tree lightings and Trail of Lights: 18 events in the Austin area in November and December

Many holiday events in the Austin area will look a little different this year as organizers work to adhere to social distancing requirements. Here are 18 events to check out the Austin area in November and December.

Southwest Austin

Old School Liquor & Market, Cannon Coffee keep it local in Southwest Austin

In November 2019, three friends opened two neighboring businesses at the corner of Menchaca Road and William Cannon Drive, located inside a renovated laundromat that the group split into two suites.

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Texas State University accepting name submissions for residence halls


Texas State University will accept submissions through Dec. 31 for new names for the Angelina and San Gabriel residence halls on the school's San Marcos campus. Two unnamed streets on the school's Round Rock campus will also be named through this process.

Nicholas Cicale, Olivia Aldridge, Warren Brown, Jack Flagler and Kelsey Thompson contributed to this report.



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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.

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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.