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)
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The acquisition of the Texas franchise by Peak Rock Capital was completed in early January. (Courtesy Shipley Do-Nuts)
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