Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock

Round Rock-based Wag-A-Bag to be acquired, name to eventually be changed

Round Rock-based gas station and convenience store Wag-A-Bag has entered an agreement to sell its assets to Refuel Operating Co. LLC, a Charleston, South Carolina-based gas station and convenience store business.

Downtown Round Rock road closures expected for Cinco de Mayo, Music on Main

Road closures are expected in parts of downtown Round Rock for Cinco de Mayo and the Music on Main concert series May 5.

Peruvian restaurant now open in downtown Round Rock

The Peruvian restaurant Brasas Peruanas opened its downtown Round Rock location at 206 N. Mays St., Round Rock, in late March.


Georgetown residents will see increase in water bills due to new rates

For the average water customer using 10,200 gallons per month, the monthly water bill will increase to $46.25 from $40.98.


Kid- and dog-friendly sports bar opens in Pflugerville

Neighborhood sports bar 685 Backyard opened Feb. 27 at 19903 FM 685, Pflugerville. The bar is both kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Features include outdoor live music, bean bag toss games and a daily happy hour.

Local liquor store opens 2 locations in Hutto

Starbeam Liquor opened two locations in Hutto on March 15. One is located at 133 E Front St., Ste. 200, Hutto. Starbeam’s second location is at 6081 FM 1660, Ste. 200, Hutto. The stores sell liquor along with mixers.

Central Austin

Coming soon to Austin: Vaquero Taquero adding a downtown location, Komé opening at the airport, Mueller to add 350 homes and more

A new ice cream shop is opening in East Austin, and an apartment project is being built near House Park. See the latest updates on what is coming soon to the Central Austin area.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Tran88 now open in San Marcos

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Tran88 opened April 22 at 212 N. LBJ St., San Marcos. The business specializes in pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, but has several other menu items including bahn mi sandwiches, wonton soup and appetizers.

Fernanda Figueroa, Megan Cardona, Jack Flagler and Brian Rash contributed to this report.