Round Rock-based Wag-A-Bag to be acquired, change name; Georgetown residents to see higher water bills and more Central Texas news

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

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.


The regional blood bank appealed for further donations in the wake of the June 12 shooting in downtown Austin. (Courtesy We Are Blood)
We Are Blood appeals for blood donations following weekend shooting in downtown Austin

The Central Texas nonprofit also said its blood supply remains depleted due to decreased donations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Izzy  is one of the 20 dogs in need of an emergency foster home. (Courtesy Austin Pets Alive)
Austin Pets Alive seeks emergency foster homes for dogs recovering from distemper

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive are seeking homes within the next 48 hours for 20 dogs facing euthanasia.

A second vote on the hiring contract for Round Rock ISD superintendent finalist Hafedh Azaiez will be taken June 19. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Round Rock ISD to hold second vote on superintendent hire

Round Rock ISD will hold a second vote on the hiring contract for superintendent June 19.

 Homes only spent an average of 16 days on market last month across the MSA, but in the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area homes only spent an average of 8 days on the market in May. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
In Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area, home prices soar over previous year

The latest data from the Austin Board of Realtors shows median home prices reaching an all-time high in Central Texas, including in the Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto area.

Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

(Courtesy PetSuites)
PetSuites opens new location in Round Rock

PetSuites offers services that include boarding, day care, grooming and training.

The new 66,000-square-foot Round Rock Public Library will have an adjacent parking garage that will serve both library visitors and the general downtown area. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Round Rock to break ground on new library June 17

The city of Round Rock will break ground on its new library June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

Round Rock ISD's board of trustees voted to hire Dr. Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent for the district on June 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Parents, community members express mixed opinions ahead of vote to hire RRISD superintendent

Parents, community members express mixed opinions about Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, board process ahead of RRISD Superintendent hiring vote

Hafedh Azaiez was previously superintendent at Donna ISD in South Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Breaking: Round Rock ISD hires Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent

Round Rock ISD hires Azaiez as superintendent.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.