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

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.

Hutto-Pflugerville

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.



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Round Rock streetlights will be the subject of a future audit, following the approval of a resolution by the City Council at its meeting June 24. (Courtesy Pexels)
Round Rock City Council approves $250K streetlight study

The Round Rock City Council voted to approve a streetlight study June 24.

The Round Rock City Council voted to approve an extension of its meet and confer contract with the Round Rock Firefighters Association. The contract extension is accompanied by a 3% pay raise. (Claire Ricke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock Firefighters Association gets 3% raise, contracts extended one year

Round Rock Firefighters Association gets 3% raise, contracts extended one year.

The Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock is one of three locations reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Flix Brewhouse reopening in Round Rock; algae toxicity falls in Lake Travis and more Central Texas news

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

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas twice issued calls for power conservation this spring but has said it is prepared to manage the potentially record-breaking statewide demand for electricity through the summer. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislature passes power reforms as Texas grid is prepped for potentially record-breaking summer demand

The Texas Legislature wrapped up its spring session with the passage of several bills related to the power grid ahead of the system's next seasonal test this summer.

The Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock is one of three locations reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Flix Brewhouse reopening in Round Rock June 24 after 8 months closed

Flix Brewhouse will reopen its Round Rock location June 24 following closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiny Aquatics will be relocating to Sky Ridge Plaza this August. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact News)
Round Rock's Tiny Aquatics relocating to Sky Ridge Plaza in August

Tiny Aquatics will be relocating to a larger space in Sky Ridge Plaza this August.

Anchor Bar will occupy a building which formerly housed a Logan's Roadhouse in the La Frontera shopping center. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Anchor Bar bringing its third Texas location to Round Rock

The Buffalo, New York-based chicken wing restaurant’s claim to fame is the original Buffalo wing, which the chain has been serving since 1964.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

Courtesy Quick Pharmacy
Round Rock's 99-year-old Quick Pharmacy to reopen following February storm damage

Quick Pharmacy, located at 701 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, is reopening July 1 after having been closed for since February due to damage caused by the severe winter storm.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.