Flix Brewhouse reopening in Round Rock; algae toxicity falls in Lake Travis and more Central Texas news

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

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

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Round Rock

Flix Brewhouse reopening in Round Rock June 24 after 8 months closed

After being closed for eight months, Flix Brewhouse will reopen June 24 in Sky Ridge Plaza at 2200 I-35 Frontage Rd. B1, Round Rock. It is one of three Flix Brewhouses reopening after forced closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Round Rock's Tiny Aquatics relocating to Sky Ridge Plaza in August

Tiny Aquatics will relocate in August to a larger facility at Sky Ridge Plaza, located at 2200 S I-35, Round Rock. The aquatic fish and plant retailer is moving from a 1,200-square-foot facility at 1100 Sam Bass Road, Ste. 101, Round Rock, to a 3,898-square-foot retail space in the shopping center.


Knockouts Haircuts for Men to offer full-service salon amenities in Pflugerville

Located at Gattis Crossing, 21315 SH 130, Ste. 140, the sports-themed, full-service salon will offer hair coloring, waxing, massages and more for men and boys.

Taco Casa to bring fresh fast food to Hutto this fall

Taco Casa specializes in fresh American-made ingredients, and its tortillas are fried in-house for hard taco shells.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

P. Terry's to open Kyle location

The popular Central Texas burger chain's new location will feature a two-lane drive-thru and an outdoor dining area, and is known for using all-natural ingredients and never-frozen black Angus beef.

The Hindquarters Pet Supply now open in San Marcos

The store specializes in quality products at affordable prices, and owner Taylor Clee-Charlton has taken more than 300 hours of pet nutritional training to assist pet owners with food recommendations based on their animal's life stage and health.

Leander-Cedar Park

Red Horn Coffee House's 2nd location opens in Leander

The Cedar Park-based company opened the second location for its growing coffee and beer production. The location also has a taco kitchen for its partnership with Mexican food truck Taconmaye.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Test results show significant declines in blue-green algae toxicity in Lake Travis

New test results from Lake Travis indicate a significant decline in the toxicity of blue-green algae, and for the first time since the spring, only trace amounts of the toxins were present, according to a June 22 update from the Lower Colorado River Authority.

Brooke Sjoberg, Megan Cardona, Warren Brown, Taylor Girtman and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.


The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Based in Round Rock and owned by Joe Ramos, The End of Silence will specialize in "cassette-era" classic rock with vinyl records from artists such as Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and Duran Duran. (Courtesy Joe Ramos)
Online Round Rock-based record store going live Aug. 1

A Round Rock-based online record store launching Aug. 1 will offer "cassette-era" classic rock on vinyl.

Habitat For Humanity
More than $500K of federal funding to support Williamson County affordable housing projects

Williamson County will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support infrastructure and public facilities projects.

Chick-fil-A will open a location in downtown Austin on July 29. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A coming to downtown Austin; Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

Located at 600 Congress Ave., Ste. C150, the newest outpost for the fast-food fried chicken giant is locally owned by Luke Steigmeyer.

Legacy Senior Residences II is the second affordable housing development under construction by developer Cornerstone Associates LLC. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Affordable senior living development coming to Red Bud Ln. in Round Rock in Aug. 2022

An affordable senior housing development in Round Rock will complete construction in August 2022.

State Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin sent a letter July 23 urging Gov. Greg Abbott to allow schools to require masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas state reps. call on Abbott to permit school mask mandates amid rising COVID-19 cases

The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Vikki Goodwin, called upon Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to permit school districts to enact mask mandates and provide virtual learning options.

The coffee chain offers hot and cold beverages, such as cold brew and frozen coffee as well as its own energy drink and muffins. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dutch Bros Coffee opens in Round Rock

Dutch Bros Coffee held a grand opening for its 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 850, Round Rock, location July …

The city’s first railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6, restricting train operators from blowing horns from CR 172 to Burnet Road, according to a press release from the city. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock implements first phase of railroad quiet zone

Phase 1 the city of Round Rock's railroad quiet zone went into effect July 6.

Leander Marketplace PUD would be located at the northeast corner of Hero Way and US 183. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Leander eyes development with restaurants, retail; Bin Drop opens in New Braunfels and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock City Council approved rezoning of property around the Dell campus to allow for its use as a data center. (Courtesy Switch)
Round Rock City Council rezones property near Dell HQ for Switch

Round Rock City Council approved a rezoning of property adjacent to the Dell Technologies global headquarters, which will be occupied by Switch's data center, July 22.

A planned unit development intended to be occupied entirely by rental units was unanimously approved for rezoning by Round Rock City Council on July 22. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Round Rock officials approve zoning change for Bell Yard rental community

Round Rock City Council approves rezoning of property for the Bell Yard planned unit development, which will be made up entirely of rental homes.