Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos reopens and more Central Texas news

The upscale casual dining restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients and underwent a kitchen remodel while closed. (Courtesy Pexels)
The upscale casual dining restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients and underwent a kitchen remodel while closed. (Courtesy Pexels)

The upscale casual dining restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients and underwent a kitchen remodel while closed. (Courtesy Pexels)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

The Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos reopens for delivery and curbside service

The Root Cellar, located at 215 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos, has reopened for curbside pickup and delivery only, and for the time being will forego dine-in accommodations. The establishment closed due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic on March 20 and reopened Sept. 8.

Spring Lake to reopen with limited capacity



The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University announced it will reopen Spring Lake with a limited capacity Sept. 11 and will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Bored at home? These 5 businesses offer socially distant entertainment in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Local businesses, including drive-in movie theaters, water parks and virtual gaming centers, are leveraging large venues, outdoor spaces and technology to provide socially distant entertainment for those who are eager to safely have fun outside of the house.

New Braunfels

The Concession Stand to open in New Braunfels

A new eatery called The Concession Stand will hold its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 12 at noon. Located at 2348 Gruene Lake Drive, Ste. A, New Braunfels, the restaurant hosted a soft opening Sept. 5 and will serve snow cones, hot dogs, pretzels and more.

Metrowide

We Are Blood seeks plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients

We Are Blood is seeking donations of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in Central Texas, stocking up on convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients in case of another surge in cases.

St. David's HealthCare adds texting service to keep families of surgical patients informed

St. David’s HealthCare added a new texting service in September to provided families of surgical patients with updates.

Given the coronavirus pandemic, hospital visitations and waiting room capacity are limited. This service, available in English and Spanish, will provide families with a unique code allowing them to receive automated texts when the surgery begins, when the patient leaves the operating room and when the patient is ready for outpatient services or is set to be discharged.

Lauren Canterberry, Ali Linan, Olivia Aldridge, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Warren Brown and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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A new P. Terry's Burger Stand is under construction in Kyle near Evo Entertainment and The Home Depot. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open Kyle location

A new P. Terry's Burger Stand is under construction in Kyle near Evo Entertainment and The Home Depot.

In addition to a selection of beverages, Kyle's Daily Grind offers baked goods. (Courtesy Pexels)
Kyle's Daily Grind now open

In addition to a selection of beverages, Kyle's Daily Grind offers baked goods.

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.

Movies in Your Park is held at San Marcos Plaza Park on select dates from June 22-Aug. 3. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
San Marcos' Movies in Your Park kicks off June 22 with 'Frozen 2'

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ATMAC will hold a grand reopening at its new location July 10, with a special offer for new students. (Courtesy Camera Eye Photography)
Austin Texas Martial Arts Center relocates in Kyle

ATMAC will hold a grand reopening at its new location July 10, with a special offer for new students.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
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Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones speaks during the FM 2001 groundbreaking event. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
TxDOT breaks ground on Buda's FM 2001 project

A realignment of the roadway is intended to drastically improve safety on a section of FM 2001 in Buda while also adding bike lanes and sidewalks.

Ghostletics Gym offers month-to-month memberships and day passes, and also offers on-site sports therapy. (Courtesy Ghostletics Gym)
Ghostletics Gym now open in Buda

Ghostletics Gym offers month-to-month memberships and day passes, and also offers on site sports therapy.

The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A variety of road projects in Buda may be funded by a November bond referendum, which could be valued at more than $50 million. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buda considers transportation bond package for November election

A variety of road and park projects in Buda may be funded by a November bond referendum, which could be valued at more than $50 million.