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)

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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.

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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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The Hays County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to approve a budget and tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The deadline to register to vote in Hays County is approaching. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Straying from traditionals like cheese and pepperoni, Tony C's serves specialty pies such as eggplant, prosciutto and goat cheese, and the Truffle Shuffle. (Courtesy Tony C's Pizza & Beer Garden)
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River Rose Boutique has closed its San Marcos location after four years in business. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Texas State Optical opened a new location in Buda in early June. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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