Amazon to build warehouse in San Marcos; Huddle House restaurant opens in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Amazon's proposed 1,005,000-square-foot facility is expected to come online by September. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)
Amazon's proposed 1,005,000-square-foot facility is expected to come online by September. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

Amazon's proposed 1,005,000-square-foot facility is expected to come online by September. (Courtesy Amazon.com Inc.)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Amazon to build 1 million-square-foot warehouse in San Marcos

Amazon will build a roughly 1 million-square-foot warehouse distribution center—called SAT6—in north San Marcos at Fortuna Road and Yarrington Road, across from the Hays County Transportation Department, according to city documents and City Council members.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto



Rick’s Cleaners celebrates 15 years in Round Rock and 2 more business updates


The Round Rock location of Rick’s Cleaners is celebrating 15 years in business. Read on for two more business updates from Texas Tint Solutions and AAA Storage.

Georgetown

Georgetown ISD students, families can access new health and wellness center Jan. 4

Beginning January 4 students, staff and their respective families in Georgetown ISD will be able to access health care services through a district health and wellness center, a Dec. 15 news release said.

Huddle House now open in Georgetown

Huddle House opened its Georgetown location Dec. 16. The restaurant is located in the Walburg Travel Center at 4610 N. I-35, Georgetown. Huddle House serves all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Leander-Cedar Park

Sports performance, physical therapy facility opens in Cedar Park and 3 more local business updates

Read updates on these four Cedar Park and Leander-area businesses.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Bee Cave Buzzfest lights up the Hill Country Galleria


The immersive, interactive art and light festival known as Buzzfest kicked off its three-night run Dec. 17 at the Hill Country Galleria.

Southwest Austin

Here's how to suggest a name for Dripping Springs ISD's under-construction elementary school


As construction continues on Dripping Springs ISD’s fifth elementary school, which is expected to open in time for the 2021-22 school year, the district is asking residents to help name the future facility.

South Austin business news: New hotel, indoor playground, Indian restaurant now open

See the latest business updates from South Austin, including the opening of the Colton House Hotel, restaurant Mumtaz Market and Pikopye's Town, an indoor play space for kids and creative space for work-from-home or stay-home parents.

Claire Ricke, Jack Flagler, Nicholas Cicale, Greg Perliski, Warren Brown, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Ali Linan and Taylor Girtman contributed to this report.



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The Austin Trail of Lights will open nighly from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. (Courtesy Trail of Lights Foundation)
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Local and state officials have made statements welcoming Samsung to Taylor following the announcement that the city will be home to its new $17 billion semiconductor fabrication plant. (Courtesy KXAN)
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