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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No street address has yet been assigned to the property, but the agricultural land lies closest to Bunton Creek Road and borders the southern boundary of Lehman High School. (Screen shot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle City Council approves residential zoning of 29 acres in first of two votes

The land, which was annexed by Kyle earlier this year, is next to Lehman High School and would allow 5.5 houses per acre.

Photo of Judge Brown in a mask and orange vest with megaphone
Travis County and 3 Central Texas neighbors to pilot mass vaccination site

Some 3,000 people will be vaccinated at a drive-thru event at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend.

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather. (Courtesy Hays CISD)
Three Hays CISD campuses still not ready for in-person learning due to last week's severe weather

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather.

Superintendent Michael Cardona presented the figures to the school board Feb. 22. (Screenshot courtesy SMCISD)
Latest San Marcos CISD figures show number of students attending in-person classes steadily increasing

The total number of in-person students throughout the district's campuses went from 3,523 on Jan. 25 to 4,712 on Feb. 11—a 33.75% increase.

Kyle joined San Marcos and Buda in ending boil water notices for their municipal water utility customers. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle lifts boil water notice

Kyle joined San Marcos and Buda in ending boil water notices for their municipal water utility customers.

WIth the boil-water notice lifted, Buda residents are asked to follow several quick measures before consuming water from the tap. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Boil-water advisory rescinded in Buda

WIth the boil-water notice lifted, Buda residents are asked to follow several quick measures before consuming water from the tap.

City Council members in Buda also heaped praise on city employees for their performance during last week's winter weather crisis. (Courtesy city of Buda)
Buda City Council extends local disaster declaration

City Council members in Buda also heaped praise on city employees for their performance during last week's winter weather crisis.

In addition to lifting the boil-water notice, San Marcos has also waived plumbing permit fees for residents needing to repair homes and businesses. (Courtesy Pexels)
Boil-water advisory lifted for city of San Marcos water customers

In addition to lifting the boil-water notice, San Marcos has also waived plumbing permit fees for residents needing to repair homes and businesses.

San Marcos Electric Utility customers may still receive higher bills, but it will be because of higher usage and not from a rate adjustment. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
No rate increases expected from San Marcos Electric Utility

San Marcos Electric Utility customers may still receive higher bills, but it will be because of higher usage and not from a rate adjustment.

Students at Hays CISD are expected to return to their normal schedules on Wednesday, including students of Dahlstrom Middle School. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hays CISD cancels classes through Feb. 23, reschedules board meeting

Students at Hays CISD are expected to return to their normal schedules on Wednesday, including students of Dahlstrom Middle School.

Buda residents can provide public comments during the virtual meeting to extend the disaster declaration, which is set to expire Sunday night. (Courtesy city of Buda)
Buda City Council to hold emergency meeting to extend mayor's disaster declaration

Buda residents can provide public comments during the virtual meeting to extend the disaster declaration, which is set to expire Sunday night.

cars on snowy road
Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the February 2021 winter storms are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved