CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 6 new businesses now open, coming soon to San Marcos, Buda, Kyle; Velvet Taco opens in The Woodlands and more top news

A new Club Pilates studio is slated to open in April at 5581 Kyle Center Drive, Ste. 103, Kyle. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
A new Club Pilates studio is slated to open in April at 5581 Kyle Center Drive, Ste. 103, Kyle. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new Club Pilates studio is slated to open in April at 5581 Kyle Center Drive, Ste. 103, Kyle. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Feb. 8.

Note: The following stories were published Feb. 7-8.

Central Texas

6 new businesses now open, coming soon to San Marcos, Buda, Kyle


A cantina, a Pilates studio and more are now open or coming soon to San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.


School districts in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto continue to deal with staffing crisis

Lillian Simmons, a substitute teacher at Round Rock ISD for the last two years, said she does not plan to take assignments within the district for the remainder of the school year.

December and January spikes in COVID-19 cases throughout Central Texas and beyond combined with the fact that she is immunocompromised make it unsafe for her to return to work, she said.

Greater Houston

Macy’s to move distribution center from Houston to Tomball


Tomball City Council approved a Tomball Economic Development Corp. agreement with Macy’s Inc. on Feb. 7 for the company to relocate its distribution center to the Lovett Industrial development at the Grand Parkway and Rocky Road in southern Tomball.

Velvet Taco opens in The Woodlands

According to the company, the fast-casual taco restaurant offers over 20 different varieties of tacos inspired by international cuisine as well as sides and desserts.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill to open on Valentine’s Day in Alliance area of Fort Worth


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will hold the grand opening for its new location in the Alliance area at 2900 Amador Drive in Fort Worth on Valentine’s Day, according to the restaurant’s website.

Zara Flores, Chandler France, Brian Rash, Ally Bolender and Bailey Lewis contributed to this report.