Popeyes opens in Buda; curbside composting to expand in Austin and more Central Texas news

Buda's first Popeyes location opened Dec. 31. (Courtesy Popeyes)
Buda's first Popeyes location opened Dec. 31. (Courtesy Popeyes)

Buda's first Popeyes location opened Dec. 31. (Courtesy Popeyes)

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San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Buda's first Popeyes location opened on New Year's Eve

A new location of chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opened at 15295 I-35, Buda, on Dec. 31. This location marks the restaurant’s first foray into Buda. The eatery is known for its chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, and sides ranging from Cajun rice and coleslaw to biscuits and mashed potatoes.

New Kyle Starbucks location to open in summer



A Starbucks location at 18900 S. I-35, Kyle, is expected to open in the summer, according to information from the company. The new store will be located at the Dry River District in Kyle, a 65-acre, multiuse community that is under construction.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

Ascension Seton to provide optional COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk Round Rock ISD staff

Ascension Seton has collaborated with Round Rock ISD to provide COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk district staff who want to be vaccinated, according to a Jan. 4 news release.

Pflugerville Public Library to resume curbside services

The Pflugerville Public Library will resume its curbside services Jan. 5, the city announced Jan. 4. The reinstatement follows a temporary discontinuation Dec. 23 after Travis County entered Stage 5 coronavirus risk levels.

Central Austin

Mighty Fine Burgers acquired by Austin restaurateurs behind The League Kitchen & Tavern, Tony C’s

Austin-based hospitality company K&N Management has sold Mighty Fine Burgers Fries & Shakes, which has existed in the Greater Austin area for more than 10 years, to lifelong Austinites and restaurateurs Tony Ciola and Creed Ford, co-owners and founders of Tc4 & Co., the hospitality company behind Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza and The League Kitchen & Tavern.

All Austin Resource Recovery customers will have access to curbside composting starting in February

Over the last seven years, the city of Austin has been expanding a program that allows city residents to dispose of compostable materials weekly on the curb, keeping food scraps, lawn trimmings and other items out of trash bins and therefore out of landfills.

Williamson County

More than 2,000 Williamson County seniors in long-term care, nursing homes inoculated for COVID-19


Williamson County reported 2,020 seniors living in long-term care facilities and nursing homes have been inoculated for COVID-19, according to a Jan. 5 news release.

Ali Linan, Jack Flagler, Amy Rae Dadamo, Kelsey Thompson and Brian Rash contributed to this report.