Fajita Drive flopped, so a Kyle committee will rename Rebel Drive and more Central Texas news

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San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Committee to rename Rebel Drive created in Kyle


After plans to rename Rebel Drive in Kyle to Fajita Drive failed to garner support from residents, Kyle officials have taken a different track in the process to change what many consider a controversial road name.

Central Austin



I Luv Video permanently closes after more than 3 decades

I Luv Video owner Conrad Bejarano announced Sept. 1 that he has permanently closed the video rental store at 4803 Airport Blvd., Austin. Bejarano, who came up with the idea for a VHS rental store in 1983 on a visit to Austin, said he hopes he can "pass the torch" to a group or individual interested in keeping the business going.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Marble Falls boutique opens under new name at the Hill Country Galleria


Women’s clothing store Urban Chic opened at the Hill Country Galleria on Sept. 1 at 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. E-115, Bee Cave. The apparel and accessory store was formerly called The Embellished Cottage and was located in the Marble Falls area.

Northwest Austin

HAAM Day plays on, Labor Day celebrations and more: 8 events to check out in Austin this September

Here are some upcoming events to safely check out in the coming weeks in and around Northwest Austin.

New Braunfels

Columbus Club Association to discuss plans for food truck rally in New Braunfels

A regular showcase for local food trucks could soon become a mainstay for New Braunfels through a proposal to host monthly food truck rallies at the parking lot of Columbus Club Hall, located at 111 Landa St., New Braunfels.

Lauren Canterberry, Brian Rash, Jack Flagler, Amy Rae Dadamo and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.



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A 76-acre industrial park located at 19200 Marketplace Ave., Kyle, is scheduled to start opening its first phase of development in spring 2021, according to information from its development company, Northpoint Development. (Courtesy Colliers International)
76-acre, 863,000-square-foot industrial park coming to Kyle

A 76-acre industrial park located at 19200 Marketplace Ave., Kyle, is scheduled to start opening its first phase of development in spring 2021, according to information from its development company, Northpoint Development.

The Unknown Concept, a collection of local brands and artists located at 218 Guadalupe St., San Marcos, opened Sept. 6. (Courtesy Ryan Johnson)
Artist and brand collective The Unknown Concept now open in San Marcos

The Unknown Concept, a collection of local brands and artists located at 218 Guadalupe St., San Marcos, opened Sept. 6.

Customers can order Goodstock Angus and Goodstock Black Label beef, including ribeye steaks, strip steaks, filets and ground chuck. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan brands)
Nolan Ryan expands Round Rock-based butcher business and more Central Texas news

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With five days left in early voting, the 2020 presidential election is already making history. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays County voters blow past 2016 turnout

With five days left in early voting, the 2020 presidential election is already making history.

County officials said they were never properly notified of the new deaths, which were found due to new reporting protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services for hospitals, funeral homes and nursing facilities. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 34.37% increase in COVID-19 deaths

County officials said they were never properly notified of the new deaths, which were found due to new reporting protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services for hospitals, funeral homes and nursing facilities.

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Round Rock to add 60 jobs and more Central Texas news

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The bakery is known for its Texas Sized Donut weighing 2 pounds and can trace its history back to 1926 when Reinhold R. Moehring opened the shop in downtown Round Rock. (Community Impact file photo courtesy Round Rock Donuts)
Round Rock Donuts coming to Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

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Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Stan Standridge (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
After lengthy search, San Marcos announces new police chief

After a lengthy search that resulted in two remaining candidates out of several dozen by the end of September, the city of San Marcos selected Stan Standridge as the new chief of the San Marcos Police Department.

Texas Western Wearhouse is liquidating its inventory at a steep discount and will close its San Marcos, San Antonio and Lytle locations. (Courtesy Peakpx)
Texas Western Wearhouse folds, will close five locations permanently

Texas Western Wearhouse is liquidating its inventory at a steep discount and will close its San Marcos, San Antonio and Lytle locations.