Vaccine portal opens in Hays County; read Austin business news and more Central Texas info

Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hays County opened its COVID-19 vaccine portal Jan. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Hays County vaccine signup portal is now live, but officials warn of short supply

As of 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Hays County residents have been able to sign up for an appointment to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Pflugerville-Hutto



Landing the Amazon facility: Third time's a charm for Pflugerville

The PCDC hosted a behind-the-scenes panel Jan. 21 into the development process for the upcoming 3.8 million-square-foot facility, set to launch by early fall.

Typhoon Texas looking to fill 600 seasonal, part-time jobs

While summer is still a few months away, Typhoon Texas is already looking to fill 600 seasonal, part-time positions, from water safety to food and beverage, retail, cash control and front gate, among others.

Central Austin

New breakfast spot Humpty's Wall comes to North Austin, and more local business news

Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast, a fast-casual breakfast and lunch concept, will hold its grand opening Feb. 25 at 8820 Burnet Road, Ste. 502, Austin.

Northwest Austin

Cake design specialist Bento Bakes now open in Anderson Mill


Local custom cake designer Bento Bakes opened a brick-and-mortar location in the Anderson Mill area Dec. 14.

Southwest Austin

Gabriela's to open in Southpark Meadows; Al’s Formal Wear rebrands and more South Austin business news


Gabriela's will be opening a second location in the spring or summer in the Southpark Meadows shopping center at 9500 I-35, Austin.

New South Congress Goodwill now open

A new Goodwill store opened Jan. 14 at 2415 S. Congress Ave., Austin, in the South Congress Square shopping center.

Teal House Coffee & Bakery opening South Congress brick and mortar in Austin Jan. 30

South Austin-based food truck Teal House Coffee & Bakery will be bringing its cinnamon rolls and sweet baked treats to a new South Congress Avenue storefront Jan. 30, according to a news release by the company.

Claire Ricke, Kelsey Thompson, Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman, Olivia Aldridge and Brian Rash contributed to this report.



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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee recommended Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine for emergency authorization use Feb. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for emergency authorization use by FDA

This is the third COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for emergency authorization use after those produced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company Moderna.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
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Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plumbing permit fees in San Marcos to be waived temporarily

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

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.