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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Notable menu items include the concept signature dish Huli Huli Chicken, which is marinated grilled teriyaki chicken, and Luau Pig, which is slow-roasted Kalua pork seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt. (Photo by Kathy Tran, courtesy Hawaiian Bros)
Hawaiian Bros to open first Texas brick-and-mortar location in Kyle May 11

A grand opening of the Kyle location will be held May 11 at 11 a.m., and the first 100 people will receive gift cards. One customer will also received free meals at Hawaiian Bros for a year.

(Courtesy Texas Water Safari)
San Marcos-Buda-Kyle May 2021 to-do list: An air show, film festival and farmers markets

From a film festival to an air show to farmers markets, the San Marcos-Buda-Kyle area is brimming with events in May and June.

San Marcos City Council gave guidance to city staff after the parks and recreation board recommended paid parking be implemented at two of the city's river parks. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos to research paid parking at City Park for nonresidents

San Marcos City Council gave guidance to city staff after the parks and recreation board recommended paid parking be implemented at two of the city's river parks.

Air quality would be measured employees of the city of San Marcos when residents make complaints of air pollution or unwanted smells, which could result in fines. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council considers ordinance to control air pollution and odors

Air quality would be measured employees of the city of San Marcos when residents make complaints of air pollution or unwanted smells, which could result in fines.

A rendering shows two new buildings planned for Airstream and ExploreUSA in Buda. (Courtesy city of Buda)
22-acre RV sales facility in Buda on path to major renovations

In order to facilitate the changes, Buda officials on May 4 passed the first readings of a two-part approval consisting of a rezoning of the site to B3, or I-35 business, as well as a specific use permit application for automobile and other vehicle sales in the B3 district.

Kyle City Council approved child safety zones during its May 4 meeting. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle approves child safety zones to restrict sex offender residency within city

After several months of discussion and amending guidelines, the city of Kyle has approved implementation of child safety zones that would restrict where registered sex offenders may reside.

Supporters of the grant say the public defender's office and another program the grant would launch would improve the legal defense of those in Hays County who cannot afford their own lawyer. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays County Commissioners Court applies for grant to fund a public defender's office

Supporters of the grant say the public defender's office and another program the grant would launch would improve the legal defense of those in Hays County who cannot afford their own lawyer.

(Courtesy San Marcos Main Street Program)
Vietnamese restaurant Pho Tran88 now open in San Marcos

The business specializes in pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, but has several other menu items including bahn mi sandwiches, wonton soup and appetizers.