P. Terry's plans for S. Congress drive-thru and more Austin-area news

The future location on South Congress Avenue would be the third located in the South Austin area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The future location on South Congress Avenue would be the third located in the South Austin area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The future location on South Congress Avenue would be the third located in the South Austin area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest Austin-area business and community news.

Southwest Austin

P. Terry's submits plans for new S. Congress drive-thru

P. Terry’s Burger Stand submitted a site plan with the city of Austin on Aug. 6 for a new drive-thru-only location at 8601 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The drive-thru, which is still pending city approval, would be located on a 1.4-acre property just north of the new H-E-B development that opened at the intersection of South Congress and Slaughter Lane earlier this summer.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle



Small-format Target in downtown San Marcos to have grand opening Aug. 16


The downtown small-format location of Target, located at 101 Concho St., Ste. 200, San Marcos, will hold its grand opening event during store hours Aug. 16. The small-format location is one of more than 120 for Target.

San Marcos pitmaster builds BBQ business on family traditions, adds 2nd location

Justin Pearson developed a passion for the art of cooking barbecue while growing up and working in his grandfather’s restaurant, Chisholm Trail Barbecue, in Lockhart.

Buda's Bandit Tacos going strong with unique take on Frito pie

Bandit Tacos food truck opened July 4 at 2610 Main St., Buda. Their hours of operation are Thursday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Owner John Earls started the food truck with his wife, Rocio. He said so far, business has been good.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels Smokehouse closes restaurant; production facility still open

On Aug. 7, New Braunfels Smokehouse closed its restaurant, located at 1090 I-35 Business Loop, New Braunfels.

The family-owned smokehouse has been making and selling smoked meats, cheeses and other gourmet gifts since 1945 and opened the restaurant in 1952.

Lake Travis-Westlake

AcroTex Gymnastics opens in the Bee Cave area

AcroTex Gymnastics opened a new location July 20 in The Village at Vail Divide at 5029 Vail Divide, Bldg. 2, Bee Cave. The gym offers programs and camps for children ages 2-18.

Metrowide

AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20, according to an Aug. 11 news release.

Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry, Nicholas Cicale, Brian Perdue and Amy Rae Dadamo contributed to this report.



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Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine wait after receiving their shot at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
National supply issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine affect Austin-area shipments

After a manufacturing error ruined 15 million doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the supply will not increase until the plant in Baltimore is once again allowed to participate in production.

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
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Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Tavel Bristol-Joseph has started a scholarship fund that will provide $6,000 to two Austin Community College Culinary Arts students and give them opportunity to be mentored by Bristol-Joseph and to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)
Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.

Slaughter Lane will be extended east to US 183. (Courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam)
Slaughter Lane extension being designed for Easton Park in Southeast Austin

The transportation project could break ground in 2022.

Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its newest shop in South Austin on March 31. (Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
New dog park, cafe on the way; Jersey Mike’s adds local location and more South Austin business news

A new pet shop has opened in South Austin, and a dog park is also on the way later this month.

Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.

Vacancy Brewing is located across the street from The Yard development in the St. Elmo neighborhood. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin

Vacancy Brewing is located across the street from The Yard development in the St. Elmo neighborhood.

A resident at EdenHill Communities receives their second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
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