H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Southwest Austin

H-E-B plans to open new Oak Hill store in August

According to representatives from H-E-B, a new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826. The existing store in the Center of the Hills shopping center at 7010 SH 71, Austin, will close when the new location opens.

Leander-Cedar Park

Slice, slice, baby: 28 places to find pizza in Leander and Cedar Park

Regardless of where you choose to eat it, if you are looking for local hot pizza you can use this guide to plan your next pie.

Central Austin

Longtime Austin business Turquoise Trading Post pays homage to the American Southwest

Turquoise Trading Post owner Jim Williamson fell in love with art as a kid growing in New Mexico in the 1970s. In 1994, he left his job as a nonprofit fundraiser to follow that passion, and, as he said, “to stop working.” More than 26 years later, Williamson is still selling art and jewelry from the American Southwest.


New gym opens in Georgetown

Build Your Better, or BYB, Fitness opened in Georgetown on Feb. 1. The gym took over the space previously occupied by Mortal CrossFit and has three gym options including a training area, an outdoor farm fit program, and an Olympic weight and lifting gym.

Lake Travis-Westlake

New Mediterranean cafe, Lazeez, is open in Four Points

Lazeez Mediterranean Cafe opened Feb. 1 in the Four Points region at 6812 N. RM 620, Austin. The restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern menu items, including hummus, grilled Mashawi barbecue, meat and vegetarian wraps, and more.

New Braunfels

Dance by Design Studios owner shares her passion through instructing students in New Braunfels

For Carolyn Simpson Wells, owner and director of Dance by Design Studios, dancing has served as a crucial instrument for self-expression since she was young. “My mom says that I used to walk around on my tippy-toes all the time, so she put me into dance class when I was 3,” Wells said.

Northwest Austin

North Austin’s Capitol City Comedy Club set for new launch in The Domain this October

After closing its doors in September due in part to economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Capitol City Comedy Club announced Feb. 10 it will reopen later this year.


Dutch Bros Coffee to open Pflugerville location

Dutch Bros Coffee will open a location in Stone Hill Town Center at 18800 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville. The drive-thru coffee shop’s menu offers cold brews, Americanos, specialty espresso drinks, teas, smoothies and pastries, among others.

Round Rock

Round Rock Express officially accepted as Texas Rangers' new Triple-A affiliate

The Round Rock Express is now officially the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, according to a news release issued Feb. 9. The 10-year agreement runs through the 2030 season.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Faces in the Dark Tattoo in Kyle features top-tier artists for portrait-level work

Owners Tye Harris and Becka Grant opened Faces in the Dark Tattoo in Kyle in 2016.

Jack Flagler, Sally Grace Holtgrieve, Olivia Aldridge, Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Lauren Canterberry, Iain Oldman, Kelsey Thompson and Brian Rash contributed to this report.


Austin government, nonprofit and business leaders recently participated in a weeks-long summit centered on unsheltered homelessness in the city. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plan to house 3,000 homeless individuals in Austin in the next three years would cost $515 million

The plan Austin City Council members discussed April 20 emerged from a weekslong community-wide summit on homelessness.

Photo of Zilker Park
Travis County establishes Civilian Conservation Corps to tackle climate, environmental projects

The program will create opportunities for residents to work on projects including wildfire prevention, solar energy promotion and park cleanups.

Residents march to the Texas Capitol in protests after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin leaders react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

At an in-person information session at the Austin Community College Pinnacle campus April 17, Colorado River Constructors spokesperson Laurie Simmons said the campus is the company’s preferred choice for a batch concrete plant. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
'No toxic batch plant': Southwest Austin residents protest proposed Pinnacle site for Oak Hill Parkway concrete production

Colorado River Constructors officials said the ACC Pinnacle site would be the safest and least impactful to local residents.

Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard speaks to reporters March 13 at the Delco Actiity Center in Northeast Austin. Residents can walk up to the Delco Center on April 22 and 23 and receive vaccines without an appointment. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Public Health will accept walk-up vaccinations at the Delco Activity Center starting April 22

APH will also leave its registration portal open throughout most of the week.

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 500 votes in first day of early voting

Education-related election items in Hays County include $443.5 million in bonds as well as city council positions, school board seats and municipal utility district directors.

Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 8,000 Travis County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting for the county's May 1 election began April 19 and will run through April 27.

The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin vaccine updates: Demand slows as state begins marketing push

Appointments are beginning to go unfilled, and local health officials say demand has caught up to supply. All adults in the U.S. are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

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Photo of two performers on an outdoor SXSW stage
South by Southwest sells ownership stake in company to Rolling Stone owner Penske Media Corp.

SXSW leadership called the sale a "lifeline" for the conference and festivals.

The Southwest Austin median home price topped $500,000 for the first time in March. (Nicholas Cicale/Community impact Newspaper)
SW Austin median home price reaches $530,000 in March, up 32.8% from last year

The median home price topped $500,000 for the first time in March.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.