Farmers market returning to Sunset Valley in new location; local animal hospital expands and more South Austin business news

South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)
South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)

South Park Animal Hospital celebrates 10 years serving the community in April. (Courtesy South Park Animal Hospital)

Here is the latest business news from Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.

After relocating temporarily to downtown Austin in March, the Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers Market in Sunset Valley will return to South Austin in a new location beginning April 3. The market will be held at the Sunset Valley Elementary School parking lot at 3000 Jones Road, Sunset Valley, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Previously held at the Toney Burger Activity Center, the market’s venue has changed while the center is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Owners Cindy and Chuck Voelter are taking appointments for VanAddict, a company that builds and designs custom vans. Located at 3994 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. F, Dripping Springs, the business opened March 1 and specializes in converting sprinter vans into vehicles for recreation and business uses. 512-775-7805.

South Park Animal Hospital, located at 615 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 121, Austin, celebrates 10 years serving the community and pets in April. Marketing Director Leigh Kring said the medical team works to provide low-stress veterinary amenities to pets and recently expanded its footprint to give cats and dogs each their own hospital wings. 512-386-1065.

Cabana Clean, located at 100 Commons Road, Ste. 11, Dripping Springs, on April 1 expanded its services to Buda, Kyle and San Marcos. Services offered include a high-quality single-service, weekly, biweekly or monthly residential cleaning. As part of the expansion, Cabana Clean is offering a deal through which the first 20 new customers in any city will receive 20% off their first four cleanings. Specific pricing is available on the company's website. 512-534-9011.

Acuherbia Acupuncture opened a clinic at 7900 FM 1826, Bldg. 2, Ste. 100, Austin, in February. Owned by acupuncturist Ann Huynh, the practice is her second in the Austin area and offers treatments for pelvic floor pain, skin disorders, women’s health issues, digestive disorders and pain management, according to the business. Huynh has worked in the Austin area for more than 13 years. 512-731-3363.

Palm Beach Tan has relocated one if its Austin storefronts to 4404 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. F 320, Austin. Previously located nearby at 5900 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. 430, Austin, the tanning salon offers spray tans, sunbed tans and skin care products. 512-358-0826.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


The regional blood bank appealed for further donations in the wake of the June 12 shooting in downtown Austin. (Courtesy We Are Blood)
We Are Blood appeals for blood donations following weekend shooting in downtown Austin

The Central Texas nonprofit also said its blood supply remains depleted due to decreased donations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tesla teams up with Austin Community College for manufacturing training and hiring program

The Tesla START program will hire and train ACC students to work with robotics and other advanced manufacturing equipment.

Austin City Council's Housing and Planning Committee met virtually June 15. (Screenshot via City of Austin)
Austin City Council members, city Realtors talk housing market increases and affordability

The median sale price of Austin homes surged past $500,000 through the first five months of 2021.

Izzy is one of the 20 dogs in need of an emergency foster home. (Courtesy Austin Pets Alive)
Austin Pets Alive seeks emergency foster homes for dogs recovering from distemper

The Bastrop County Animal Shelter and Austin Pets Alive are seeking homes within the next 48 hours for 20 dogs facing euthanasia.

Community groups painted "Black Austin Matters" along three blocks of Congress Avenue in 2020. Juneteenth, an official city of Austin holiday as of 2020, commemorates the day Black residents of Texas found out they were free from slavery in 1865. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Juneteenth in Austin: Parade and fireworks information, other community events, city closures

The holiday commemorates the day Black enslaved residents of Texas were told they were free in Galveston in 1865.

The mid-June East Sixth Street shooting has prompted responses from city police, EMS and government officials. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sixth Street fatal shooting leads to renewed discussions of public safety staffing, gun violence prevention in Austin

Increased police staffing, improved EMS availability, and state or federal action on gun violence prevention are among the proposals floated in the wake of the weekend shooting.

Plans to move forward with the design of a new Travis County women's jail have been postponed indefinitely. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County pauses plans to build new women's jail

Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone any design or construction of new jail facilities for at least a year while staff re-evaluate the Travis County correctional system's needs.

Joseph Chacon, interim chief of the Austin Police Department, gives an update on Austin's recent move into the second phase of Proposition B camping ban enforcement June 15 alongside Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Grey and City Manager Spencer Cronk. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Proposition B enforcement shifts from education to warnings

Austin officials on June 15 provided an update on enforcement and outreach work by city staff and the Austin Police Department with the second phase of Proposition B camping ban enforcement now underway.

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Williamson County did not hold a vote to file a lawsuit against the city of Austin over the contentious Candlewood Suites property in Northwest Austin.

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50% of Travis County residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Travis County has reached a milestone in COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.