New Braunfels
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New Braunfels Municipal Court to close temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

After two employees tested positive for COVID-19, the New Braunfels Municipal Court announced it will be temporarily closed until Oct. 28.


Georgetown

Saint John's United Methodist Church in Georgetown traces roots to 1800s Swedish settlers

The recent irrigation, floor stabilization, foundation restructuring and other improvements were largely funded by grants from the state and city.



Cedar Park | Leander

Baseball, softball players of all levels improving their game at 180 Performance Center in Leander

At 180, 6-year-olds and Major-League Baseball players alike partake in long-term development plans and instruction; take group and individual pitching, hitting, catching and infield lessons; and are granted access to technology used in the MLB.


Cedar Park | Leander

Round Rock Donuts to build bakery in Cedar Park

The pending permit request is for a 6,000-square-foot bakery.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

After lengthy search, San Marcos announces new police chief

After a lengthy search that resulted in two remaining candidates out of several dozen by the end of September, the city of San Marcos selected Stan Standridge as the new chief of the San Marcos Police Department.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

3 upcoming development projects to look out for in Kyle

During the Oct. 20 Kyle City Council meeting, officials approved two new land rezonings and postponed a third, though a city representative said that all three will likely be revisited by the next council meeting, Nov. 4.



Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

As wildfires burn in the western United States, South Austin neighborhoods, firefighters work to reduce local risks

This fall, firefighters—including from the Austin, Oak Hill and North Hays County fire departments—have traveled to California to help with the state's ongoing fire season.


Central Austin

Treaty Oak Distilling to expand to second property and more Central Texas business, community news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ISD parents voice concern over COVID-19 cases linked to middle school football

Parents say several Sycamore Springs middle school football players tested positive for the coronavirus, but overall case counts remain low.




Lake Travis | Westlake

Eanes ISD calls for suspension of STAAR testing for 2020-21 school year

Eanes ISD officials are urging Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency to suspend the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, test for the 2020-21 school year.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Sun rooms, cafe, dog park: What's planned for upcoming Pflugerville assisted-living site

The assisted-living and memory care facility will include 66 studio and one- and two-bedroom units, as well as 24 memory care units overseen by a 24-hour staff.


Cedar Park | Leander

Chicken wing, daiquiri restaurant coming to Leander in 2021

The Thirsty Chicken will open in January with outdoor seating, karaoke nights, music and a dance floor.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

South Austin business news: New cafe and hotel come to Music Lane, Chisos Boots opens showroom and more

Two Hands, a New York City-based cafe, and Hotel Magdalena, an 89-room hotel with a restaurant helmed by a chef with experience at Launderette and Fres'a Chicken al Carbon, are new arrivals to the South Congress Avenue-area development.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Texas Western Wearhouse folds, will close five locations permanently

Texas Western Wearhouse is liquidating its inventory at a steep discount and will close its San Marcos, San Antonio and Lytle locations.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Frios Gourmet Pops brings artisan popsicles to Pflugerville, and 4 other business updates to know

The mobile business offers more than 60 flavors of gourmet popsicles and will travel throughout the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto region.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Under construction Greyrock Ridge senior community could see first residents in January

ArborView is a 62+ active-living community that will have 151 total units at build-out.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

City of Buda updates 2020 holiday activities in response to pandemic

Several holiday events are slated for November and December throughout the city of Buda, including the Festival of Trees, a virtual tree lighting and a Santa Neighborhood Drive.



San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda's transportation master plan seeks to improve city's overall mobility

Buda officials have delayed approval of a massive comprehensive transportation plan that will seek to bring the city's mobility in line with its skyrocketing population and development growth, but that delay will likely be short-lived.


Cedar Park | Leander

Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe offers high-quality, affordable meals in Cedar Park

Owner Alaa Bataineh said his precise spice mixtures, along with the use of fresh ingredients, are what make the dishes so great.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Windy Hill Road expansion in Kyle moves forward with $2.48 million contract

After reviewing eight bids to widen Windy Hill Road in the city of Kyle, officials accepted the bid from Smith Contracting Co. Inc. at a cost of $2.48 million.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Charts: Active Hays County COVID-19 cases down with 7 deaths in 7 days

Here is the latest coronavirus information from Hays County for the last seven days.



Cedar Park | Leander

Local business brings Alaskan fish to Central Texas markets

Fish from Savory Alaska taste like the ocean, the owners said, and lack the “fishy” taste that customers often avoid.


Georgetown

VOTE ON THE WEEKENDS: Here is everything you need to know about voting early in Williamson County

Don't forget: You can still cast your ballot on the weekends.