Tacos will still be served at 606 N. 12th St., the former Fuzzy’s Tacos location, just by a different establishment.

Torchy’s Tacos, based out of Austin, is going into the Aggieville building sometime in fall 2020, the restaurant confirmed to The Mercury earlier this week.

The Mercury reported Fuzzy’s Taco Shop closed abruptly in April.

City holiday tree

People will see a new tree lit up in Triangle Park this holiday season.

Manhattan’s forestry department planted a 18-foot Colorado blue spruce Nov. 6. It replaces the almost 20-year-old blue spruce that wind blew down in March.

Double Bar Pine of Alta Vista grew the tree, which was transported to Manhattan by a truck-mounted tree spade, according to city officials.

The tree will be featured in the annual Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted parade Dec. 6. Mayor Mike Dodson will light the tree after the parade. The public is invited to the festivities.

City flag

Like the new city flag design? People can take the design and download it to print on T-shirts and other items now. It is licensed through Creative Commons and is free to download, the city announced Wednesday. People can find out more at cityofmhk.com/flag.

The city adopted the flag back in August. It depicts an apple with blue, green and white colors on it.


The Manhattan City Commission recognized November as National American Indian Heritage month in Manhattan during its Nov. 5 legislative session.


The Manhattan City Commission approved the following board appointments during the legislative session earlier this month:

  • Annie Cook, 2824 Oregon Lane, was reappointed to a three-year at-large term on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory committee. Cook’s term begins now and ends Oct. 31, 2022.
  • Jeff Stevenson, 1424 Claflin Road, to a one-year faculty term on the City/University Special Projects Fund committee. His term starts now and ends June 30.
  • Blane Hope, 3044 Conrow Drive, to a three-year at-large term on the Douglass Center Advisory board. Hope’s term begins now and ends Oct. 2, 2022.