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Partnership aims to promote cars of tomorrow today

A new partnership involving groups from San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio is looking to encourage adoption of electric and compressed natural gas vehicles in Central Texas in hopes of improving the region’s air quality.

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Impact roundup: Kyle bar and music venue to open next year

Colleen and Brad Naumann, Charles Benner and Tamara Noble are set to open Down South Railhouse, 107 E. Center St., Kyle, on Jan. 1. more »

Oct 29, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Impact roundup: Buda liquor store and deli planning March opening

Sisters Debbie and Sherri Mylius and business partner Amy Knight plan to open Proof Liquor & Deli, 3420 B FM 967, Buda, on March 1. more »

Oct 24, 2014 , San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Brett Thorne

Triple Crown to remain at current location

The live music venue at 206 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos, was expected to close its doors and relocate after plans were announced earlier this year for a nine-story mixed-use development to be built on the 200 block of North Edward Gary. more »

Oct 23, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 2 Comments

San Marcos City Council approves water lease to New Braunfels company

San Marcos City Council approved a groundwater lease Oct. 21 that will transfer the rights to 885 acre-feet of Edwards Aquifer water from the city to Martin Marietta Materials, a New Braunfels–based cement manufacturer. more »

Oct 22, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Officials: Kyle development would fill housing niche

A residential developer is hoping to fill a void in the Kyle housing market with a planned 130-acre community on the western edge of the city limits. more »

Oct 22, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Austin Community College is proposing a new four-year nursing program in which the school's past graduates can upgrade their associate's degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. If approved by the state, the new program could begin by 2017.

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ACC seeks to add bachelor's nursing program

Nursing students in Austin Community College's associate degree program may soon be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science in nursing without transferring. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin

County hosts open house to discuss FM 150 options

More than 100 Hays County residents and stakeholders attended the FM 150 West Character Plan Open House on Oct. 16. more »

Oct 17, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Preparing for growth, Buda puts forward $55M bond

Jeff Barton said he remembers visiting his grandparents’ ranch on the outskirts of Buda decades ago when the then-rural community was sparsely populated. more »

Oct 15, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda candidates speak at forum

Ahead of a Nov. 4 city election, candidates for Buda City Council responded to questions at an Oct. 13 political forum at Buda City Hall. more »

Oct 14, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

County planning major east-west corridor through Kyle

Hays County will host an open house at Thurman’s Mansion in Dripping Springs on Oct. 16 to gather feedback on a project that could transform FM 150 between Kyle and Dripping Springs into one of the key transportation corridors in Hays County. more »

Oct 14, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 3 Comments

San Marcos mayor Q&A

Daniel Guerrero is seeking re-election to the mayor’s seat, which he has held since 2010. He is being challenged by Jonathan Sorenson and Patrick Montgomery. more »

Oct 14, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos City Council Place 3 Q&A

John Thomaides is seeking re-election to the seat he was first elected to in 2003. His challenger, Mike Davis, has previously served on the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. more »

Oct 13, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos City Council Place 4 Q&A

Wayne Becak and Jane Hughson are vying for San Marcos City Council Place 4. Early voting for this race and others in the cities of Buda and San Marcos as well as Hays County takes place Oct. 20–Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4. more »

Oct 10, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Impact roundup: Food truck park opens in Buda

Buda's first food truck park is open for business at 4550 FM 967. more »

Oct 8, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Hays County Judge Q&A

Bert Cobb is seeking re-election as Hays County judge after holding the position since 2010. His challenger in the upcoming election is San Marcos resident Abel Velasquez. more »

Oct 8, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda City Council Place 5 Q&A

Place 5 incumbent Eileen Altmiller is vying to continue serving on Buda City Council as she faces engineer Evan Ture in the city's upcoming election. more »

Oct 7, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Burnet County pitches inmate housing services to Hays County

Hays County commissioners heard a presentation from Burnet County representatives on Oct. 7 about potential options for housing Hays’ inmates in Burnet County’s jail. more »

Oct 7, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle, Buda mulling expanded transit services

Capital Metro, a public transportation provider in the Austin metropolitan area, could be growing its presence in Hays County. more »

Oct 7, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Buda City Council Place 6 Q&A

Place 6 incumbent Bobby Lane is Buda’s longest-serving member of City Council. Lane will contend with longtime music booking agent Greg Henry, who opened a restaurant on Buda's Main Street in July, for a chance at another three-year term. more »

Oct 6, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Night Hawk Frozen Foods

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Education Focus

Learn about San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD here

Higher Ed Focus

Information about Central Texas' universities and colleges

Bucket List Guide

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Must-do activities in Central Texas

Real Estate Report

Tips for homebuyers and sellers in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda

2014-15 Healthcare Directory

Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in Round rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Central Texas Barbecue Guide

Brandy Cichon

A look at the pitmasters and meat purveyors of Central Texas

Mobility 35

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Changes are coming to I-35

The switch from TAKS to STAAR

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Local Election Guide

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Swimming Hole Guide

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Looking for relief from the heat?

Coffee With Impact

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Hugh Forrest, South by Southwest Interactive Conference director

FM 1626 Widening

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FM 1626 was built in the 1950s as a winding, two-lane country road. Since then it has become one of the primary alternatives to I-35 for commuters who travel between Hays County and MoPac in Austin.

San Marcos River Guide

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Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

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