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Kyle, Buda residents explore new entertainment options

Amid rapid growth and in the wake of city elections loosening restrictions on alcoholic drink sales, numerous bars, restaurants and entertainment venues have cropped up in Kyle and Buda in the past two years.

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County receives La Cima update

On Dec. 16 the Hays County Commissioners Court held a moment of silence in honor of Chuck Perry, the lead developer on the proposed La Cima neighborhood, before receiving an update from Bill Ward, another developer involved in the project. more »

Dec 18, 2014 3:35 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

San Marcos CISD bond projects come in $1.3 million over budget

On Dec. 15 the San Marcos CISD board of trustees approved transferring nearly $1.3 million from the district’s fund balance to cover various bond projects that came in over budget. more »

Dec 16, 2014 3:01 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD applying to start early college high school

Hays CISD could introduce an early college high school as soon as the beginning of the 2015–16 school year, district officials said. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:00 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Downtown San Marcos brewpub construction could begin in January

A restaurant and brewery could come to downtown San Marcos after receiving a permit from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 9. more »

Dec 12, 2014 10:55 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Study ranks San Marcos 8th-cheapest for holiday shopping

San Marcos is the eighth-most affordable city in the U.S. in which to shop during the holiday season, according to NerdWallet.com, a personal finance website. more »

Dec 11, 2014 1:50 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

On Dec. 9, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a developer's request for an additional two stories to be added to a proposed mixed-use development that was already planned for 13 stories. Here is the building's view from the intersection of Hopkins and Edward Gary Street in downtown San Marcos.

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San Marcos P&Z recommends approval of 15-story building

On Dec. 9, San Marcos P&Z recommended approval of a developer’s request for an additional two stories on a building that was already planned to feature 13 stories at the corner of Concho and LBJ Drive in downtown San Marcos. more »

Dec 10, 2014 1:07 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 2 Comments

Project Connect, I-35 projects approved for inclusion in CAMPO’s draft 2040 plan

The Central Texas region’s transportation planning organization approved including a list of public transit and road projects, including in Project Connect and on I-35, in the draft 2040 long-range plan. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:48 AM Northwest Austin

Hays Co. commissioners vote against forming water group

For now, Hays County is on its own in trying to solve what county commissioners call “the water problem.” more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

New Kyle city manager to begin Jan. 5

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Scott Sellers. On Nov. 18 the Kilgore city manager was chosen to run the city of Kyle, and on Nov. 22 his wife gave birth to their seventh child, he said. more »

Dec 4, 2014 4:14 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos battles flooding, other issues in construction areas

Rain events Nov. 21–22 caused flooding and sedimentation in construction areas throughout San Marcos, including North LBJ Drive and downtown. more »

Dec 4, 2014 11:17 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos eyeing economic development program

San Marcos City Council said it wants to look at how economic development in the city is handled, and its members hope a three-person subcommittee can do just that. more »

Dec 3, 2014 12:11 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The Aquarena Springs Drive overpass will include four lanes  as well as four lanes of access roads on either side of the overpass. The project will also incorporate innovative design, landscaping and lighting, city officials said.

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Aquarena Springs project to begin in May

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin a $20.73 million construction project on Aquarena Springs Drive in May that officials hope will improve mobility, safety and the aesthetics of the area. more »

Dec 2, 2014 1:39 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 6 Comments

Buda City Council to take next steps after bond passage

Two weeks after the city passed $55 million in bond propositions, city leaders in Buda discussed the next steps at a City Council meeting Nov. 18. more »

Nov 26, 2014 9:29 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Improvements coming to Sessom Drive

Improvements to Sessom Drive are scheduled to kick off in fall 2015, according to a presentation given to San Marcos City Council on Nov. 18. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:56 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle City Council selects new city manager

Kyle City Council unanimously chose Kilgore City Manager Scott Sellers to become its next city manager on Nov. 18. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:42 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

Officials say Bunton Creek Road construction could begin by fall 2015

Of the five roads set for improvements under a $36 million bond approved in May 2013, city leaders in Kyle agree that Bunton Creek Road is in the worst shape. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

County still on mend from 2013 floods

Hays County is still grappling with the after-effects of a major flood that led to a presidential disaster declaration and left 23 county residences with significant damage. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Engineer: Bonita Vista reconstruction ahead of schedule

Work on repairing four streets in Buda’s Bonita Vista neighborhood began two months ago and is nearly halfway complete, the project engineer said Nov. 12 at a City Council meeting. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:06 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Texas State named a top school for veterans

​On Nov. 10, Texas State University was named one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the nation by the Military Times. more »

Nov 12, 2014 9:19 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

East Buffet

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Triple Crown

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By the Numbers: The Hays County Food Bank

Education Focus

Learn about San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD here

Higher Ed Focus

Information about Central Texas' universities and colleges

Bucket List Guide

Brandy Cichon

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

Brandy Cichon

Changes are coming to I-35

The switch from TAKS to STAAR

Brandy Cichon

Swimming Hole Guide

Brandy Cohen

Looking for relief from the heat?

Coffee With Impact

Photo by Peter McCrady

Hugh Forrest, South by Southwest Interactive Conference director

FM 1626 Widening

Brandy Cohen

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

Volunteer Guide

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

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