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San Marcos job creation efforts get closer look

San Marcos officials have voiced support for diversification of the city’s economic development efforts, but the effect that decision will have on the effort to improve wage levels and job opportunities in the region remains unclear.

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Rocky Gardener, a demographer with Templeton Demographics, attended the March 26 meeting to explain the work his firm has performed for San Marcos CISD. The district is working on creating new boundaries for elementary and middle school attendance zones.

Brett Thorne

San Marcos CISD to vote on new school boundaries March 30

Some San Marcos CISD students may have to switch schools at the start of the 2015-16 school year if a plan to redraw the boundaries for the district’s six elementary schools and two middle schools moves forward. more »

Mar 27, 2015 1:49 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Parents at Hays CISD school call for removal of principal

Parents and former educators at Blanco Vista Elementary School are calling for the school’s principal to be removed from her position. more »

Mar 24, 2015 6:23 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

HCPUA updates Hays County on progress of water project

The first phase of a project that will ultimately bring water from Caldwell and Gonzales counties could be complete by 2017, said Graham Moore, general manager of Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency. more »

Mar 24, 2015 5:37 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Effects of Electro Purification pumping on residential wells, Trinity Aquifer presented

An attorney presented March 24 the results of a hydrological evaluation of wells that could be affected by Electro Purification's proposed pumping from the Trinity Aquifer. more »

Mar 24, 2015 2:08 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 3 Comments

Buda ceases GSMP funding, Dripping Springs commits

​The Buda Economic Development Corporation voted at its March meeting to discontinue its $5,000 annual contribution to the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the organization responsible for economic development in Hays and Caldwell counties. more »

Mar 20, 2015 3:53 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Epic Piping beefs up San Marcos job creation figures

One of San Marcos' biggest jobs announcements in the past decade just got bigger. more »

Mar 19, 2015 2:52 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos City Council postpones GSMP vote

​At their regular meeting March 17, San Marcos City Council decided to postpone a vote that would potentially reduce funding to the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the group responsible for economic development in Hays and Caldwell counties. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:56 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Brewery set for October arrival in Buda

A brewery and taproom could be on its way to Buda. Marc Woffenden plans to open Two Wheel Brewery Co., 535 S. Loop 4, in October if permitting is approved on the 5,000 square-foot project in south Buda. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:21 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda seeking water supply solutions

Avoiding a water shortage remains a topic of conversation for Buda leaders even after signing a contract in January with a Houston-based company that could shore up the city’s supply until 2023. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Public education bills stack up as filing deadline approaches

The deadline to file bills for the 84th Legislature is approaching, and legislators have been filing bills with focus areas including school funding, safety, pre-kindergarten plans and school performance ratings. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:08 PM At the Capitol

2040 plan revenue sources

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CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

San Marcos CISD opened the Bonham Prekindergarten School on Feb. 17.

San Marcos CISD

SMCISD to host dedication for new pre-k campus

San Marcos CISD will host ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremonies for its newest campus on March 12 from 4–6 p.m. more »

Mar 11, 2015 9:45 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle charter school aims for 2016 opening

With the population boom in Hays County continuing, it is time to diversify Kyle’s education options, Jewel Cournoyer and Natasha MacNevin said. more »

Mar 9, 2015 12:59 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Impact Roundup: Kyle Wal-Mart gets opening date

Wal-Mart, 5754 Kyle Parkway, Kyle, will open March 25. The 156,000-square-foot store is the first in Kyle. more »

Mar 6, 2015 2:08 PM , San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Austin Community College's newest campus at the former Highland Mall will open this fall.

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ACC board sorts through bond construction projects

The wheels are already turning on multiple Austin Community College construction projects funded by a successful bond election last November. more »

Mar 6, 2015 10:42 AM Central Austin

If built, the proposed SH 45 SW tollway would connect to 
Loop 1 at its intersection with SH 45 in Southwest Austin.

Photo by Joe Olivieri

SH 45 SW environmental study ends, project "cleared for construction"

​The Texas Department of Transportation has finished its environmental review of SH 45 SW, thereby allowing the project to begin final design and construction. more »

Mar 5, 2015 2:41 PM Southwest Austin 6 Comments

San Marcos approves rental nuisance abatement program

Problematic rental properties in San Marcos will need to clean up their act if they want to keep doing business in the city. more »

Mar 4, 2015 3:45 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle City Council

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City Council roundup: Kyle city attorney resigns

Kyle City Council took action March 3 to accept City Attorney Ken Johnson's resignation, hire outside counsel for litigation and allow mid-rise buildings on a case-by-case basis. more »

Mar 4, 2015 2:16 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The city of San Marcos' comprehensive plan calls for Springtown shopping center to be redeveloped into a dense area featuring mixed uses and many transportation options. Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group has plans to redevelop the 18–acre site, which is mostly vacant.

Brett Thorne

Real estate group presents plan for San Marcos' Springtown center

A shopping center that San Marcos City Council members called one of the prime properties in the city could be getting a massive facelift in the coming months. more »

Feb 27, 2015 2:32 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

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