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Hays County dreaming big for FM 150

Hays County commissioners are pretty sure of one thing: Changes will need to be made to FM 150 if it is to accommodate the increased traffic expected to come as a result of Hays County’s rapid growth.

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Improvements coming to Sessom Drive

Improvements to Sessom Drive is 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

Buda City Council candidate may request recount

One Buda City Council race was decided by six votes on Nov. 4, but the possibility of a recount remained up in the air as of Nov. 11. more »

Nov 11, 2014 1:43 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

On Nov. 5, San Marcos City Council completed the purchase of the 89.7-acre Barker Tract B2. The tract currently contains a windmill, a house and an easement for a small road.

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City Council approves parkland purchase

​On Nov. 5, San Marcos City Council voted to purchase 89.7 acres near Purgatory Creek Natural Area for $1,295,500. more »

Nov 6, 2014 2:52 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Kyle businesses could get later hours for drink sales

Two years after a referendum loosened liquor sales in the city, Kyle City Council is on its way to extending the hours that night clubs, restaurants and similar businesses can sell alcohol. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:01 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos event showcases region's tech, manufacturing sectors

One of the keys to Central Texas' future is the region's burgeoning tech industry. That was the refrain from the 2nd Annual Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit on Nov. 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. more »

Nov 5, 2014 4:25 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Voters approve state Proposition 1

According to unofficial results, Texas constitutional amendment proposition 1 passed, as the measure received 3,192,488 votes of approval, or 79.78 percent, with 8,378 of 8,453 precincts reporting. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:16 PM Vote 2014

Incumbents narrowly edge out Buda City Council challengers

Buda City Council incumbents both squeezed out narrow victories, as Eileen Altmiller and Bobby Lane beat their respective challengers—with Lane edging out restaurateur Greg Henry by six votes, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 8:28 PM Vote Central Texas

Guerrero, Thomaides, Hughson take San Marcos City Council seats

According to unofficial results, Daniel Guerrero, John Thomaides and Jane Hughson have won their respective San Marcos City Council races. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:55 PM Vote Central Texas 1 Comments

Contract for SH 45 SW engineering design services approved

Design of the contentious SH 45 SW project in southern Travis County and northern Hays County could be underway in 2015 once the project receives environmental clearance. more »

Nov 3, 2014 12:58 PM Southwest Austin

Cotton Center is a proposed development featuring a mix of residential, industrial and commercial space. The development is east of the San Marcos Regional Airport and north of the city of Martindale.

Brandy Cohen

San Marcos P&Z recommends MUD approval

At a meeting Oct. 28 the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval of a development agreement for a proposed municipal utility district on 2,358 acres east of the San Marcos Regional Airport and north of the city of Martindale. more »

Oct 31, 2014 11:08 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

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 11:47 AM 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 3:18 PM , 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 10:54 AM 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 3:49 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

San Marcos BBQ

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Pinballz Kingdom

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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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