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Buda locks down controversial water source

Buda locks down controversial water source

Trinity Aquifer rounds out city’s future supply, but effect on western neighbors looms large

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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

Real estate group plans to redevelop San Marcos' Springtown center

Endeavor Real Estate Group, an Austin-based real estate firm, will present San Marcos City Council with a preliminary plan to develop the Springtown shopping center on Feb. 27. more »

Feb 26, 2015 4:45 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The Yarrington Road bridge on I-35

Brett Thorne

I-35 closures expected near Yarrington Road

As part of an ongoing project to widen the Yarrington Road bridge that spans I-35 between San Marcos and Kyle, construction crews will close all southbound lanes of traffic between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Feb. 26 and the morning of Feb. 27. more »

Feb 26, 2015 3:33 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

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 closer to construction

SH 45 SW, the long-anticipated and controversial roadway linking Loop 1 in Southwest Austin to FM 1626 in Hays County, inched closer to construction in late January. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 1 Comments

Kyle P&Z OKs mid-rise buildings in retail areas

Taller buildings may soon adorn the Kyle landscape. more »

Feb 25, 2015 2:07 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos adjusts regulations for swimming pools, car washing

It may soon be easier to fill swimming pools and wash cars at home in San Marcos after City Council requested adjustments to the city’s existing drought ordinance. more »

Feb 24, 2015 4:34 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Buda City Council signals support for low-income housing development

A low-income housing development is in the works in Buda, and it will receive financial support from the city. more »

Feb 23, 2015 11:58 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Templeton Demographics

New SMCISD boundaries proposed

At their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 16, the San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees received a presentation on possible rezoning of school boundaries. more »

Feb 20, 2015 3:31 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Tesla has charging stations located throughout Texas, including this one at the San Marcos Outlets. New legislation in the Texas House and Senate would allow the company to sell its cars directly to Texas consumers.

Brett Thorne

Texas legislators file bill opening door for Tesla sales in Texas

If a group of state representatives and senators get their way, Texans may soon be able to buy Tesla vehicles and other new automobiles directly from manufacturers. more »

Feb 20, 2015 3:05 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Construction coming to Aquarena Springs

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

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

San Marcos to consider relaxed water restrictions

Citizens Utility Advisory Board recommends eased rules for watering and car washing more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Construction crews have been working at the site of future apartment complex Carrington Oaks since July. Project developer Kurt Goll, with JCI Residential, said he expects the first tenants to begin leases in April.

Photo by JJ Velasquez

Official: Buda mixed-use development should promote commercial growth

A Main Street development under construction in Buda should prime the area for future retail and commercial growth, the city’s planning director said. more »

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

Young sport casts spell on athletes

When the athletes take the field for the 2015 U.S. Quidditch Southwest Regional Championship on Feb. 21–22 in San Marcos, they will do so with brooms in hand and eyes set on advancing to the Quidditch World Cup in South Carolina this April. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos reduces GSMP funding, bolsters in-house economic development

San Marcos will diversify its economic development strategy after a Feb. 17 vote to reduce funding to the Greater San Marcos Partnership, the entity that has handled economic development for the city and other areas of Hays and Caldwell counties. more »

Feb 18, 2015 6:23 PM 3 Comments

Buda City Council adopts resolution for groundwater control, adds caveats

Buda City Council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 17 to protect unregulated groundwater in Texas—but not in a way that unduly affects the city’s own water supply. more »

Feb 18, 2015 2:58 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Cyrier wins HD 17 seat

According to unofficial results, John Cyrier will be the next House District 17 representative after defeating Brent Golemon in a runoff for the seat. HD 17 includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes and Lee counties. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:26 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD trustees considering $1.4M in pay adjustments

Hays CISD trustees could spend $1.4 million in the 2015–16 budget to correct inequities in its pay structures should the board implement the recommendations of a Texas education group's study. more »

Feb 17, 2015 3:48 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos CISD moves toward streaming, broadcasting meetings

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees decided on Feb. 16 that they are ready for lights and cameras. more »

Feb 17, 2015 1:43 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The city of San Marcos is hoping to continue growing its single-family residential offerings.

Brandy Cohen

Single-family construction on the rise in San Marcos

The city of San Marcos permitted 278 single family homes in 2014, and while that number lags behind neighboring cities, the city’s planning staff said they are encouraged because that number has been increasing each year since 2010. more »

Feb 12, 2015 11:54 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Sweet Cakes 4 U

Photos by Brett Thorne

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Firehouse Animal Health Center

Photo by JJ Velasquez

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At the Capitol

News from the 84th Texas Legislature

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

2014-15 Healthcare Directory

Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda.

Central Texas Barbecue Guide

Brandy Cichon

A look at the pitmasters and meat purveyors of Central Texas

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

San Marcos River Guide

Volunteer Guide

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

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