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Kyle planning for “next level”

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Kyle planning for 'next level'

Despite its reputation as a bedroom community, Kyle could be on the cusp of becoming an economic development hub, said policymakers and private development leaders gathered at a March economic development meeting.

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Lege update: Texas State projects hinge on passage of TRBs

The Texas Legislature is halfway to passage of a tuition revenue bond bill for the first time since 2006. On April 9 representatives in the house approved HB 100, authored by five representatives. more »

Apr 17, 2015 1:05 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

From left: Gavino Romero, Kimberly Leyva Aviles and Audrena Gaitan work at a coloring station in a San Marcos CISD pre-K classroom. The district opened a dedicated pre-K campus in February at 1225 Hwy. 123.

Photo by Brett Thorne

Lege update: Pre-K bills caught in legislature

​A bill filed by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, would provide universal prekindergarten for all four year olds and some three year olds in the state of Texas, if it survives the lawmaking process. more »

Apr 16, 2015 9:17 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Corridor C has been selected for further study in the possible realignment of FM 150. The road would be rerouted away from downtown Kyle beginning with Arroyo Ranch Road to the north and connecting to Yarrington Road's intersection with I-35 to the south.

Hays County, K Friese & Associates

County selects corridor for potential FM 150 realignment

After looking at four options, Hays County has selected a corridor through which to potentially reroute the portion of FM 150 that currently goes through downtown Kyle and connects to I-35. more »

Apr 15, 2015 1:14 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos drought teaser

Tiffany Knudtson, Brandy Cohen

San Marcos watching water well level as summer nears

Recent rains have bolstered the water supply in Central Texas, but city of San Marcos staff and local water experts warn that another dry summer could lead to stringent water usage restrictions. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle City Council District 5 Q&A

Three candidates are in the running to replace outgoing Kyle City Councilwoman Samantha Bellows-LeMense, who decided not to seek a second term. more »

Apr 14, 2015 11:15 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Sophia Downing, SMCISD at-large candidate

Brett Thorne

San Marcos CISD at-large Q&A

Voters in San Marcos CISD will choose among Sophia Downing, Adam Gonzalez, Anne Halsey, Toby Hooper, John McGlothlin and Mike Occhialini for two at-large positions on the board of trustees in the district's May 9 election. more »

Apr 13, 2015 4:13 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle City Council District 6 Q&A

Voters in Kyle’s District 6 will vote May 9 on which of three candidates will serve that area on Kyle City Council for the next three years. Candidates Dex Ellison and Daphne Tenorio are incumbent Tammy Swaton’s two challengers in the race. more »

Apr 10, 2015 11:16 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Juan Miguel Arredondo, SMCISD board of trustees District 1 candidate

Brett Thorne

San Marcos CISD District 1 Q&A

Voters in San Marcos CISD's District 1 will choose between Miguel Arredondo and Danny Gonzales in the district's May 9 election. Get to know the candidates more here. more »

Apr 9, 2015 8:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda to issue first $10M of 2014 bond in May

The city of Buda is set to issue nearly $10 million in May as it enters the first phase of its 2014 bond implementation program. more »

Apr 8, 2015 11:36 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos opens door for Uber, Lyft to operate in the city

San Marcos City Council voted April 7 to allow transportation networking companies, or TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft, to operate legally in the city. more »

Apr 8, 2015 10:30 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD principal steps down after calls for her removal

After claims a Hays CISD principal created a hostile work environment, ignored Hispanic cultural events and veered away from dual-language instruction, the administrator announced her resignation April 2. more »

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

By JJ Velasquez

Kyle's iconic water tower may be replaced

The water tower that sits just north of Center Street is one of Kyle’s well-known landmarks. But the iconic structure could be due for significant repairs and might need to be replaced, city officials said during a March 28 budget workshop. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:34 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees approved new boundaries for the district's six elementary schools on March 30. In the above map of the new boundaries, Bowie Elementary School is represented in light green. Crockett Elementary School is represented in purple. De Zavala Elementary School is represented in red. Hernandez Elementary School is represented in blue. Mendez Elementary School is represented in yellow. Travis Elementary School is represented in the darker shade of green.

San Marcos CISD

San Marcos CISD approves new school boundaries

​The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved new attendance zones for the district’s six elementary schools and two middle schools. more »

Mar 31, 2015 10:39 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Hays CISD trustees to consider maximum cost of new middle school

Nearly a year after passing a $59 million bond package, Hays CISD is getting the bond's most expensive project off the ground. more »

Mar 30, 2015 1:46 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees approved new boundaries for the district's six elementary schools on March 30. In the above map of the new boundaries, Bowie Elementary School is represented in light green. Crockett Elementary School is represented in purple. De Zavala Elementary School is represented in red. Hernandez Elementary School is represented in blue. Mendez Elementary School is represented in yellow. Travis Elementary School is represented in the darker shade of green.

San Marcos CISD

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

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

Pie Society

Photo by Brett Thorne

Entrepreneurs put new spin on an old classic, plan next venture

Cross Plants and Produce

Kyle nursery and all-natural grocery store aims to expand services after first-year success

Transportation Updates

Learn more about local road projects here

At the Capitol

News and updates 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

Summer Camp Guide

Find the perfect opportunity for your camper this summer

Local Election Guide

Learn more about the candidates in the May 9 election

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