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Craft brewery business pours into Hays County

The growth of the craft beer industry has been seeping into Texas for some time now, and Hays County is beginning to experience the trend firsthand.

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Engineering set to begin on Kyle roads

In March, Kyle City Council approved engineering contracts for the five roads included in last year’s $36 million road bond election, and design work is expected to begin later this year. more »

Apr 15, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda City Council mulls proposing bond

Buda could look to its taxpayers this fall for support in getting its plans to improve infrastructure, drainage systems, downtown and other facilities off the ground. more »

Apr 16, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Wiener dogs compete at last year’s races. This year’s event takes place April 26–27 at Buda City Park.

Courtesy Buda Lions Club

Buda Wiener Dog Races

On April 26 and 27, the top athletes in their field will gather at Buda City Park to compete for recognition at one of the top sporting events of its kind in the world. more »

Apr 16, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County Judge Dr. Bert Cobb (left) and Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis lead an April 14 discussion on a proposal for a regional water board.

Leslee Bassman

Central Texas county commissioners discuss regional water plan

Hays County and Williamson County Commissioners Courts hosted a meeting April 14 with representatives from Travis County and other state and local agencies to discuss the viability of forming a regional utility development corporation. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Proposed location of Headwaters Drafthouse, and proximity to a nearby church, school and senior center.

Brandy Cichon

Proposed San Marcos bar faces opposition

A proposal being brought before the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission on April 22 could bring a new bar to 205 W. Hopkins St. on the site of a lot that has been vacant for more than a decade. more »

Apr 15, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (3 Comments)

Kyle City Council District 2 Q&A

District 2 Councilwoman Becky Selbera faces opposition from Jaime Sanchez in an election that could bring wholesale changes on the dais. more »

Apr 11, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (1 Comments)

Kyle City Council District 4 Q&A

Councilman David Wilson is one of two incumbents on Kyle City Council that faces opposition in the upcoming May election. Should his opponent—Laurie Luttrell—win, she would become the third new face on the seven-member body. more »

Apr 9, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD District 2 Q&A

Current Hays CISD board president Willie Tenorio is being challenged by Kyle resident Miguel Zuniga for the District 2 seat on the board of trustees. more »

Apr 8, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle Mayor Q&A

A former mayor and two former city councilman are in the running to replace outgoing Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson, who opted not to seek re-election after four years in office. more »

Apr 7, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (4 Comments)

Courtesy TxDOT

Retired Marine general chosen as new TxDOT chief

Retired Gen. Joe Weber, a vice president at Texas A&M University, was selected April 4 as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Austin Metro

Hays CISD at-large Q&A

One of two at-large positions on the Hays CISD Board of Trustees is up for grabs, as incumbent Sandra Bryant will face Will McManus and Letty Vasquez-Jones in the upcoming school board elections. more »

Apr 4, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Darren and Mikki Spohn are planning to convert the Dorsett truck stop, which has been abandoned for about eight years into their second entertainment facility. The Spohns are hoping for a summer 2014 opening.

courtesy Darren Spohn

Entertainment facility plans summer 2014 opening in Buda

The Dorsett truck stop near I-35 and Main Street in Buda will be getting a radical makeover soon. Darren and Mikki Spohn, owners of Pinballz Arcade in Austin, are planning to make the building the site of their second entertainment facility. more »

Apr 4, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (2 Comments)

San Marcos CISD District 1 Q&A

Danny Gonzales and Naomi Narvaiz are facing off for the District 1 seat on the San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees. more »

Apr 3, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Ron Paul to speak at Texas State

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul will speak at the Young Americans for Liberty Texas State Convention on April 12 at the JC Kellam Administrative Building on the Texas State University campus. more »

Apr 1, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays CISD trustees eye facilities study contract

With the May 10 election looming for its $59.1 million bond issue, Hays CISD is setting in motion the plan that will guide its future construction projects. more »

Mar 27, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Kyle mayor delivers final state of city address

Winding down her final months as mayor of Kyle, Lucy Johnson gave an address at Tuesday’s Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon that focused on the area’s population boom and what the city is doing to meet the challenges such growth brings. more »

Mar 26, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos P&Z votes on height warrant requests

San Marcos is growing up too quickly, some residents have said since a recent decision by the Planning and Zoning Commission to allow a nine-story mixed-use development to be built downtown. more »

Mar 26, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (1 Comments)

Hays County Commissioners postpone decision on water group membership

Hays County could be on its way to joining a regional water coalition that is hoping to bring water to cities and counties in Central Texas. On March 25, Hays County commissioners voted to table the issue in order to allow for further discussion. more »

Mar 25, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County Commissioners vote to fund SH 45 SW

Hays County commissioners voted on March 25 to approve an agreement with Travis County and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to fund design and construction of SH 45 SW, which would connect Mopac with FM 1626 in Hays County. more »

Mar 25, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

CAMPO asks public for input on regional transportation needs

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating regional transportation efforts, is hosting six public meetings to receive feedback about the public’s priorities. more »

Mar 21, 2014 Austin Metro

Program announced to spur small business growth in Buda

The Buda Economic Development Corporation rolled out a program in early March that aims to stimulate small business growth. more »

Mar 21, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos High School principal announces retirement

San Marcos High School Principal Michelle Darling announced on March 21 her plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 school year. more »

Mar 21, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda City Council mulls proposing bond

Buda could look to its taxpayers this fall for support in getting its plans to improve infrastructure, drainage systems, downtown and other facilities off the ground. more »

Mar 20, 2014 San Marcos | Buda | Kyle (2 Comments)

Deli-Cioso

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Dear Run Land and Cattle Co.

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The switch from TAKS to STAAR

Brandy Cichon

Local Election Guide

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San Marcos' Green Waste Pilot Program

Brandy Cohen

How have the first three months of San Marcos' newest solid waste program gone?

Swimming Hole Guide

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Looking for relief from the heat?

Coffee With Impact

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Hugh Forrest, South by Southwest Interactive Conference director

Transportation Update

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

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