San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Study raises questions regarding San Marcos’ economic outlook

Study raises questions regarding San Marcos’ economic outlook

Meyli Campuzano relocated to San Marcos from Austin with her family five years ago. The decision to relocate has proven to be a good one, she said.

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The city of San Marcos is considering creation of a plan that would add aesthetic lighting to bridges throughout the city. The above bridge, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, features LED lighting.

Ray Steup, courtesy Illumination Arts

San Marcos declines plan to give area bridges a facelift

At its meeting Jan. 21, the city of San Marcos discussed creation of an aesthetic lighting master plan, which would add creative illumination to bridges in different areas of the city. more »

Jan 22, 2015 11:58 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda City Council OKs controversial water contract

Despite concerns over the sustainability and potential environmental effect of pumping water from an unregulated well field in western Hays County, Buda City Council moved in on a new water source at a Jan. 20 meeting. more »

Jan 21, 2015 5:09 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Eldon Rude, principal at 360° Real Estate Analytics, delivers the 2015 housing forecast during the Jan. 20 housing forecast hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin at the Renaissance Austin hotel in the Arboretum.

Amy Denney

Experts: Austin-area home prices still rising but slowdown could be on horizon

Housing experts have said they expect Austin-area home prices to continue increasing in 2015. But one consulting firm predicted that increase could decelerate by 2018 during a housing market slowdown. more »

Jan 21, 2015 2:17 PM Northwest Austin

San Marcos starts work on Uber, Lyft regulations

​Residents of San Marcos may have new transportation options in the coming months. more »

Jan 21, 2015 1:26 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Prognosis: Kyle medical space due for more growth in 2015

Buda resident Daniel Busby sat in an Austin Cancer Centers examination room in early January after shedding more than 30 pounds during the course of his treatment for Stage 4 cancer. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Austin Community College board of trustees on Jan. 20 held its first meeting of 2015. New trustee Gigi Edwards Bryant was sworn into office by state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin.

Joe Lanane

ACC board sets parameters for bond oversight advisory committee

​A 13-member citizen committee will oversee how Austin Community College spends nearly $386 million in bond money approved by district voters last November. more »

Jan 21, 2015 8:56 AM Central Austin

Town hall meeting provides open dialogue for Kyle residents, police

Kyle citizens and the city’s police department held on Jan. 19 a town hall meeting to promote good relations between law enforcement officials and the citizens. more »

Jan 20, 2015 5:03 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos to consider Uber, Lyft regulations

Potential regulations that would allow ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city of San Marcos will be on the agenda for City Council's Jan. 20 meeting. more »

Jan 16, 2015 9:52 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda moves forward with mass transit interest

Buda has expressed interest to Capital Metro in bringing mass transit service to the city. more »

Jan 15, 2015 11:57 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 1 Comments

Hays County proposing $21 million fix for I-35 through San Marcos

​Hays County hosted an open house Jan. 13 to allow residents to view plans for potential improvements to Posey Road and nearby portions of I-35. more »

Jan 14, 2015 4:27 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

The Citizen's Utility Advisory Board has recommended the city of San Marcos ease some restrictions on water usage during the current stage 3 drought level.

Brandy Cohen

San Marcos advisory board recommends water rate adjustments

​The city of San Marcos held a workshop Jan. 12 to discuss the city’s water outlook and potential rate changes for customers of the city’s water system. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:57 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Bill banning e-cig sales to minors filed

State Rep. Jason Isaac, R- was joined by members of the Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council on Jan. 12 as he filed a bill that Kyle-area high school students helped inspire. more »

Jan 12, 2015 5:55 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Legislative preview: San Marcos prepares lege priorities

The 114th United States Congress will convene Jan. 3, and the city of San Marcos is hoping to spur action on a variety of topics, including early childhood education, environmental protections for the San Marcos River and other topics. more »

Dec 22, 2014 10:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Cyrier, Golemon headed to HD 17 runoff

​John Cyrier and Brent Golemon will face off in a runoff election after none of the five candidates in the Jan. 6 special election to fill the vacant House District 17 seat received at least a 50-percent majority of votes. more »

Jan 12, 2015 9:09 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

On Dec. 9, the San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a developer's request for an additional two stories to be added to a proposed mixed-use development that was already planned for 13 stories. Here is the building's view from the intersection of Hopkins and Edward Gary Street in downtown San Marcos.

ETR Development Consulting

San Marcos City Council rejects 15-story building proposal

​A proposal to add two additional stories to a planned 13-story mixed use development in downtown San Marcos received only three votes at City Council’s Jan. 6 meeting, one shy of approval. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:22 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 3 Comments

Buda lands Main Street property for new facilities

Buda City Hall will have a new address, and so will the city’s public library and police department. more »

Jan 7, 2015 11:34 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 2 Comments

House District 17 voters to return to polls

Gov. Rick Perry has set a special election for Jan. 6 for voters to elect a new representative for state House District 17, which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes and Lee counties. more »

Dec 23, 2014 11:13 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos group launches nonprofit

A group of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services employees are launching a nonprofit group aimed at bolstering protection of the San Marcos River and its ecosystem. more »

Jan 2, 2015 2:36 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Buda close to acquiring land for new city facilities

The city of Buda appears to have finalized the acquisition of property for its new city hall, public library and police station. more »

Jan 2, 2015 2:33 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Goodnight Middle School exceeds program's academic standards

A San Marcos CISD school will not be eligible for grant funding aimed at improving educational outcomes, and Superintendent Mark Eads could not be happier. more »

Dec 23, 2014 10:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

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

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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