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Brett Thorne

Brett Thorne

Brett joined Community Impact Newspaper as a freelance writer for the San Marcos-Buda-Kyle edition in November 2011, and he began covering Kyle and Buda as a full-time reporter in September 2012. His reporting typically focuses on issues such as roads, schools and businesses.

November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled roads in North Central Texas. more »

Oct 8, 2014 8:00 AM Frisco

Hays County declines water group formation

At their regular meeting Nov. 18, Hays County commissioners considered—and ultimately declined—membership in a new water development corporation that aims to unite Central Texas cities and counties in the pursuit of water projects. more »

Nov 25, 2014 12:28 PM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Improvements coming to Sessom Drive

Improvements to Sessom Drive are 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

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. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

San Marcos BBQ owner Justin Pearson opened his restaurant at 2601 Hunter Road, San Marcos, in January.

Photo by Brett Thorne

San Marcos BBQ

Local pitmaster carries family’s food legacy more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM 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

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.

City of San Marcos

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

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

Doggett takes U.S. House District 35 seat

According to unofficial results, Democrat incumbent Lloyd Doggett appears on his way to winning the race for U.S. House District 35 with 60,027 votes, or 62.48 percent of the total. more »

Nov 4, 2014 8:06 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

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

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: 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

November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled roads in North Central Texas. more »

Oct 22, 2014 8:00 AM , Plano

County hosts open house to discuss FM 150 options

More than 100 Hays County residents and stakeholders attended the FM 150 West Character Plan Open House on Oct. 16. more »

Oct 17, 2014 11:10 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

From the editor — SBK October 2014

During last year’s fall elections, 8,504 Hays County voters went to the polls to cast their votes, according to the Hays County elections office. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled roads in North Central Texas. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM , Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake | Westlake 2 Comments

Leanne and Scott Logan, CEO and chief operating officer of Night Hawk Frozen Foods, respectively, said the focus of their Buda business has been on maintaining high-quality meals.

Photo by Brett Thorne

Night Hawk Frozen Foods

In the 50 years since Night Hawk Frozen Foods began selling frozen dinners, a lot has changed. But Scott Logan, Night Hawk chief operating officer said his company’s meals have not. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Partnership aims to promote cars of tomorrow today

A new partnership involving groups from San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio is looking to encourage adoption of electric and compressed natural gas vehicles in Central Texas in hopes of improving the region’s air quality. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 AM San Marcos | Buda | Kyle 2 Comments