As Buda and Kyle continue to grow rapidly in Hays County, more and more businesses are planting roots there. The below list details a smattering of those that are new to the area or coming soon as of June.


A new 7-Eleven convenience store opened May 22 at 1309-A Main St., Buda. The convenience store franchise offers a variety of food and drink items that include beer and wine, healthy options, sandwiches, Slurpees, candy and pizza, as well as gas. 737-999-4852.

Big Rob's Burgers began serving customers May 5 in The Bread Basket convenience store at 1290 Bebee Road, Kyle. The shop sells quarter pound burgers served on Hawaiian buns, and popular appetizers include the fried pickles and fried mushrooms. The new shop has a more limited menu than the original location at 130 Kirkham Circle, Kyle, but offers a new breakfast menu with tacos, french toast and biscuits with sausage gravy. The business began in 2014 as a food truck in Martindale before moving into its first brick and mortar location in 2016. Another Big Rob's Burgers at 905 N. Old Hwy 81, Kyle, closed in late November. 737-414-7000.

Boss Orthodontics, located at 844 Kohlers Crossing, Ste. 220, Kyle, held its grand opening event June 11. The orthodontia practice offers braces, retainers, Invisalign and other services that are done in-house. Boss Orthodontics also helps patients with therapy for TMJ, a joint disorder that affects the lower jaw. 512-549-4405.

State Farm Insurance opened a new office June 1 at 1300 Dacy Lane, Ste. 160, Kyle. State Farm agent Jesse Thomas brings multiple years of experience to the location, and will offer a wide variety of insurance plans, which include auto, home, renters and life insurance. 737-404-5038.


Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ announced May 10 that it will relocate its food trailer and restaurant to Buda within the next year. Currently operating at 11500 Manchaca Road, Austin, the restaurant plans to open in the Buda Mill and Grain Co. facility at 306 S. Main St., Buda. According to a company spokesperson, the space will require a full build out, with the hopes of opening within the next year. The business made the official announcement on Instagram. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ serves breakfast and lunch tacos, barbecue sandwiches, meat plates and sides. The new location will also have a full bar. 512-221-4248.