6 things for San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents to know this week, April 10-16

Here are a few things Hays County residents should know this week.

Here are a few things Hays County residents should know this week.

The Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

The agenda includes a proposal to rezone approximately 4-acre site at 400 Windy Hill Road from Warehouse District to Retail Services as well as an item that would amend the city’s code of ordinances related to signs. The meeting takes place at Kyle City Hall, 100 Center St., and the agenda can be found here.

The Buda Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday

The city’s planning and zoning agenda includes items related to the ongoing rewrite of the unified development code, including discussions about Buda's environmental protection and water quality; flood protection; tree preservation and park land; and well drilling. The meeting takes place at Buda City Hall, 121 S. Main St., and the agenda can be found here.

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday

San Marcos P&Z will hold a public hearing related to an amended conditional use permit allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at Crafthouse Urban Kitchen & Tap, 242 N. LBJ Drive. The commission will also hold a public hearing and receive a presentation regarding the 2018 Capital Improvements Program. The agenda can be found here.

San Marcos hosts a bond open house on April 12

The city presents a short presentation on the two propositions totaling $32.2 million. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with city staff and ask questions regarding the bonds. The event takes place at Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1100 Patton St., San Marcos. The third and final city-sponsored open house to discuss the bonds is scheduled for May 1 at the KAD Korner Store at CM Allen Homes, 820 Sturgeon St.

City, school district and county offices closed for Good Friday

All offices in the city of Buda, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD will be closed April 14 for Good Friday. Offices in the cities of San Marcos and Kyle will remain open.

Hays County is accepting elections committee applications through April 17

The voting members of the committee will include two county employees, the heads of the county Republican and Democratic parties as well as seven county residents selected through an application process. The committee will provide recommendations to the county’s election commission on what kind of new equipment should replace the county’s current voting technology, which was last replaced 12 years ago. The elections commission will then make a recommendation to the Commissioners Court, which will make the final decision on purchasing new equipment. Applications can be sent via email to voteequipment@co.hays.tx.us. The application period will be accepted through noon April 17. Applicants should include their reason for wanting to serve on the committee as well as any previous experience working with voting equipment or the voting process.


Photo of nurses offering drive-thru vaccines
Appointments no longer needed for drive-thru vaccines at Circuit of the Americas

From April 23-25, people age 16 and up can receive first doses of the Pfizer vaccine without an appointment at COTA.

(Courtesy Burgandy Star Espresso)
Walk-up coffee shop Burgandy Star Espresso now open in Buda

A new coffee shop called Burgandy Star Espresso, which was inspired by similar businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, opened April 22 in Buda at 1710 FM 1626.

Proposed rezonings of 51 acres in San Marcos would have included single-family and multifamily housing as well as a boat and RV storage facility. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council passes on rezoning 3 developments

Proposed rezonings of 51 acres would have included single-family and multifamily housing as well as a boat and RV storage facility.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Buda ended its moratorium on issuing solicitation permits during City Council's April 20 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy city of Buda)
Companies may again seek door-to-door solicitation permits in Buda

Following a temporary suspension of permit issuance for door-to-door solicitation in Buda, officials have decided to again allow companies to sell to residents—provided they are willing to go through the process of applying for and paying for the permits.

Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett addressed council April 20 regarding an ordinance restricting sex offenders' residency in the city. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle officials revisit safety zones designed to restrict registered sex offender residency

After numerous, divisive public discussions that began in February, the city of Kyle is once again considering implementing child safety zones that would restrict where registered sex offenders may go and reside.

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster addresses City Council on April 20. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle makes play to be designated official Pie Capital of Texas

Though unofficially, the city of Kyle has already put in the work to be the Pie Capital of Texas, and officials are now campaigning to make the designation legal and binding.

Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Townhome district to help diversify Kyle’s housing profile

A townhome district in Kyle is defined as allowing attached, single-family structures with four or more dwelling units at a minimum of 1,000 square feet per unit.

A team from Texas State University presented findings to Kyle City Council on an ongoing ride-hailing partnership with Uber. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Analysis: Uber/Kyle partnership so far meeting expectations

During Kyle's April 20 meeting, the Texas State University team said the Kyle model would have to surpass 58 riders per day to exceed the city's budget—$150,000 for fiscal year 2020-21.

Mayor Jane Hughson speaks during a groundbreaking for medical marijuana company Goodblend in San Marcos on April 19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Medical marijuana company breaks ground in San Marcos

Goodblend will build a $25 million medical cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility near the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos.

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 500 votes in first day of early voting

Education-related election items in Hays County include $443.5 million in bonds as well as city council positions, school board seats and municipal utility district directors.

Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)
San Marcos CISD working on plan for student vaccinations

While no students at San Marcos CISD have yet been vaccinated for COVID-19, at least not as part of any district program, a plan is in the works to ramp up inoculations for that population.