7 things for San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents to know this week, July 31-Aug. 5

San Marcos City Council meets twice this week for a workshop related to the city's land development code rewrite and a regular meeting.

San Marcos City Council meets twice this week for a workshop related to the city's land development code rewrite and a regular meeting.

San Marcos City Council meets Monday to discuss Code SMTX


City Council will discuss planned amendments to the city’s land development code, Code SMTX, which has been undergoing a rewriting process since 2014. The meeting takes place at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The agenda can be viewed here.

Hays County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday at 9 a.m.


Commissioners will discuss the proposed fiscal year 2017-18 budget as well as construction projects on FM 2001 and FM 967 in Buda. The meeting takes place at the Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St. The agenda can be viewed here.

San Marcos CISD hosts a paraprofessional job fair Tuesday


The school district is looking to hire instructional associates, instructional assistants, child nutrition cafeteria assistants, crossing guards, bus drivers, bus monitors and custodians. Administrators will be on-site to screen and interview candidates for positions in campuses and departments throughout the district. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-noon at the Central Administration Office, 501 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos.

San Marcos City Council meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.


On the agenda is an item related to the city’s “dining with dogs” ordinance, which regulates which establishments allow dogs to be present on their patios. The agenda also includes items related to the issuance of $34.7 million of bonds. The certificates of obligation would fund a variety of projects related to streets; water and wastewater systems; and improvements of public facilities, such as the library and community services building. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The agenda can be viewed here.

Buda City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


City Council will consider approval of a contract with Hays County to provide election services for the next year in the city of Buda. City Council will also receive a report from the city’s charter review commission, which provides recommendations of amendments to the city’s charter. The meeting takes place at City Hall, 121 S. Main St. The agenda can be viewed here.

Kyle City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.


City Council will consider the first reading of a residential style guide to influence development of single-family homes and mitigate against a stagnated appearance. Council will also consider approval of a development agreement with the owners of a 171-acre tract of land bounded by Opal and Roland lanes in south Kyle. According to city documents, the developer plans to develop the tract as a neighborhood with alley-loaded homes, retail and multifamily. The agenda can be viewed here.

New Hays CISD students can register for 2017-18 classes on Saturday


New Hays CISD students are invited to complete the registration process for 2017-18 classes on Saturday at Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Road, Kyle. Registration takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
By Brett Thorne
Brett Thorne reported on education, business, economic development and city government in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda from 2012 to 2017. Thorne attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he graduated in 2010. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to editor in 2013.


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