6 things for San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents to know this week, Aug. 7-13

Tax-Free Weekend takes place Aug. 11-13 this year.

Tax-Free Weekend takes place Aug. 11-13 this year.

Student registration in San Marcos CISD begins Monday


Registration for elementary, middle and high school students begins. Registration continues through Aug. 14 for elementary school students and Aug. 15 for middle school students. Mandatory online enrollment begins Monday for all returning students. For more information on San Marcos CISD student registration and enrollment, visit the district’s website here.

San Marcos City Council meets Monday night


The council holds a workshop and public hearing Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss Code SMTX, the city’s land development code. The meeting takes place at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The agenda can be viewed here.

The Hays County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday morning


The commissioners meet to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2017-18 Hays County budget. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the budget workshop takes place at 10 a.m. The court meets at the Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. The agenda can be viewed here.

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday night


The commission will consider granting approval of a rezoning request for 3.553 acres near Rattler Road and Hwy. 123 from duplex restricted to general commercial. The request is part of the Cottonwood Creek master plan and would bring more commercial use to the corridor. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The agenda can be viewed here.

The Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday night


Among the items on the commission’s agenda is a rezoning request from single-family to retail services for 0.3 acres at 901 N. Old Hwy. 81. The commission meets at City Hall, 100 W. Center St. The agenda can be viewed here.

Tax-Free Weekend takes place Aug. 11-13


Taxes are not applied on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100. Shoppers can save about $8 for every $100 they spend. For more information, visit the Texas Comptroller’s website.
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.


MOST RECENT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that mask mandates and business capacity restrictions will be lifted in Texas. (Courtesy Office of the Texas Governor)
Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee recommended Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine for emergency authorization use Feb. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for emergency authorization use by FDA

This is the third COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for emergency authorization use after those produced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company Moderna.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plumbing permit fees in San Marcos to be waived temporarily

Any repairs using new pipes or fittings require a permit, which can be applied for by property owners or registered plumbers.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

No street address has yet been assigned to the property, but the agricultural land lies closest to Bunton Creek Road and borders the southern boundary of Lehman High School. (Screen shot courtesy city of Kyle)
Kyle City Council approves residential zoning of 29 acres in first of two votes

The land, which was annexed by Kyle earlier this year, is next to Lehman High School and would allow 5.5 houses per acre.

Photo of Judge Brown in a mask and orange vest with megaphone
Travis County and 3 Central Texas neighbors to pilot mass vaccination site

Some 3,000 people will be vaccinated at a drive-thru event at the Circuit of The Americas this weekend.

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather. (Courtesy Hays CISD)
Three Hays CISD campuses still not ready for in-person learning due to last week's severe weather

In-person instruction at three Hays CISD campuses has yet to resume due to ongoing work necessitated by last week's severe weather.