Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo virtually

Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos will celebrate its annual Cinco de Mayo luncheon virtually in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business owners in Hays County wrestle with reopening their doors at limited capacity

Almost a month after the economic shutdown, business owners in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle wrestle with keeping their doors closed or choosing to reopen at reduced capacity per Gov. Greg Abbott’s new executive order that takes effect May 1.

As some businesses reopen to reduced capacity today, Hays County keeps an eye on the safety of its residents

Texans will be able to hit the streets again, as stay-at-home restrictions issued April 2 by Gov. Greg Abbott expired May 1. Retail stores, movie theaters and restaurants are among the businesses allowed to reopen in the first phase of the governor’s plan, which only allows businesses to have 25% occupancy.

San Marcos accounts for nearly 50% of unemployment claims filed in Hays County

Nearly 10,000 residents have filed for unemployment benefits in Hays County between March 18-April 18, and about 44.16% of those claims were filed in San Marcos alone, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.