MAY 12 ROUNDUP: News from San Marcos, Buda, Kyle

The city’s public transit system will start detours as early as May 11. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The city’s public transit system will start detours as early as May 11. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The city’s public transit system will start detours as early as May 11. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Hays County area.

San Marcos road project to cause public transit detours on Hopkins Street

The city of San Marcos and Capital Area Rural Transportation System are preparing to start public transit service detours as early as May 11 as a result of the Hopkins Street improvement project.

Buda City Hall public safety buildings will open to public May 18

The city of Buda will open its City Hall and public safety buildings to the public with limited capacity beginning May 18.



City of San Marcos now accepting applications for COVID-19 response funding

The city of San Marcos is now accepting applications for funding from the $425,261 Community Development Block Grant for Coronavirus Response.

Evelin Garcia and Joe Warner contributed to this report.



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The Moontower Comedy Festival will return in September

Headliners for the four-day festival include Margaret Cho, Dave Attell and others.

Juneteenth BBQ Cookoff. (Courtesy San Marcos Juneteenth Foundation)
From musicals to pro wrestling, events abound in the San Marcos-Buda-Kyle area in June and July

Throughout June and into July, the cities of San Marcos, Buda and Kyle have plenty of recreational activities and events to attend.

In Hays County and beyond, Central Texas community comes together to drive up vaccination rates

Convincing hesitant people to get vaccinated is the goal for Central Texas health authorities, volunteer groups and physicians. Working in conjunction to reach these pockets of vaccine-hesitant Texans, they hope to boost vaccination rates past the threshold for herd immunity.

The extension of Kenney Fort Boulevard is underway north of Hwy. 79. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
North-south road in Round Rock makes progress; homestead exemption OK'd in Leander and more Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Courtesy Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
5 new businesses now open or coming soon to Buda and Kyle

As Buda and Kyle continue to grow rapidly in Hays County, more and more businesses are planting roots there.

Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper
HVAC service, Hawaiian food and vinyl records: 10 new businesses now open or coming soon to San Marcos

From the resurrection of a beloved local record store to new dining establishments, the businesses continue to open locally.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Hays County. (Community Impact staff)
Hays County reports 125 active COVID-19 cases, new death

The death of a Kyle woman in her 80s was attributed to COVID-19 by Hays County.

Hays CISD board members, leadership and community stakeholders participated in a June 9 groundbreaking of Sunfield Elementary School. (Courtesy Hays CISD)
Hays CISD breaks ground on Buda elementary school

Buda's new Hays CISD elementary school in the Sunfield devlopment is planned to open for the fall 2022 semester.

Gov. Greg Abbott, center signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law June 8 in response to the devastating winter storm last February. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Abbott signs bills to reform ERCOT and weatherize Texas power grid

The bills will go into effect Sept. 1 and aim to reform ERCOT leadership and increase accountability and communication among power agencies.