MAY 20 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Hays County

Kyle officials said they appreciate the cooperation they received from city residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle officials said they appreciate the cooperation they received from city residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

Kyle officials said they appreciate the cooperation they received from city residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. (John Cox/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Due to highest coronavirus count in Hays County, Kyle continues to slowly reopen

Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell didn’t apologize for having slowed the reopening of the city.

As he addressed City Council members during an online meeting May 19, he said Kyle was lagging behind Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s phased plans by a couple weeks, after having more stringent restrictions during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

San Marcos CISD board approves 1% pay increase for teachers



After a lively debate among members of the San Marcos CISD board of trustees, a 1% raise for teachers was approved for the upcoming school year.

Hays County has three new cases reported with 47 tests on May 19

Three new cases were reported in Hays County with 47 more tests, according to county numbers on May 19.

Joe Warner and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.






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Miriam McCoy and Brenda Remme were lead donors for the new transitional housing project. (Courtesy Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center)
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center breaks ground on $4 million transitional housing project

After years of planning and preparation, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s transitional housing project broke ground virtually April 17.

A May 27 preliminary budget discussion showed Central Health expects to see a slow-down in property tax revenue growth in fiscal year 2020-21. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early budget forecasts from Central Health show anticipated 'slow-down' in tax revenue collection

Preliminary budget forecasts from Central Health show the health care district anticipates a slow down in tax revenue collection growth.

Outdoor venues in all Texas counties will be permitted to operate at up to 25% capacity starting May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Spectators to be welcomed back to Texas outdoor sporting events May 31 at 25% of venue capacity

Venue owners must operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing.

Each eligible child will receive $285 in benefits. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Some Texas students eligible for one-time federal benefit to aid with food purchases

Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits.

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today. (Community Impact staff)
Hays County nears 4,000 tests administered for coronavirus

Cases rise by 18 in Hays County on May 27

The new coffee shop is located at 817 Chestnut St., Ste. 221, San Marcos. (Courtesy Kahvie Lofts)
Kahvie Lofts coffee shop now open in San Marcos

The coffee shop features a menu inspired by a blend of different cultures with the intention to serve the best from everywhere, according to owner Sarah Nicotra.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot of May 27 virtual luncheon)
Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 27 that $3.6 million will be provided to nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with family members.

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: News on 20 Central Texas businesses and nonprofits

Read about Central Texas business news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage this week.

Voters are encouraged to bring their own equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus.(Graphic by Matthew T. Mills /Community Impact Newspaper)
State of Texas releases voter health checklist for polling stations in June and July

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs released a checklist May 26 for voters to follow to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at polls.

The Townlake YMCA is one of the local facilities reopening June 1. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
YMCA of Austin to reopen area facilities June 1

Townlake YMCA, Southwest Family YMCA, Northwest Family YMCA, Springs Family YMCA, Bastrop YMCA and Hays Communities YMCA facilities will be reopening June 1.

Starting June 1, the Buda Public Library will be opening for limited grab-and-go service. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Buda Public Library to open with limited grab-and-go service June 1

The Buda Public Library will be opening for the public with limited grab-and-go service starting June 1 in addition to its curbside and phone services.