Hays YMCA to reopen, coronavirus cases rise and more: News from San Marcos, Buda, Kyle

Hays Communities YMCA named a new board chair. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays Communities YMCA named a new board chair. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hays Communities YMCA named a new board chair. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Hays Communities YMCA open with reduced hours, names new board chairperson

The Hays Communities YMCA reopened June 1 with new hours, services and practices due to coronavirus.

Coronavirus cases increase by hundreds last week; hospitalizations double in Hays County

As Texas continues to record some of its highest numbers of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic shut down much of the state in mid-March, Hays County numbers have nearly doubled in the last week.



Binge Kitchen aims to promote health with its vegan eatery

When Yarnisha Lyons first opened Binge Kitchen in 2017, she was still a student at Texas State University balancing classes and managing her vegan eatery with the intent to promote health and wellness.

Three years later, she has a brick-and-mortar in San Marcos and has recently expanded her wellness mission into San Antonio.

Multiple cities in Hays County to offer free COVID-19 testing

The Texas Division of Emergency Management announced June 10 that it will be offering free COVID-19 testing in San Marcos and other cities in Hays County as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s new initiative to test underserved communities.

Joe Warner and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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Helen's Casa Alde in New Braunfels has just completed a soft opening at its new food truck. (Courtesy Helen's Casa Alde)
After March fire, Helen's Casa Alde returns in food truck form in Buda

Helen's Casa Alde in New Braunfels has just completed a soft opening at its new food truck.

Beginning at noon Aug. 10, Lake Pflugerville trail will reopen for public use. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Lake Pflugerville trail to reopen and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

(Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Total Primary Care adds 15-minute COVID-19 antigen testing in San Marcos, New Braunfels

Total Primary Care is now offering rapid COVID-19 antigen tests that deliver results in 15 minutes at its primary care clinics, according to a release issued Aug. 3.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Paloma Montessori School will open Aug. 31 in San Marcos. (Courtesy Paloma Montessori School)
New Montessori school plans Aug. 31 opening in San Marcos

The child care facility will provide services for children 18 months through 6 years of age.

The Austin-based cookie delivery company opened a San Marcos location in 2019. (Courtesy Tiff's Treats)
San Marcos location of Tiff's Treats celebrates anniversary

The store features fresh-baked cookies, brownies and ice cream sandwiches.

The restaurant is open again after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. (Courtesy Main St. Pizzeria and Beer Garden)
Main St. Pizzeria and Beer Garden reopens in Buda

The restaurant temporarily closed in June after learning that a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Posey Road bridge at I-35. (Courtesy TxDOT)
6 transportation updates in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Read the latest on six road projects happening in the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle areas.

The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.