DEC. 21 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Hays County

Amazon will build a second warehouse in San Marcos, Kyle annexes land and school districts prepare for increased community spread of COVID-19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amazon will build a second warehouse in San Marcos, Kyle annexes land and school districts prepare for increased community spread of COVID-19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Amazon will build a second warehouse in San Marcos, Kyle annexes land and school districts prepare for increased community spread of COVID-19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

Amazon to build 1 million-square-foot warehouse in San Marcos

Community Impact Newspaper breaks the news that Amazon will build a roughly 1-million-square-foot warehouse distribution center—called SAT6—in north San Marcos at Fortuna and Yarrington roads.

San Marcos City Council approves $10 million development deal

On Dec. 15, San Marcos City Council voted unanimously in favor of increasing the reimbursement to a developer from $20 million to $30 million. The developer, Paso Robles, is owned by Brookfield Residential.


Hays CISD pushes Abbott for higher priority for COVID-19 vaccinations

According to Superintendent Eric Wright, HCISD staff will be required to take the vaccine "unless they have a medical reason for not taking it, or if they have a conscientious objection."

Two San Marcos CISD schools move further toward possible year-round schedules

Due to a $200,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency that San Marcos CISD was selected to receive in mid-2020, a team is moving full speed ahead with plans to shift two elementary schools within the district to a year-round learning model.

As COVID-19 cases grow at San Marcos ISD, staff presents plan to reduce numbers after holidays

SMCISD Superintendent Michael Cardona told the board district staff will still return to campuses Jan. 4 but will request families who have the ability to keep their children in remote learning from Jan. 5-11.

Kyle to annex 30 acres in advancement of ongoing subdivision

Kyle City Council voted unanimously to annex 29.7 acres of land south of Lehman High School as part of an existing development agreement.

New appointments in Kyle ushered in following conclusion of runoff election

A round of new appointments in the city of Kyle has been executed following a postponement in early December.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.