MAY 19 ROUNDUP: Education news from Hays County

Coach John Walsh, seen here with his family, will join San Marcos CISD as athletic director and head coach of the Rattlers football team. (Courtesy San Marcos CISD)
Coach John Walsh, seen here with his family, will join San Marcos CISD as athletic director and head coach of the Rattlers football team. (Courtesy San Marcos CISD)

Coach John Walsh, seen here with his family, will join San Marcos CISD as athletic director and head coach of the Rattlers football team. (Courtesy San Marcos CISD)

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

Get ready Rattler Nation: San Marcos CISD hires powerhouse football coach to lead as head coach and athletic director

San Marcos High School’s football team will be led by a veteran coach from a Texas powerhouse program.

John Walsh will join the Rattlers program after 14 years at Denton Guyer, where he took his teams to four state championship games. The SMCISD board of trustees hired Walsh at its May 18 meeting. Walsh will also serve as the school’s athletic director.

San Marcos CISD postpones in-person graduation until July 17



San Marcos CISD Superintendent Michael Cardona said in-person graduations will be postponed until July 17, citing coronavirus concerns.

Parameters for 2020-21 Hays CISD school year under review

As Hays CISD finishes a school year interrupted by coronavirus shutdown at spring break, members of the board of trustees and district officials are trying to plan for the 2020-21 campaign.

Joe Warner and Evelin Garcia contributed to this report.



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Developers of The Backyard multiuse site said construction should begin in Q1 2022. (Rendering courtesy city of Bee Cave)
Bee Cave approves The Backyard property assessments

Bee Cave City Council also authorizes city's first Capital Improvement Plan.

Hays CISD board of trustees approved funds for new aerospace program building Oct. 25. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hays CISD trustees approve $572K for aerospace program building at Johnson High School

Funds have been allocated toward a new Hays CISD building for its aerospace program.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

More than 35,000 passengers traveled through the airport on Oct. 25, the Monday following the 2021 F1 U.S. Grand Prix. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport sees busiest day ever following 2021 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix

The new record topped the previous busiest day by more than 3,000 passengers.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is set to begin renovations Oct. 25. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to begin renovations

City Council approved $240,000 for renovations to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

Cash Cow Burgers Co., from the owner and chef of Valentina's TexMex BBQ, is now open in Buda. (Courtesy Cash Cow Burgers Co.)
Valentina's TexMex BBQ owner opens Cash Cow Burgers in Buda

A new burger stand opened in Buda from the owner of Valentina's TexMex BBQ.

Child on a computer.
Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.

Texas State University awarded $9.8 million for training and research into active shooter response. (Joe Warner/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State University awarded $9.8M for active shooter response training

ALERRT was created in 2002 for training and research into active shooter response training.