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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Target in downtown San Marcos will have its grand opening Aug. 16. (Heather Demere/Community Impact Newspaper)
Small-format Target in downtown San Marcos to have grand opening Aug. 16

The downtown small-format location of Target, located at 101 Concho St., Ste. 200, San Marcos, will hold its grand opening event during store hours Aug. 16.

(Courtesy AMC Theatres)
AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.

Bandit Tacos opened in Buda on July 4. (Courtesy John Earls)
Buda's Bandit Tacos going strong with unique take on Frito pie

Bandit Tacos is most known for its Frito Bandito, which Earls said is their take on the Frito pie.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

The University of Texas will host football games at Darrell K. Royal Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall after an announcement from the Big 12 Conference on Aug. 12 that the fall sports season will continue. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Big Ten and PAC-12 cancel, Big 12 announces fall sports season will roll on

The conference football season will begin Sept. 26, and fan capacity in stadiums will be up to each of the 10 member universities, according to the Big 12.

Leaders and council members in Kyle will discuss excessive arresting by the city’s police officers during an Aug. 12 Facebook Live event. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Kyle, San Marcos officials, city leaders to discuss excessive arresting by police in virtual forum

Leaders and council members in Kyle will discuss excessive arresting by the city’s police officers during a Facebook Live event.

City Manager Kenneth Williams presented a proposed 2021 city budget to Buda City Council on Aug. 11. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buda: Proposed tax rate could increase revenue by 12% over previous year

Public hearings for the new budget and tax rate will be held Sept. 1 and 15 ahead of the start of the 2021 fiscal year.

Courtesy Novela Photography
Kyle Nutrition wants to help people on their wellness journey

Co-owners Jennifer Cazazos and Britany Rodriguez said the store sells products centered on herbalized nutrition, including for before and after workouts, as well as vitamin supplements.

Justin Pearson opened San Marcos BBQ in 2014 and incorporated family recipes. (Courtesy San Marcos BBQ)
San Marcos pitmaster builds BBQ business on family traditions, adds 2nd location

In mid-August, owner Justin Pearson plans to open a second location in San Marcos.

Leah Molina and Elizabeth Rios took ownership of Redbud Roasters in 2017. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Coffee veterans brew worldly flavors in San Marcos

Redbud Roasters features a variety of fair trade coffee beans from around the globe providing unique flavors brewed locally for the community.