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Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District will be plaintiff in Permian Highway Pipeline lawsuit

The organization was party to a letter of intent to sue filed in October.


9:25 AM Jan 17, 2020 CST

Satterwhite Business Park now leasing in Buda

The first of six phases is complete.

Kinder Morgan mobilizes for pipeline construction in Central Texas; opponents prepare to sue

In addition to ongoing legal challenges to the Permian Highway Pipeline, there is an entirely new lawsuit on the horizon.



Texas Children’s Hospital eyes further expansion in Austin with purchases of land

Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital has closed on the purchase of two plots of land in the Austin area.


Apple breaks ground on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin; expects to open facility in 2022

Apple announces construction begins on $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot campus in Northwest Austin


Buda Oaks Assisted Living set to open in early 2020 on Cabelas Drive

Twenty beds will be set aside for memory care.


San Marcos appoints Scott Hardwick as economic and business development manager

The new role will focus in part on bringing companies to San Marcos.



Buda EDC names Traci Anderson as new executive director

The Buda Economic Development Corporation has named Traci Anderson as its new executive director.


Halcyon Home breaks ground on McCarty Lane office building and Montessori school

Halcyon Home broke ground Oct. 7 on a new office building and Montessori school that will be built at 125 W. McCarty Lane, San Marcos. When complete, the second floor of the 15,000-square-foot building will be occupied by Halcyon in addition to a small amount of addition office space for rent, according to Halcyon Home CEO Amy Sweet.


City of Kyle announces 850-job economic incentive agreement with SmileDirectClub

An economic incentive agreement between the city of Kyle and SmileDirectClub’s Access Dental Lab will bring 850 jobs to the city of Kyle via the Hays Logistics Center, an industrial development near I-35.


Katerrra relocates manufacturing facility, leaving SMART Terminal for Hays County site

The California-based manufacturing firm that planned to be the first tenant at the San Marcos Air, Rail and Truck Terminal has decided to relocate to the Whisper development , which is located east of I-35 around Yarrington Road in San Marcos.



Consensus on downtown Kyle remains elusive as comprehensive plan approaches

About 25 members of the public showed up on a Friday morning in August when the city of Kyle brought in the Texas Downtown Association to conduct an assessment on the state of the downtown area. Attendees included business owners, community leaders, downtown residents, people who live in other Kyle neighborhoods and representatives of local churches.


Kyle City Council approves on first reading new building regulations and safety procedures for pipeline-adjacent development

An ordinance that will affect development near oil and gas pipelines in Kyle was approved on first reading by the City Council May 14 at a special meeting.


South Korea-based ENF Technology to build $45 million U.S. headquarters in Kyle

ENF Technology Co. Ltd., a South Korea-based electronic material manufacturer that provides parts to Samsung and the U.S. high-tech market, is set to break ground on a $45 million U.S. headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility in Kyle’s Plum Creek in 2019.


Sage Spring Senior Living to be completed in spring 2020

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony in May for Sage Spring Senior Living, a new 74,000-square-foot senior living community. The new facility will be located behind Central Texas Medical Center at 800 Leah Ave. in San Marcos. Sage Spring Senior Living will have 66 one- and two-bedroom units and 24 memory care units with trained 24-hour staff. Construction is expected to be complete by spring 2020.



San Marcos City Council decides fate of proposed SMART Terminal

The fate of the San Marcos Air Rail and Truck Terminal , a rail-served industrial park proposed to be built along SH 80 and FM 1984, no longer hangs in the balance.


Ranch Court Apartments affordable housing project receives Dripping Springs City Council support

Dripping Springs City Council passed a resolution of support Feb. 19 for the proposed Ranch Court Apartments development, a low-income housing concept for the property just north of Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church on RM 12.


Up close: SMART Terminal nears final approval, developer maps out business plan

After a bumpy road to the voluntary annexation of several hundred acres of land along SH 80 and FM 1984, a local developer plans to move forward with the San Marcos Air Rail and Truck Terminal, which will be one of the only rail-served industrial parks in Central Texas.


Austin Bold FC preparing to start inaugural United Soccer League season this spring

While a large part of the local sport’s spotlight over the past 15 months has been pointed at Austin FC’s efforts to bring Major League Soccer to the city, Austin’s United Soccer League team, Austin Bold FC , has been preparing for its inaugural season.



San Marcos annexes 934 acres for SMART Terminal, zoning decision still hangs in the balance

San Marcos City Council voted 6-1 to annex 934 acres of land along SH 80 and FM 1984 — a proposal that proved controversial during two recent public hearings and was initially denied, then later reconsidered and approved by the planning and zoning commission.


San Marcos P&Z changes course on annexation and rezoning for Smart Terminal development

An affirmative vote by a supermajority of San Marcos City Council will no longer be required to approve the controversial rezoning and voluntary annexation of nearly 1,000 acres of land along SH 80 and FM 1984, a proposal the council will make a final decision on at the end of the month.


Low-income senior housing development garners support from San Marcos City Council

San Marcos City Council established the procurement of relatively more affordable local housing as one of its five top priorities in March —and with the unanimous adoption on Dec. 19 of a resolution supporting a 156-unit development for low-income senior residents, the council is showing signs of following through.


San Marcos City Council hosts final public hearing on potential rezoning and annexation for multimillion dollar development

The second and final public hearing regarding the proposed rezoning and voluntary annexation of nearly 1,000 acres of land along SH 80 and FM 1984 was held at the Dec. 19 San Marcos City Council meeting.



Officials break ground on 40-acre Kyle Crossing industrial park

Officials from Hays County and the city of Kyle gathered Dec. 11 in an undeveloped lot at the corner of Kyle Crossing and Kohler's Crossing to celebrate breaking ground on the Kyle Crossing Business Park.


310 homes, 18-hole golf course planned for new Driftwood development

Discovery Land Company, a California-based developer, announced plans for an 800-acre development southwest of Austin. Driftwood Golf and Ranch Club will include 310 homes—170 custom home sites and 140 single homes designed by the developers—an 18-hole golf course and a club with amenities.