1:57 PM Oct 9, 2020 CDT

Pilot parking program in San Marcos seeks to aid downtown businesses

A new pilot program designed to help San Marcos businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19 will begin Oct. 12.


Hays CISD approves compensation plan, district-wide raise

Including a pay bump approved in June, year-over-year compensation increased 3% for all district employees.


From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.



GSMP President Adriana Cruz named state executive director of economic development and tourism

Gov. Greg Abbott has named Adriana Cruz, currently president of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, as executive director of the Economic Development and Tourism Division within his office.


Buda EDC names Traci Anderson as new executive director

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


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.


Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12



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.


Entrepreneurs discuss disrupting industries at 2019 Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit

Entrepreneurs shared their thoughts on how to enhance existing industries at the 2019 Greater San Marcos Innovation Summit on Sept. 18.


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.


Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.



Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.


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.


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.


California-based, technology-driven manufacturing company wants to bring 542 new jobs to San Marcos

At its Oct. 16 meeting, the San Marcos City Council authorized an incentive agreement with Silicon Valley-based manufacturing company Katerra that will bring a $109 million capital investment to the city along with a minimum of 542 full-time jobs paying at least $15 per hour.



Kyle P&Z sends short-term rental report to City Council for review

After months of research and review , the Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission voted at its meeting Aug. 30 to send its report on short-term rentals, or STRs, to the Kyle City Council for possible action.


Assisted-living facility coming to Cabelas Drive in Buda

A developer, Journeyman Group, along with management company Civitas Senior Living will built Buda House , an 86-unit, two-story assisted living facility at 1200 Cabelas Drive. A date to begin construction has not yet been determined.


Developers break ground on 101-bed assisted living facility in Kyle

Journeyman Group, along with its operating partner Civitas Senior Living and DFD Architects, broke ground today on The Philomena, a new assisted living and memory care facility in Kyle.


Kyle will close parts of Burleson Street starting Sept. 10

On Sept. 10,  Burleson Street in Kyle will close from Miller Street to Center Street and from Center Street to Lockhart Street in the first phase of the project to rebuild and widen sections of the roadway; Center Street will remain open.



Hays County Commissioners Court approves polling sites for early voting and election day, including location changes and extended hours

Early voting and Election Day polling sites for November 2018 elections were approved by Hays County commissioners Aug. 7, with some location changes and extended hours at some sites to address a growing population.


Mavericks Dance Hall coming to Buda in 2019

Located near Cabela's, Mavericks Dance Hall is set to open in Buda early 2019.


Tax district will spur development of Uptown Kyle, mayor says

Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell announced last month the City Council would soon receive a proposal to create a second tax increment financing (TIF) district in order to spur the development of Uptown Kyle.


High-rise apartment complex to change San Marcos skyline in 2020

First proposed in 2008 as a three-story building, Concho Commons is now expected to be constructed as a 13-story building in San Marcos by 2020.