GUIDE: 11 August and September events in and around San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Kyle's Pie in the Sky Festival takes place over Labor Day.

Kyle's Pie in the Sky Festival takes place over Labor Day.

Aug. 10-Oct. 14

See work by local artists

A new juried art show with the theme “San Marcos: A River Runs Through It” will be on display at the Price Center from August until October. Made possible in part by a grant from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the works displayed in the show are original pieces by area artists who submitted work. Some of the items are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Price Center. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 222 W. San Antonio St., San Marcos. 512-393-2900.

Aug. 23-25


The free and all-inclusive music festival known as SMFEST takes place across more than 10 San Marcos venues and businesses and features dozens of local musicians. Times and locations vary, check the website for up-to-date schedules. Free. Downtown San Marcos.

Aug. 24

Celebrate a hometown jazz legend

Learn about and honor trombonist, guitarist and musical arranger Eddie Durham, the San Marcos native who had a lasting influence on jazz, swing and popular music in America. Sponsored by The Calaboose African American History Museum, the festival will include art, music and spoken word. Times to be announced. Free. Eddie Durham Park, 201 MLK Drive, San Marcos. 512-393-8421.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival

The third annual festival put on by the city of Kyle features more than 25 hot air balloons this year and also includes performances by the Austin End of the Line Kite Team, fireworks, kite-making workshops and the “gathering of the Kyles” as well as pie-centric events, such as pie-baking and pie-eating competitions. Activity dates and times vary; check the website for specific events. Held at Lake Kyle. Free (under age 10), $20 (adult weekend pass), $30 (at the gate). 512-262-1010.

Aug. 31

Learn to grow vegetables

The Hays County Master Gardner’s fall vegetable gardening class will help participants with planning, site selection, seed and plant choice and soil health as well as feeding and watering in order to grow produce before the winter closes in. 10:30 a.m. Free. Buda Public Library, 405 E. Loop St., Buda. 512-295-5899.

Sept. 7

SMTX Pride

The sixth annual SMTX Pride event, the theme of which is red this year, includes a march, live music, a drag show and an after party at Zelick’s. Noon-5 p.m. Free. San Marcos Park Plaza, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos. 512-644-5637.

Sept. 8-Oct. 6

Healthy Kids Running Series

A national nonprofit organizes this five-week running series for ages 2-14, designed for kids to get active. 4 p.m. $35 (before Aug. 18), $40 (after Aug. 18). Buda Sportsplex, 310 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda. 512-568-1549.

Sept. 13

Hit the greens at Plum Creek

The Kyle Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Kyle Classic Golf Tournament, where morning golf is followed by an awards luncheon for sponsors and players once the last golfers have finished. 7:30 a.m. (check-in), 9 a.m. (shotgun start). $175 (individual), $400 (team of four). Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner Road, Kyle. 512-268-4220.

Sept. 14

Start the Schoolhouse Rocks Fall Series

Sponsored by For the Love of Go, a Kyle-based nonprofit dedicated to providing wellness opportunities for local families, the Schoolhouse Rocks Fall Series challenges participants to complete a set of three races. The first event is the 2019 Hornet Races on Sept. 14, which is followed by the Race for the Stars on Sept. 28 and the Bulldog Dash on Nov. 2. Participants must complete all three to win the Schoolhouse Rocks medal. The Hornet Races start at 7:30 a.m. at Tom Green Elementary School, 1301 Old Goforth Road, Buda. $60 (all three races).

Sept. 18

Be inspired by an author

Texas State University hosts Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who took notice of and studied a new water source in Flint, Michigan, that was leaching lead into the water and then led efforts to change. Hanna-Attisha will speak about her book, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” which is a firsthand account of the challenges she faced and successes she saw. 6 p.m. Free (students), other ticket prices TBA. Evans Auditorium, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-8484.



The San Marcos mobility hub opened on Nov. 18, immediately after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
The first mobility hub in San Marcos is now open on Hutchison

The hub will offer the community a safe place to gather when biking or using other alternative transportation methods.

The Emerald Crown Trail Master Plan includes 75 miles of trail stretching through the eastern Hays County.
Conservationists envision plan for Emerald Crown Trail

If completed, it would connect Austin and San Marcos via Buda and Kyle.

Daphne Tenorio has resigned from Kyle City Council. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Tenorio resigns from Kyle City Council to seek county office; special election to be called for Jan. 25

The council approved a first reading of the special election ordinance.

EVO's Kyle location opened in November 2014. (Courtesy EVO Entertainment)
EVO celebrates 5 years in Kyle Nov. 18-22

The movie theater, arcade and bowling alley marks an anniversary.

Crews work on updating a section of I-35 in Central Texas (Courtesy TxDOT)
Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.

Weusi Wellness opened in San Marcos in December 2018. (Courtesy Weusi Wellness)
Weusi Wellness celebrates one year in San Marcos

The store offers healthy prepared meals, in-house dining and wellness products.

Los Olivos will open in the Buda Mill & Grain Co. complex. (Courtesy Los Olivos)
Wimberley's Los Olivos Market coming soon to Buda Mill & Grain Co.

The speciality food and wine store plans to open in a few months.

Cody Taylor (left) and Harlan Scott said the most surprising and rewarding thing about owning their own restaurant has been the opportunity to mentor their 30-40 employees.  (Anna Daugherty/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos culinary newcomers aim for laid-back atmosphere at Industry

Scott describes Industry's menu as food they grew up eating, but taken up a notch.

Growler Express offers a wide variety of wine and beers with an emphasis on Texas brews. (Courtesy Growler Express)
Buda's Growler Express offers fill-up station and taproom with focus on Texas brews

Growler Express has a rotating selection of Texas and national beers.

Jugo Juicery is projected to open its first San Marcos location on January 1st. (Courtesy Jugo Juicery)
Jugo Juicery coming soon to The Lyndon in San Marcos

The shop will offer fresh juices and smoothies starting January 1st.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will be opening in December 2019 and will be located at The Lyndon. (Courtesy Menchie's Frozen Yogurt)
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt coming soon to The Lyndon in San Marcos

The yogurt shop will feature customized frozen dessert and fro-yo cakes.

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