5 things for San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents to know, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Here are a few things San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents should know for the week of Oct. 31-Nov.4.

Here are a few things San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents should know for the week of Oct. 31-Nov.4.

San Marcos City Council meets Tuesday at 5 p.m.


San Marcos City Council will discuss among other things the city’s $25.08 million disaster recovery grant, enhanced flood damage prevention standards and affordable housing. The meeting takes place at San Marcos City Hall, 601 Hopkins St., San Marcos. View the agenda and backup materials here.

Kyle City Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.


On the agenda for Kyle’s regular City Council meeting is discussion and the first of two votes on a new fee aimed at addressing flooding throughout the city. Under the initial proposal, the fee would be a flat rate of $5 for residents. For commercial property owners the fee would be calculated based on the amount of impervious cover—surfaces that do not allow water to seep into the ground, such as pavement—on the commercial property. The meeting takes place at Kyle City Hall, 100 Front St., Kyle. View the rest of the agenda here.

Buda City Council postponed its regular meeting to Nov. 7.


Buda City Council will not meet on the first Tuesday of the month but instead postponed its meeting to Nov. 7.

Early voting is continuing through the end of this week.


Early voting ends Nov. 4, and Election Day is Nov. 8. During early voting voters registered in Hays County may cast ballots at any polling site in the county. On Election Day voters must cast their ballot at their precinct’s polling site. For a list of early voting and Election Day polling locations, click here.

Last week the city of San Marcos sent out a news release reminding residents that if they vote straight ticket they still need to check on local, nonpartisan elections, such as City Council races. Voting straight ticket does not automatically select candidates in nonpartisan elections.

Best Buy hosts a grand opening for its new e-commerce operations center in San Marcos on Nov. 2.


The electronics retailer hosts an event to mark the opening of its new e-commerce operations center at 900 Bugg Lane, Ste. 110C, San Marcos. The company announced plans to open the facility after receiving an economic development incentive from the city of San Marcos. The Greater San Marcos Partnership led the economic development effort.

Under the agreement the company will be required to employ 25 people at the facility in its first year of operation, 40 people in the second year and 50 people in the third year. The city and Hays County will in turn rebate 75 percent of sales taxes generated at the site for 30 years, assuming the company meets the agreement’s requirements. The company will also be granted a 10-year personal property tax rebate of 10 years.

The grand opening celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 2.


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