5 things for San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents to know this week, Feb. 20-25

Here are 5 things for residents of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda to know this week.

Here are 5 things for residents of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda to know this week.

School boards meet Monday night. 


The San Marcos CISD board of trustees will meet for a special-called board meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss rules related to the district’s May 2017 bond. The board will then meet for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, trustees will consider the approval of a partnership that would bring Texas State University social work students to SMCISD to provide counseling to district students.

The Hays CISD board of trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. for its regular meeting. Among the items to be considered by the board are design documents of the district's 14th elementary school and a resolution calling on the state to restructure a new state accountability system for schools and districts.

Filing for a place on the May ballot in HCISD and SMCISD ended Feb. 17.


In SMCISD, incumbent Juan Miguel Arredondo and challenger Brian Henderson have filed for the District 1 seat on the board of trustees. Incumbent Margie Villalpando and challenger Elizabeth Trevino have filed for the District 2 seat. Incumbent Lupe Costilla and challenger Mariana Zamora have filed for the District 3 seat.

In HCISD, incumbent Teresa M. Tobias and challengers Charles McNiel and Michelle Rae Carey have filed for the District 1 seat on the board. Incumbent Willie Tenorio Jr. was the only candidate to file for the District 2 seat, so he will automatically be granted another term on the board. Debbie Munoz, Doyla Angelic Burrell and Vanessa Vines Petrea have each filed for the board’s at-large seat, which is being vacated by Sandra Bryant.

Both school districts, as well as the city of San Marcos, voted last week to place bonds on the May ballot.

City councils meet Tuesday.


In San Marcos, council will discuss overcrowding at city parks as well as a new rule related to student housing built in certain areas of the city. The San Marcos City Council agenda can be seen here.

Among the items on Kyle City Council’s agenda are consideration of development agreements for two neighborhoods. Council will also consider rezoning approximately 70 acres of land near the city’s downtown for a new residential development. The Kyle City Council agenda can be seen here.

In Buda, council will receive a presentation on December’s Trail of Lights, which, according to city documents, attracted 14,359 attendees. The city will also hold a workshop during the meeting related to its unified development code. The Buda City Council meeting agenda can be seen here.

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking event Thursday.


The Spot Cinema Eatery & Social Haus hosts a networking event in conjunction with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Spot, 1180 Thorpe Lane, Ste. 130, San Marcos.

The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an awards dinner and gala Saturday. 


The Black Tie & Lace Awards Dinner & Gala is Saturday at the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch in Creedmoor. Members of the business community will be recognized for contributions to the city of Buda at the event. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 11508 Carl Road, Creedmoor. For more information, visit the chamber's website.


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