7 things San Marcos, Kyle and Buda residents should know this week, May 8-14

Here are a few things Hays County residents should know this week.

Here are a few things Hays County residents should know this week.

The San Marcos CISD board of trustees meets tonight to discuss the district’s fiscal year 2017-18 budget.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Central Administration Office, 501 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos.

The Hays County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Among the items the court will consider is approval of a tri-party agreement among the county, the city of Kyle and developers of the planned 858.7-acre Blanco River Ranch subdivision west of Kyle. The agenda can be viewed here.

The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The commission will consider approval of a final plat for 43.152 acres in the La Cima subdivision to be built on RR 12 near its intersection with Old RR 12. The commission will also consider approval of an allowance for a kennel within the T5 zoning district at 235 N. LBJ Drive, Ste. B. The kennel is associated with the Cattery Lounge, a cafe where customers can interact with felines up for adoption. The meeting takes place at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. The agenda can be viewed here.

The Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The commission will discuss items related to two subdivisions: Crosswinds, which would be built off Windy Hill Road, and a new subdivision that, if approved, would be located between Bunton Lane and Plum Creek. The commission meets at City Hall 100 W. Center St., Kyle. The agenda can be viewed here.

The Buda Planning and Zoning Commission meets Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The commission will discuss issues related to the Bridgeport Buda subdivision. The commission will consider approval of a new lot at the property, which city documents indicate could “create opportunity for small- [to] medium-sized businesses producing sales tax and ad valorem tax proceeds.” The commission meets at City Hall, 121 S. Main St., Buda. The agenda can be viewed here.

Texas State University commencement ceremonies begin Thursday. 

Texas State celebrates spring 2017 graduates with ceremonies Thursday through Saturday. Drivers near Strahan Coliseum should anticipate delays in the area throughout the ceremonies. For more information on commencement schedules, click here.

The San Marcos Discovery Center holds a liquidation plant sale Saturday.

The Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Drive, holds its last native plant sale until Oct. 14. Plants will be sold at a discount rate at the event, which runs from 9 a.m.-noon. All proceeds benefit the center’s native plant program. For more information, call the Discovery Center at 512-393-8327.


Photo of nurses offering drive-thru vaccines
Appointments no longer needed for drive-thru vaccines at Circuit of the Americas

From April 23-25, people age 16 and up can receive first doses of the Pfizer vaccine without an appointment at COTA.

(Courtesy Burgandy Star Espresso)
Walk-up coffee shop Burgandy Star Espresso now open in Buda

A new coffee shop called Burgandy Star Espresso, which was inspired by similar businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, opened April 22 in Buda at 1710 FM 1626.

Proposed rezonings of 51 acres in San Marcos would have included single-family and multifamily housing as well as a boat and RV storage facility. (Evelin Garcia/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council passes on rezoning 3 developments

Proposed rezonings of 51 acres would have included single-family and multifamily housing as well as a boat and RV storage facility.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Buda ended its moratorium on issuing solicitation permits during City Council's April 20 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy city of Buda)
Companies may again seek door-to-door solicitation permits in Buda

Following a temporary suspension of permit issuance for door-to-door solicitation in Buda, officials have decided to again allow companies to sell to residents—provided they are willing to go through the process of applying for and paying for the permits.

Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett addressed council April 20 regarding an ordinance restricting sex offenders' residency in the city. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle officials revisit safety zones designed to restrict registered sex offender residency

After numerous, divisive public discussions that began in February, the city of Kyle is once again considering implementing child safety zones that would restrict where registered sex offenders may go and reside.

Kyle Communications Director Samantha Armbruster addresses City Council on April 20. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyle makes play to be designated official Pie Capital of Texas

Though unofficially, the city of Kyle has already put in the work to be the Pie Capital of Texas, and officials are now campaigning to make the designation legal and binding.

Kyle City Council approved the rezoning of land to a townhome district during its April 20 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Townhome district to help diversify Kyle’s housing profile

A townhome district in Kyle is defined as allowing attached, single-family structures with four or more dwelling units at a minimum of 1,000 square feet per unit.

A team from Texas State University presented findings to Kyle City Council on an ongoing ride-hailing partnership with Uber. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Analysis: Uber/Kyle partnership so far meeting expectations

During Kyle's April 20 meeting, the Texas State University team said the Kyle model would have to surpass 58 riders per day to exceed the city's budget—$150,000 for fiscal year 2020-21.

Mayor Jane Hughson speaks during a groundbreaking for medical marijuana company Goodblend in San Marcos on April 19. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Medical marijuana company breaks ground in San Marcos

Goodblend will build a $25 million medical cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility near the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos.

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Hays County reports 500 votes in first day of early voting

Education-related election items in Hays County include $443.5 million in bonds as well as city council positions, school board seats and municipal utility district directors.

Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)
San Marcos CISD working on plan for student vaccinations

While no students at San Marcos CISD have yet been vaccinated for COVID-19, at least not as part of any district program, a plan is in the works to ramp up inoculations for that population.