Here's what you need to know in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle to start your week:
1. San Marcos holds meeting on flood mitigation funding
The City of San Marcos invites the public to comment on how $8.7 million in funds should be spent in flood mitigation improvements. The federal funding was given for projects that will help the city recover from the May and October 2015 floods. The public meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St.
2. Aquarena Springs Drive to close overnight for two weeks
The Texas Department of Transportation has closed Aquarena Springs Drive until Sept. 19 between Charles Austin Drive and Mill Street. Crews will be setting steel bridge beams for the new overpass.
3. Buda considers bringing hotel and conference center to city
City Council heard a presentation Tuesday that could bring a 120-room hotel and conference center to somewhere along the I-35 corridor. The hotel would cost an estimated $18 million to build and would create nearly 200 jobs during the building process. There have been a few interested developers who brought the idea to Buda, and the next step would be to find a developer to agree to a development contract with the city.
4. San Marcos holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony
The City of San Marcos will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the events of 9/11 at 8:45 a.m. Monday at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St. The program will open with a welcome from City Manager Bert Lumbreras. Mayor John Thomaides will follow with a proclamation and introduce the guest speaker, Retired Maj. Gen. Chris Adams. The historic fire bell in front of City Hall will be tolled in honor of the first responders who died that day.
5. Hays County to consider providing disaster relief funding to Caldwell County
On Tuesday, Hays County Commissioners will consider providing an undetermined amount of money to Caldwell County to help with cleanup and improvement efforts following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. The money would be used for road maintenance and repairs as well as personnel and equipment. Caldwell County is also applying for federal funding and said should the county receive some of that, it would reimburse Hays County.
9/11 memorial events, road closures and 3 other things to know in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this week, Sept. 11-17
The Texas Department of Transportation will close Aquarena Springs Drive overnight for the next two weeks.