San Marcos - Buda - Kyle

Stay informed about the latest local news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle, including city council coverage, I-35 updates and the newest business and development headlines affecting your community.

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Hays CISD adopts $306M budget for fiscal year 2022-23

The Hays CISD board of trustees adopted the fiscal year 2022-23 budget of $306.6 million at a special meeting June 28.


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Jacob's Well closed by Hays County due to abnormal bacteria levels

The county will work with individuals holding reservations affected by the closure to move them to other dates once the natural area fully reopens to swimming.


Central Texas counties push for fireworks safety measures amid drought

Certain aerial fireworks, including stick rockets and missiles with fins, have been banned by Hays County, while Travis and Williamson counties have partnered with distributors to stop the products from being sold.



City of Austin makes plans for future heat advisories as temperatures remain high

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison spearheads an initiative for the city to create an interdepartmental plan for Austinites to take care of themselves during the summer months


Texas leaders allocate $100.5M for school safety, mental health ahead of 2023 legislative session

Up to $5 million will be used to evaluate mental health services in Uvalde in the wake of the May 24 school shooting. The Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center was asked to provide lawmakers with an assessment of the community's needs.


Judge blocks Texas’ pre-Roe abortion law, temporarily resuming abortions for 2 weeks

A temporary restraining order will allow some abortion clinics across Texas to resume abortion care for at least two weeks. A secondary hearing is set for July 12.


Hays CISD board of trustees approves meeting calendar for 2022-23 school year

The board meets in the Kunkel Room at the Historic Buda Elementary Campus, 300 San Marcos St., Buda, at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated.



Officials urge Texans to attend local fireworks shows for July Fourth amid widespread drought

As Texas experiences a dry summer, burn bans and fireworks restrictions are in place in various counties. Fireworks are always prohibited on U.S. Forest Service land.


Kyle City Council approves $40K homestead exemption with additional $10K exemption for residents with disabilities, veterans, seniors

At a special meeting June 25, the Kyle City Council approved a $40,000 general homestead exemption and an additional $10,000 exemption for residents with disabilities, veterans and seniors.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.


U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.



Plans underway to tackle lifeguard shortage in Kyle

Kyle City Council directed city staff to come up with a plan to fully staff the city pool amid a lifeguard shortage.


Alliance Industrial Co. breaks ground on 1.4M-square-foot Kyle/35 Logistics Park

Kyle and Hays County leadership joined Alliance Industrial Co. for the groundbreaking of the new logistics center in Kyle to be completed in early 2023.


100 latest commercial projects filed for new construction, renovation in the Austin metro

From Round Rock to San Marcos, see the latest plans for new construction and renovations filed for restaurants, bars, residential communities and businesses.


10 commercial projects filed in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, including new indoor swimming facility

See construction plans for a new Adidas location, a new Smokey Mo’s BBQ restaurant and a new Tint World auto shop.



Pedernales Electric Cooperative office in Kyle now open following two-month closure for renovations

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative office in Kyle is now open after a two-month closure for renovations.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment receives $2M in federal appropriations for study on climate change and its effect on Texas water

At Spring Lake in front of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment on June 20, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, announced the procurement of $2 million in federal appropriation funds for a new project to study the impact climate change has on water in Texas.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.



Hays County commissioners receive study findings for potential animal shelter to aid overpopulated San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

The Hays County Commissioners Court held a workshop to discuss the findings of an animal shelter and animal services feasibility study for the county at a meeting June 21.


Waffle House coming to Kyle

A new Waffle House is in the works for Kyle after the planning and zoning commission approved a conditional-use permit for its construction.


The Pita Shop brings Jordanian cuisine to San Marcos

A trifecta of cuisine, The Pita Shop serves Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Greek food, all of which have their own flavor profiles.


Kyle City Council to discuss pay increase for seasonal staffing amid shortage as pool is set to reopen June 24

Kyle City Council will discuss possibly increasing pool staff pay as staffing shortages have affected the number of days the pool will be open for public swim.



Family-owned Kyle Flea Market provides indoor and outdoor space for vendors’ trinkets, treasures

Anyone can be a vendor and can sell items ranging from clothes and jewelry, art, vinyl records and CDs to video games, trading cards, plants and more.