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Cities, hotels in Hays County brace for 80% drop in business

City officials and hotel owners in Hays County brace for the highest hotel revenue deficit seen in the last few years brought by the pandemic.


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Hays County reports 88 new coronavirus cases, 38 additional recoveries July 13

Numbers provided by the Hays County Local Health Department showed 88 new coronavirus cases July 13.




Kiddie Academy of Buda now open on Main Street

The 10,000 square foot facility is expected to serve 195 students ages 6 weeks-5 years.


Department of Defense task forces deployed to help Texas combat COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 13 the U.S. Department of Defense would provide more resources to Texas to combat the rise of COVID-19.



Cedar Park police chief moves to Burnet, driver's license offices reopen: Most popular news this week from Central Texas

Read the most popular Central Texas news from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.



Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


Green Guy Recycling in San Marcos expands community options

Green Guy Recycling specializes in purchasing ferrous, or iron-based metals, and nonferrous metals.



MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.


UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.





Buda's Beijing Bistro offers customized eats and family atmosphere

Eduardo Martinez started working in Chinese restaurants in 1995, shortly after he arrived from Mexico. He started in the food industry as a dishwasher, then eventually became owner of his own restaurant.


Hays County reports 85 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death July 8

The Hays County Local Health Department confirmed 85 additional coronavirus cases July 8, bringing the total to 3,328.


2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


San Marcos City Council members approve resolution to create river parking district

San Marcos City Council members approved a resolution supporting the creation of a River Benefit Parking District with the implementation of paid parking at a July 7 meeting.



San Marcos moves forward with COVID-19 Testing Program in partnership with Hays County

San Marcos City Council learned details about a partnership between the city and Hays County at a July 7 meeting that could advance coronavirus testing efforts.


Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.


Hays County reports 50 new coronavirus cases July 7

Numbers provided by the Hays County Local Health Department showed 50 new coronavirus cases and one new hospitalization July 7.


New Sport Clips Haircuts CEO to succeed founder

In his early work with Sport Clips, Edward oversaw the company-owned stores, taking many of them to top performers within the system.



Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.


New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.