5:32 PM Oct 20, 2021 CDT

Housing market shows signs of stabilizing, but median prices in Southwest Austin area remain high

Hays County is growing fast and selling houses for more and more money, though the number of sales is down year over year, data show.


2:04 PM Oct 22, 2021 CDT

Shaggy Dog Market opens third location in San Marcos

Buda resident Craig Barron opened the third location of Shaggy Dog Market in San Marcos.


Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.



New fitness studio, candy pop-up shop coming to Hill Country Galleria

A new candy pop-up shop and fitness studio are coming to Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria.



Texas State University awarded $9.8M for active shooter response training

ALERRT was created in 2002 for training and research into active shooter response training.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.



Mixed-use, residential developments coming to Kyle

Mixed use developments are coming to Kyle.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.


Nonprofit's tool says TxDOT I-35 expansion proposals would have profound environmental consequences

The tool says that the proposal would create between 255 and 382 million additional vehicle miles traveled per year.




Rapid housing assistance available for Hays County residents in need

The Hays County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has expanded and added a new program called the Community Assistance Program that partners citizens in need with community-based case managers to help get them back on their feet.


Hays County reports one COVID-19-related fatality Oct. 20; total active cases continue downward trend

The county reported 37 newly-confirmed cases and one new hospitalization with 15 new discharges. Additionally, 17 people are currently hospitalized, down from 39 on Oct. 7.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.


San Marcos City Council adopts legacy business program

The program is being developed with input from Main Street Advisory Board and the Historic Preservation Commission.



4 businesses coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Barton Springs Pool reopens and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Read the latest top news about restaurants, businesses and other commercial projects that are coming soon or now open

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 19.


80% of San Marcos CISD staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 1,000 school district staff are now vaccinated.


Hays CISD board of trustees vote to change 2021-22 academic school year schedule

The Hays CISD board of trustees changed its 2021-22 academic school year to support teachers.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: New H-E-B in Leander opening soon; Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 18.


20 fall activities to do across Central Texas; Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.


Coming October and November events in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Here are some spooky events happening throughout San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.


Several large projects included in Buda’s Nov. 2 bond election

The multiple projects included in both propositions for the Buda Bond election include projects as high as $24 million and as low as $200,000.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.


What to know ahead of early voting Oct. 18 for Nov. election in Hays County

What to know before heading to the polls for the upcoming election