2:56 PM Sep 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


12:52 PM Sep 18, 2020 CDT

Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.


Georgetown to get steakhouse, speakeasy plus more Central Texas news

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School districts in San Marcos, Hays County face the unknown as semesters commence in the fall

Fall semesters began for the campuses within San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD on Sept. 8, as both districts contended with the reality that administrators, teachers and students were swimming in uncharted waters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Casa Choi brings fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine in San Marcos

By combining the hallmarks of Mexican cuisine with the flavors of Korea, owner Jason Choi elevates both with combinations of kimchi, tortillas and bulgogi.


Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

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Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock.


Texas Bean and Brew House celebrates one year in San Marcos

Texas Bean and Brew House, located at 1328 N. I-35, San Marcos, is celebrating its one-year anniversary Sept. 20.


Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

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Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.



TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Virtual open houses for $37 million Kyle Public Safety Center election to run through October

The city of Kyle is kicking off a series of five virtual open houses geared toward informing voters about the upcoming $37 million bond election for a new public safety center.


Austin Community College, Army Futures Command to launch software incubator program this winter

The program will be located at the renovated ACC Rio Grande campus in downtown Austin.


San Marcos PD releases initial cite-and-release data, skewed by pandemic

Despite a decline in police calls and traffic stops, cite-and-release incidents were up 70%.



City of Kyle's 180-acre Spooner Tract primed for large-scale residential, commercial development

A large, rectangular plot of land in Kyle known as the Spooner Tract is now primed for a massive overhaul toward residential and commercial uses.


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

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Corridor Title, with locations in San Marcos and New Braunfels, to celebrate 10th anniversary

Central Texas finance company Corridor Title, which has offices in New Braunfels and San Marcos, is celebrating its 10th anniversary Oct. 25.


San Marcos City Council adopts 2020-21 budget, tax rate

The city's general operating fund will shrink by $3.2 million because of its use to balance the budget.



Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.


Buda City Council adopts FY 2020-21 budget, tax rate

Ahead of the Oct. 1 start of the 2021 fiscal year, Buda City Council approved a property tax rate that is expected to generate $6.7 million in total revenue to the city.


Application process extended for renaming committee for West RM 150, formerly Rebel Drive

Kyle officials are moving forward with their plan to include more community involvement in the process that will eventually rename the roadway formerly known as Rebel Drive.


Active COVID-19 cases in Hays County continue slow decline

With case counts shrinking in San Marcos, the city of Kyle now leads Hays County in active coronavirus cases.



Kyle plans for reopening certain city facilities, events in September

Kyle officials are proceeding with caution toward reopening some of the city's facilities, but city staff stated any of that could change depending on what local pandemic numbers do over the next several weeks.


Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

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