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.

1:51 PM Jul 29, 2022 CDT

Austin job market continues to grow with the city

In May of this year, Austin made up all the jobs it lost during the pandemic and is the eighth-best performing metro in terms of job growth.


LMK Salon & Co. now open in Kyle

LMK Salon & Co. is now open in Kyle.


Texas sales tax holiday on school supplies planned for Aug. 5-7

Items can be purchased in person, online or through mail order to qualify.



Little Caesars now open in San Marcos

Little Caesars is now open in San Marcos on Martin Luther King Drive.


USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

Telecommunications companies in Central Texas and the West Plains region will receive funding to help rural Texans gain access to high-speed internet.


Willie's Grill and Icehouse coming to Kyle

The new location of Willie's Grill and Icehouse will be located at 19200 I-35, Kyle.


Interim city clerk certifies marijuana decriminalization petition in San Marcos

More than 3,700 signatures were invalidated due to the voter not updating their registration information.



IHOP set to open in early 2023 in San Marcos

A new IHOP location is set to open in early 2023 in San Marcos near the outlets.


Austin-area office rental rates increasing as vacancies decrease

Throughout the Austin metro, office spaces are seeing an increase in demand for large office spaces, but according to a report from AQUILA, demand does not always mean signed leases.


10 commercial projects filed in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, including new pet store

Doris Miller Middle School and DeZavala Elementary School are set to undergo renovations, and Kyle has plans for new Taco Bell and Torchy’s Tacos locations.


Buda to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions Aug. 1

The city of Buda will enter Stage 1 drought restrictions Aug. 1.



Hays CISD to require applications for free, reduced-price meals for 2022-23 school year

Hays CISD officials announced July 25 that it will return to requiring an eligibility application for free or reduced-price meals for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.


Texas receives over 14,000 monkeypox vaccines as cases rise

Over 5,000 doses have been sent to Dallas County, and others will be distributed to local health departments.


Kyle City Council discusses direction of $279M road bond

Kyle City Council held a special workshop meeting to discuss the direction of the $279 million transportation bond to be placed on the November ballot.


Hays Communities YMCA to celebrate 15th anniversary with free community event

The event will feature food, music, games, activities at the outdoor pool and more.



Crisis and family shelters in Central Texas receive prevention grants from Texas Council on Family Violence

The grant funding will be used to support prevention programs, hire counselors, cover temporary housing costs and more.


Hays County commissioners consider more school resource officers to Hays, Wimberley, Dripping Springs ISDs

HCISD asked for three additional SROs; DSISD asked for one additional SRO; and WISD asked for two additional SROs.


Texas higher education institutions receive $15 million for workforce development

The funds support community or state technical colleges with vocational training programs lasting up to six months.


Experts emphasize fire safety, emergency preparedness amid abnormally dry conditions throughout Texas

Nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by people. With dry vegetation and minimal rainfall, experts encourage Texans to be aware of their surroundings and obey local restrictions.



Austin Energy's proposed 2023 budget would raise monthly bill by over $15 for average homeowner

Costs are outpacing revenue, so Austin Energy is proposing to raise base rates as part of its regular base rate review.


Kyle City Council votes to allow firing ranges in entertainment zoning district

The Kyle City Council voted to amend the entertainment zoning requirements to allow indoor firing ranges.