San Marcos - Buda - Kyle

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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.

Breakdown: Here is what is in the proposed $190B Samsung expansions in Taylor and Austin

All told, the proposed expansions add up to about $190 billion. Put into perspective, the fiscal year 2020-21 budget for the state of Texas was about $260 billion.

City of Kyle amends Stage 2 drought restrictions amid increased demand

The city of Kyle has amended its Stage 2 drought restrictions as water demand continues to increase.

Kyle City Council, Hays County commissioners sign onto interlocal agreement for improvements from 2020 bond

The Kyle City Council and Hays County Commissioners Court signed onto an interlocal agreement July 19 for park and green space improvements as part of the $10 million bond from November 2020.

Samsung proposal for expansions in Taylor total more than $167 billion and 8,200 new jobs

If approved, the facilities would bring an estimated $167.6 billion in investment in addition to the $17 billion Samsung has already committed to at the Taylor site. 

Buda tables work on creating public improvement district policy

Buda City Council tabled a resolution July 19 to adopt a public improvement district, or PID, policy.

Smoothie King now open in San Marcos

Smoothie King offers a variety of smoothies with additions, such as coffee, protein powder, probiotics, fiber and more.

New mental health crisis line, 988, launched in Texas

The new three-digit number will likely reduce calls to 911 during mental health emergencies, officials said.

A music festival, an ATV tour and more events throughout San Marcos, Buda, Kyle this July, August

Check out a variety of events happening throughout San Marcos, Buda and Kyle this July and August.

Little Kitchen Academy coming to Texas by end of 2022

Little Kitchen Academy will be expanding into Texas with 75 locations across the state planned for the next decade, according to a news release from Franchise Elevator PR.

Texas sues Biden administration over federal emergency abortion guidelines

The lawsuit argues that the federal government has violated state sovereignty by requiring hospitals to provide abortions as a form of emergency medical treatment.

Big's Meat Market now open in Buda

Big's Meat Market held a soft opening July 1 at 270 Old San Antonio Road, Buda.

TxDOT adds $150M in funding for rural, urban public transportation

The funding is meant to make public transportation safer and more reliable.

Kyle creates third reinvestment zone

A tax increment reinvestment zone—or TIRZ—is a tool used to promote development within an area by allocating tax revenue for improvements within that zone.