12:25 PM Jan 16, 2020 CST

Austin Public Health confirms city’s first rubella case since 1999

Austin Public Health is investigating a confirmed rubella case, the first case of the contagious viral infection in Travis County since 1999.




Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop in downtown San Marcos now closed

The restaurant opened in June of last year.


Cheer & Chow on N. LBJ San Marcos has closed

The locally owned restaurant offering burgers, wine, beer and more at 214 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos closed in late December.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.


Family-owned food truck Tacos El Primo brings authentic Mexican cuisine to Kyle

Tacos El Primo offers asada, pastor, cabeza, lengua, buche and carnitas for tacos, tortas and quesadillas.



The Coffee Box is now open on Bunton Creek in Kyle

The new truck offers a full menu.


Third-generation owner of Wonder World Cave and Adventure Park expands attractions, connects to San Marcos

“The dream is to create space for people to come out just to enjoy all things San Marcos."


Enrollment in gifted and talented program raises concerns in SMCSD

A district staff member said there are low placement numbers for GT students throughout the district.


Kinder Morgan mobilizes for pipeline construction in Central Texas; opponents prepare to sue

In addition to ongoing legal challenges to the Permian Highway Pipeline, there is an entirely new lawsuit on the horizon.



Downtown Buda road work shifts to west side of Main Street; southbound lane to remain closed

Drivers will be restricted from turning right on Main Street from RM 967.


TO-DO LIST: 9 January and February events in and around San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

MLK Day, drone photography, cooking classes and 6 other events in the area.


Update: Flood advisories and severe thunderstorm watches in effect as storms enter Central Texas

The Greater Austin area, from Georgetown and parts further north running south past Dripping Springs, is under a severe weather alert as a storm set to hit later this afternoon is predicted by weather officials to carry damaging effects.


Long Orthodontics renamed Buda Orthodontics under new practitioner

The practice is now under the leadership of Dr. Connor Despot.



Hays CISD board votes to continue 2020 bond proposal process with public hearings Jan. 11, 13, 15

The district is considering calling a bond election for May 2.


San Marcos City Council to consider building exemptions into motor-assisted scooter ban

The city may allow residents to continue to use their own scooters.


Texas Health and Racquet Club opens a new location in downtown San Marcos

The fitness club features a variety of amenities including a hydromassage bed, child care and locker rooms.


GUIDE: 36 stores, services and venues new or coming soon to San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

A noncomprehensive list of stores, services and venues that opened in 2019 or will open in 2020 around the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle area:



Recent data shows rates of new cancer cases, deaths continue to decline in Texas

The new data also includes estimates for the causes of new cancer cases and deaths for the year ahead.



GUIDE: 40 bars, restaurants and eateries new or coming soon to San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

A noncomprehensive list of restaurants that opened in 2019 or will open in 2020 around the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle area:


Louisiana Crab Shack now open in Kyle

A new Cajun restaurant comes to Kyle.



Gov. Greg Abbott warns Texas agencies seeing 10,000 attempted cyber attacks per minute from Iran

Gov. Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be “particularly vigilant” over potential cyberterrorism from Iran, suggesting that heightened tensions with the country have caused an increase in attempted attacks on state agencies.


Public hearing to be held on ethics complaint over San Marcos City Council member's tweet

The resident who submitted the complaint wrote, “The councilperson has expressed bias against applicants that fit a certain profile.”