6:38 AM Oct 25, 2019 CDT

After 20 years, San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance still working to expand natural areas

The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance has grown since its humble beginnings in 1998, when a group of neighbors and friends got together to protect green space near their homes.


Texas Municipal League adopts resolution seeking state legislation on pipeline routing

The Texas Municipal League has adopted a resolution that formally asks the state of Texas to pass legislation that would mandate greater oversight of oil and gas pipeline routing.


Texas Pie Company's Julie Albertson says 'it's all about bringing more people to Kyle'

When Julie Albertson moved Texas Pie Company from Austin to Kyle 20 years ago, she said she did not expect that it would become part of the foundation of the city’s identity.



Buda EDC names Traci Anderson as new executive director

The Buda Economic Development Corporation has named Traci Anderson as its new executive director.


Hopdoddy Burger Bar opens at The Lyndon in San Marcos

Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened its first San Marcos location on Oct. 23 at The Lyndon, 200 Springtown Way, Ste. …


Reflecting America: What to know about the 2020 census

The official day for the 2020 census count is less than one year away, and census employees are already …


One Time Tavern now open in San Marcos

A new sports bar, One Time Tavern, opened Oct. 12 at 1700 I-35, San Marcos. The family-owned and -operated …



Central Texas transportation agency seeks input on 2045 long-range plan

A Central Texas transportation planning agency started its public input process Oct. 21 for its 2045 long-range plan , which looks at how the region will be connected over the next 25 years.


After 5 years, Silo Gallery + Studio owners still going with the flow

Elissa Beach and Chester John love fused glass for what they describe as the free-flowing nature of the art.


TxDOT nears start of RM 967 and Main Street improvement project in downtown Buda

The Texas Department of Transportation and contractor Lone Star Siteworks are about to begin work on the RM 967 and Main Street improvement project in downtown Buda.


Candidates for Kyle City Council discuss experience, city's future at candidate forum

Note: This article was updated 10/22 with statements from District 3 incumbent Council Member Robert Rizo and District 1 challenger Yvonne Flores-Cale.



Kinder Morgan pushes Permian Highway Pipeline in-service date to early 2021

Citing a “slower than anticipated pace of regulatory approvals,” Kinder Morgan Inc. President Kim Dang announced the in-service date for the Permian Highway Pipeline has been pushed back from late 2020 to early 2021.


Election 2019: Hays County pilots new countywide polling system alongside hybrid machines

When Hays County voters go to the polls this fall, they will join the electorates of more than 60 other Texas counties in being able to vote at any polling location across the jurisdiction, not only during early voting, but also on Election Day.


San Marcos seeks input on use of $24 million in federal disaster mitigation funds

The city of San Marcos is asking for public input on how to prioritize the $24,012,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funding it received earlier this year.


Q&A: Get to know the 3 candidates running for San Marcos City Council Place 2

Incumbent City Council Member Saul Gonzales faces two challengers—Devin Barrett and LMC (Lisa Marie …



Particular Home Design's studio and showroom now open in Buda

Particular Home Design, a residential design studio and showroom, opened Sept. 25 at 504 S. Loop 4, Ste. A, …


Q&A: Get to know Robert Rizo and Amanda Stark, candidates for Kyle City Council District 3

Amanda Stark, a member of the Kyle Parks and Recreation Board, is challenging incumbent Council Member Robert Rizo, who has only been in the District 3 seat since May. Rizo won a four-candidate special election that was called after the unexpected resignation of Shane Arabie.


Data: Homes in Hays County increased in value by 5.2% in past month

The latest monthly Housing Market Report from the Austin Board of Realtors shows that in the month of September, the median price for single-family homes in Hays County increased 5.2%, to $269,950, when compared to the same month last year.


GUIDE: How to use Hays County's new hybrid voting machines

See all of Community Impact Newspaper's local election coverage, including candidate Q&A's and polling …



Q&A: Get to know Maxfield Baker and Mark Gleason, candidates for San Marcos City Council Place 1

Two planning and zoning commissioners, Maxfield Baker and Mark Gleason, are running to fill the San Marcos City Council Place 1 seat, which is currently held by Council Member Lisa Prewitt. Prewitt announced in August that she plans to run for a Hays County commissioner seat in 2020.


Austin, San Marcos, Kyle join second legal challenge to Permian Highway Pipeline over endangered species

The cities of Austin, Kyle and San Marcos have joined with the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District and the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association in filing a notice of intent to sue federal agencies over the anticipated impact of the Permian Highway Pipeline on several endangered species.


Physical Therapy of San Marcos opens on Stagecoach Trail, offering second location of Wimberley practice

Physical Therapy of San Marcos, an outpatient therapy clinic, opened Sept. 16 at 350 Stagecoach Trail, Ste. …


Q&A: Get to know Dex Ellison and Yvonne Flores-Cale, candidates for Kyle City Council District 1

Yvonne Flores-Cale is challenging incumbent Council Member Dex Ellison in the race for the Kyle City Council District 1 seat. Ellison was first elected in 2016 .