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Two seasonal Spirit Halloween stores now open in San Marcos

Two seasonal Spirit Halloween outlets are open in San Marcos through the end of October. Spirit Halloween …


Teachers in SMCISD's special ed. transition program propose facility upgrades

San Marcos CISD teachers in charge of the district’s Crossroads transition program proposed facility upgrades to school board members at their Sept. 16 meeting.


Kyle's new assisted-living and memory care facility to open on Philomena Drive by end of October

The Philomena, a new assisted-living and memory care facility located at 350 Philomena Drive, Kyle, is …



Baylor Scott & White opens first full-service hospital in Buda

Baylor Scott & White Health opened Buda’s first full-service hospital Sept. 28 at 5330 Overpass Road, Buda. The 24-hour facility joins a primary care and multispeciality clinic that opened in August and offers emergency and comprehensive inpatient care, including diagnostic services, intensive care and surgery, among other services.


San Marcos issues temporary permit for Vie Lofts, allowing 89 of 162 evacuated students to return

The mandatory evacuation order for the student apartment complex Vie Lofts in San Marcos has been lifted, and some students will be allowed to move back in.


Austin Regional Clinic to open second Kyle location in 2020

Austin Regional Clinic will open a second Kyle location in early fall 2020, according to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anas Daghestani. The 15,000-square-foot space will be located in a new building currently under construction at 22420 I-35, Kyle, and will include family medicine, pediatrics and OBGYN services.


Hays CISD committee to consider new elementary school, expanded middle schools for 2020 bond

A new elementary school and expanded middle schools are some of the major items the Hays CISD administration will recommend for inclusion in a bond to go on the ballot for the May 2020 election, according to Director of Communications Tim Savoy.



Big Daddy's Tacos moving to Guadalupe Street

Big Daddy’s Tacos in San Marcos is moving from its current location on Old Ranch Road 12. The food truck …


City announces Keep San Marcos Beautiful 'Kudos Coin' program

The city of San Marcos is launching a new program called “ Kudos Coin ” to recognize people who give back to the community. 


Austin Community College to open new manufacturing incubator in 2020

Ed Latson, executive director of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, said in the six years he has been working in his current position, the biggest challenge local manufacturers have faced is attracting and maintaining talent.


Bat Wings Co. now open in downtown Buda food truck park

A new food truck, Bat Wings Co., opened Sept. 21 at Cambria and Jordan’s Rail Switch , a food truck park …



Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled Oct. 3 for San Marcos Public Library renovations

The city of San Marcos announced in a Sept. 24 press release that it will host a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 3 to mark the start of construction on the remodel and expansion of the San Marcos Public Library, located at 625 E. Hopkins St. City officials have told Community Impact Newspaper that the library will remain open throughout construction, which is expected to be completed early 2021.


New law could change citizen comment procedures at some government meetings in Texas

In September, a bill passed by the 86th Texas Legislature went into effect allowing each member of the public who wants to address a governmental body to provide comment at an open meeting before or during consideration of that item.


San Marcos City Council approves 2020 tax rate, $9.7M increase to spending

The city of San Marcos is looking at a $9.7 million increase to its annual expenditures compared to last year’s budget, along with a $12.6 million increase to its revenue.


STAC Athletics opens new training facility and gym in Kyle

Sports Training and Coaching, or STAC, Athletics opened a facility Aug. 16 at 5 Brent Blvd., Ste. 110, Kyle. …



PHOTOS: San Marcos celebrates 4th annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade

Part of the Mermaid Splash Fest , the annual Downtown Mermaid Promenade is meant to celebrate the San Marcos …



New Domino's now open on Bunton Creek Road in Kyle

A new location of Domino's Pizza opened Sept. 11 at 1101 Bunton Creek Road, Kyle. It offers takeout, delivery …


Loading Zone Grill food truck now open in downtown Buda

A new food truck, Loading Zone Grill—formerly located in Manchaca—has set up behind the Cigar Vault at …



Hays-Caldwell Women's Center closes in on goals for new transitional housing project

After years of planning and preparation, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center’s transitional housing project is getting closer to becoming a reality.


Umami Sushi brings tradition, innovation to San Marcos restaurant scene

Before he dove into the world of sushi, David Lee, the owner of Umami Sushi, was working as a general manager of a store for a cellphone company.


San Marcos' Wok & Roll temporarily closes for remodeling

Wok & Roll, a San Marcos Chinese restaurant, is going through renovations to remodel the entire space. …