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Breaking Ground Life Coaching opens in Buda in January

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Breaking Ground Life Coaching, LLC, 1645 Main St., Ste. DPMB, Buda, opened Jan. 3. Owner Aaron Caldwell said his company is veteran-owned and-operated and a certified professional life coach service that provides assistance in life, career, relationship and executive coaching. 707-372-6719.... more >

PHOTOS: Second San Marcos Summermoon Coffee opens in Springtown

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Summermoon Coffee held its soft opening today in the new Springtown development. Located next to Great Clips at 1180 Thorpe Lane, Ste. 206, the Austin-based coffee shop offers caffeinated beverages and snacks.... more >

Buda’s Red Door relocates, plans to reopen in mid-February

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After 12 years at 122 N. Main St., Buda, Buda's Red Door—which sells trinkets, accessories, clothing, jewelry, fragrances and soap products—will relocate to Little House on Main, 569 Main St., Buda, in mid-February due to losing its lease. The store's last day at its current location is Jan. 8. The grand reopening in mid-February will also be the Buda's Red Door 12th anniversary party. 512-295-7818.... more >

Cici’s Pizza is opening a new location in San Marcos

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Cici’s Pizza is opening next door to the new Pak Mail at 1101 Thorpe Lane, Ste. 107, San Marcos. It will replace The Rodeo Restaurant this spring. The restaurant chain serves traditional, deep-dish or flatbread pizza, salads, wings, pasta, soups and desserts.... more >

Good Carma Automotive moves to Buda from Austin in January

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Good Carma Automotive, 10524 Manchaca Road, Austin, will be moving to its new location at 590 S. Loop 4, Buda, in January. The auto repair shop prides itself on giving quality repairs at an affordable price. The business will keep its doors open in Austin until February. 512-928-0605.... more >

Austin-based pet hospital to open new clinic in Kyle this spring

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ZippiVet, 5896 Kyle Parkway, Kyle, will open its new location in the spring. The Austin-based pet hospital provides comprehensive pet care, including drop-off and walk-in service and seven-day-a-week and evening hours. 512-904-0218.... more >

Silver Star Insurance Group moves to new location in Downtown Buda

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Silver Star Insurance Group relocated its office down the street from 216 N. Main St., Buda, to 320 N. Main St., Buda, on Dec. 1. The company assists clients in finding the best up-to-date insurance products for them. 512-200-7196.... more >

San Marcos Edward Jones office relocates to Kyle

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Financial adviser Trish Widler relocated her Edward Jones office from 300 S. CM Allen Pkwy., Ste. 210, San Marcos, to 1300 Dacy Lane, Ste. 210, Kyle, on Dec. 4. Widler’s office helps clients find the best financial, education and retirement savings strategies to best fit their needs. 512-504-9984.... more >

Popular hotel chain to open in San Marcos this March

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Marcos South will open March 1 at 900 Barnes Drive, San Marcos. All rooms will include a mini refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, 42-inch televisions and a Keurig coffee machine. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center and free breakfast. 512-392-6355.... more >

Mother-daughter duo opens boutique in San Marcos

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Wander Boutique and Co., which sells clothing and home decor, opened Dec. 1 after receiving a conditional-use permit from the city of San Marcos. Owned by mother-daughter duo Brandy and Lauryn Taylor, Wander Boutique and Co. is located at 217 Moore St., San Marcos. 281-408-9385.... more >

New taxicab company approved for San Marcos

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A new taxi company will immediately start serving the San Marcos area following approval from San Marcos City Council on Tuesday. San Marcos Taxi, which began in Round Rock and has since expanded to Buda and Kyle, is a 24-hour, veteran-owned and -operated company. Owner Ivan Castellon received his operating permit from the council Tuesday and said service would start immediately. Customers can also book reservations with San Marcos Taxi. Marina McGinness, a human resource partner with... more >

Candy, Sweets & Treats in San Marcos is closing to pursue ‘other ventures’

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A local candy shop in downtown San Marcos is closing its doors Friday after two years in business. In a Facebook post Tuesday, the owners of Candy, Sweets & Treats, located at 241 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos, announced its closure. "Thank you San Marcos for all the support over the last 2-plus years. In order to focus on other ventures, Candy Sweets and Treats will be closing its doors by the end of the year," the post said. The local business sold nostalgic and foreign candy, fudge,... more >

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen opens second location in San Marcos

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Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen opened Nov. 24 at 2820 S. I-35, San Marcos. The restaurant chain sells Southern-style food, including fried chicken, biscuits, sandwiches, wraps and seafood. 512-216-0902.... more >

A new student housing apartment complex opens in San Marcos

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Pointe San Marcos, a student housing apartment complex, opened Nov. 10. Located at 417 Comanche St., San Marcos, Pointe San Marcos offers 344 beds in 109 one-, two-, three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom units. Units come equipped with modern finishes, private balconies, wood-style flooring, granite countertops, ceiling fans, flat-screen televisions, Energy Star appliances, and a washer and dryer. 512-766-5876.... more >

Gadget Xpress opens up shop in San Marcos Premium Outlets

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Fareed Uddin opened Gadget Xpress, a kiosk that sells premium smartphone accessories, customized phone cases, smartphones and gadgets, in the San Marcos Premium Outlets on Aug. 4. Located opposite Nike Outlet at 3939 I-35, San Marcos, Gadget Xpress also performs repairs that are warranted for 90 days.334-268-8084.... more >

The Railhouse, music venue and bar, opens in Kyle

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The Railhouse, 107 E. Center St., Kyle, will be an indoor and outdoor live entertainment location serving Kyle and South Austin. The bar will feature food trucks, drinks and games. The business soft opened on Dec. 26. 512-268-7245.... more >

Hat Creek Burger Company expanding to San Marcos

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Hat Creek Burger Company will expand to San Marcos by summer 2018. A new location is set for 4206 S. I-35 and will be about 2,223 square feet, about half of which will be an outdoor covered patio. The fast-casual, family-friendly restaurant will also include a drive-thru and a fenced-in playground. It will have room for 136 seats and be open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Menu items include salads, breakfast, burgers, chicken dishes, sides... more >

Local consignment shop opens in downtown Kyle

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Kismet Kyle, 225 S. Main St., opened in downtown Kyle on Nov. 9. The consignment boutique sells a large selection of women’s and girl’s apparel and accessories. Consignors can receive up to 70 percent of the selling price for their gently used items. 512-504-3356.... more >

Seton Medical Center Hays finishes construction of 30-bed surgical unit

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Seton Medical Center Hays, 6001 Kyle Pkwy., Kyle, completed an expansion project Nov. 28, adding a 30-bed surgical unit on the fifth and final floor of the hospital. According to Seton Hays COO Neal Kelley, the new space will help improve Seton’s capability to treat trauma, recruit physicians and manage emergency room volume. The unit allows an additional 50-60 employees to work on that floor. The fifth floor will primarily be focused on surgical procedures and features a centralized... more >

Poco Loco Market opens in San Marcos

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Poco Loco Market, a Mexican-style restaurant, opened in September at 2745 Hunter Road, San Marcos. Poco Loco Market is attached to the Shell gas station. 512-667-9315. www.facebook.com/poco... more >

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