San Marcos - Buda - Kyle

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2:50 PM Apr 22, 2022 CDT

Buda receives $1.6M of federal funding for critical infrastructure for creation of commercial, industrial growth district

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett announced March 28 that the city of Buda secured $1.6 million of federal funding following President Joe Biden signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act into law March 16.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.


Kyle begins preliminary engineering for potential $100M road bond on November ballot

At a meeting April 19, the Kyle City Council approved the city manager to negotiate agreements with six engineering firms to create preliminary reports for a 2022 Road Bond to be on the November ballot.



Kelly R. Damphousse confirmed as next president of Texas State University

Kelly R. Damphousse has been confirmed as Texas State University's next president.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.


Utilities director provides update on water usage, rates and utility assistance programs to San Marcos City Council

Of the 47 accounts more than 60 days in delinquency, 25% received forgiveness from City Council action in August.


Retailer Hays Co. Outfitters provides apparel for the outdoors

The San Marcos-based outdoor gear and apparel retailer is set to open a second location in Buda.




Buda City Council approves special-use permit for construction of new Dutch Bros location

The Buda City Council approved a special-use permit for the construction of a new Dutch Bros at 2090 Main St., Buda, at the April 19 meeting.


Mano Amiga updates community on San Marcos marijuana decriminalization ballot initiative as signature deadline nears

Mano Amiga has roughly six weeks to collect 1,700 valid signatures from registered San Marcos voters to get a marijuana decriminalization initiative on the ballot.


Q&A: Get to know who is running for the Hays CISD board of trustees ahead of May 7 election

Voters will decide who represents them in District 4 and District 5 on May 7.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 19.


Hays CISD appoints new director of athletics, deputy academic officer April 18

The Hays CISD board of trustees approved the appointment of a new director of athletics and new deputy academic officer at a meeting April 18.


UPDATE: Austin airport, Capital Metro respond to federal ruling overturning mask mandate for public transportation

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Capital Metro are both assessing how an April 18 decision by a federal judge to strike down the mask mandate for public transportation will affect their operations.


Employees run the show at Kahvie Cafe, creating their own new, expanded menu

The coffee shop offers more than just a caffeine fix.



Q&A: Get to know who is running for the San Marcos CISD board of trustees ahead of May 7 election

The candidates are running to replace District 4 Board Member Kathy Hanson, who is not seeking another term on the school board.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hoots Wings opening delayed in Round Rock; Grab N Go Tacos now open in New Caney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 18.


Oversight committee, Buda City Council to get presentation on timeline, process for $89.66M bond April 18-19

The Buda Bond Oversight Committee is expected to receive a presentation April 18 from WSB and Associates Inc. for the bond program manager position, which will then be presented to the City Council on April 19 for final approval.


Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to save Texans estimated $1.5M

The sales tax holiday for emergency supplies is estimated to save Texans $1.5 million.



Public defender's office one step closer to becoming a reality in Hays County

Funding for the public defender's office was allocated from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Plano ISD could cut programs due to rising state recapture bill; Frosties to offer daiquiris to go in downtown Hutto and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 14.