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Friday, September 17th, 2010

US Foodservice breaks ground near Buda

Following a long battle of lawsuits and lawmaking, U.S. Foodservice broke ground Thursday on its $50 million regional distribution center east of Buda. Representatives from U.S. Foodservice were joined by officials from Buda and Hays County for the ceremony.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Texas Supreme Court declines to hear case against US Foodservice

The Texas Supreme Court announced last week that it would refuse to hear a request filed by opponents of a US Foodservice distribution facility east of Buda, clearing the way for construction of the facility.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Hays CISD approves 5-year strategic plan

Hays CISD Trustees approved a five-year strategic plan this week, ending a five-month initiative to name the school district's goals and aspirations. The Hays CISD staff will work on an implementation plan through the summer.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Residents push TxDOT for action on FM 1626

About 300 Buda-area residents, upset with crawling progress on improvements to FM 1626, attended a public hearing conducted by the Texas Department of Public Transportation (TxDOT) Tuesday night at Elm Grove Elementary School and asked for the...

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Buda year in review: Change at the top, but not on Main Street

New life under a home rule charter led to the city changing the majority of its council, along with its city manager. However, the city's sales tax base took a beating, leading to a tax increase, while...

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Highway mayors endorse road bond

The mayors of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda all came out in favor of the $207 road bond on the November ballot. The mayors revealed their position in an open letter to their constituents

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Buda offers city manager contract to Diboll’s Williams

Buda is offering its city manager position to Kenneth Williams, the city manager in Diboll, perhaps ending a protracted search for a new city manager.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

The Myth of Jones: The slow path in downtown Buda

However one looks at it, downtown Buda faces a long path to prosperity. The best downtown merchants can hope for at any given time is a sense of progress.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Budget woes back Buda off Texas Main Street program

Right after learning that learning that the city faces a $500,000 budget shortfall, Buda's city council declined to apply for the Texas Main Street program Tuesday night, another blow for the city's struggling downtown.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Buda tabs Tubbs for city manager

The Buda City Council looked at two finalists from Texas, one from California and another from New Mexico, then decided to pick Jennifer Tubbs of Watertown, MI, as their new city manager.

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