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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Kyle, Buda show little interest in quieting loud train

A lonely train whistle announcing its approach in the distance is a familiar sound for Buda and Kyle residents. The horns cry out, two long, one short, one long, between 15 and 20 times each day — and night.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Buda moves to annex Texas Lehigh cement plant

The city of Buda is preparing to annex the largest business in northern Hays County in a race to lock up future sales and property tax revenue in the area.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Election 2011: Final unofficial Hays County results

Voters in the Buda area rejected a sales tax increase to fund Hays County ESD No. 8 and those in Dripping Springs ISD demolished a property tax increase ratification.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda deny CenterPoint rate hike

The cities of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have lined up against proposed increases in CenterPoint Energy natural gas service rates, setting off a process that will end with both sides arguing their cases before the Texas...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Buda police department assumes duties

The brand new Buda Police Department assumed law enforcement duties in the city Wednesday. The police department will cost the city about $700,000 annually, about the fee it paid previously for a dedicated patrol from the Hays...

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...

Monday, March 29th, 2010

State Supreme Court demands Buda response

The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the City of Buda to respond to a writ filed by city residents demanding a public vote on a land use change approved by the city council last summer. The land...

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Buda to start police force, Kidd to be police chief

Buda officials are going ahead with plans to replace their dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office with their own police force. The city already has tabbed Bo Kidd to run the department after Hays County...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ruge announces run for Buda council

Todd Ruge, who failed in a bid to join the Buda City Council in 2008, has announced his candidacy for the council's Place 2 in the May 8 election. No other candidates for the position have announced....

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

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