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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Buda mayor resigns without notice

Buda Mayor Sarah Mangham submitted a letter of resignation to City Manager Kenneth Williams and City Secretary Danny Batts Tuesday afternoon, citing health issues and personal reasons for resigning. Her resignation was effective immediately.

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...

Friday, July 30th, 2010

San Marcos council seeks city manager finalist before November election

The request for proposals from San Marcos City Hall to city manager search firms specifies that the selection of a new city chief executive should take place "within 60 days." In that case, the sitting council would...

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.

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 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...

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Judge turns back Buda referendum bid

A state appeals court last week turned back Buda citizens who hoped to vote down a land use change, saying a city council decision clearing the way for US Foodservice to locate in the eastern extraterritorial jurisdiction...

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

BudaFirst sues city over food facility

A pair of Buda residents is suing the city for refusing to allow residents to vote on a city council decision that greases the skids for US Foodservice to locate east of town.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Buda still facing US Foods fight

A group wishing to keep a US Foodservice facility out of Buda is giving the city council one more meeting to allow a referendum on the matter. Otherwise, Budadfirst is threatening to sue.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Buda clashes with sheriff over Kidd

Buda officials say they're better off starting their own police department than maintaining a service agreement with the county after Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, left, busted down former Buda patrol Captain Bo Kidd, right, and re-assigned him to...

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