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Monday, October 6th, 2008

Buda council to look at cops costs, highway annexation

The Buda City Council is likely to renew its agreement to receive law enforcement service from the Hays County Sheriff's Office, but the cost is going up 14 percent for the same service. Also, the city flexing its new powers to initiate annexation along Interstate-35, attempting to bring in Crestview RV Park.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

New city manager to debut at Buda council meeting

Kenneth Williams will debut as Buda's new city manager at Tuesday's meeting of the Buda City Council. The council will finalize a budget and tax rate while giving marching orders on how to replace municipal court Judge...

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Buda council trims tax rate proposal

Buda's city council proposed a ten-percent trim from the staff's recommended 25-cent property tax rate. That means more cuts from the coming budget.

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Bill Peterson’s Blog: Taxing times in Buda and Kyle

In the past, Buda and Kyle could dip into fund balances here and there to keep tax rates low, but it appears neither town has any choice but to raise property tax rates in the next budget...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Buda, Williams agree to terms

The City of Buda has agreed to terms with Kenneth Williams to become the new city manager. The Buda City Council could issue formal approval of the contract as early as this evening.

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.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Debt, declining revenues push Buda towards historic tax hike

Combining a $1.1 million revenue decrease with an $800,000 increase in debt service payments, Buda faces an eight-cent property tax rate increase on the proposed budget for next year.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

City of Buda Blog: Council to bring in two more city manager candidates

Buda is bringing in two more city manager candidates at the end of the month as a long search for Robert Camareno's replacement continues.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Buda to interview new round of city manager candidates

A five-months search for the next Buda city manager will continue with councilmembers tossing out the old list of finalists and working on a new one.

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.

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