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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

High-profile corner lot at FM 967, FM 1626 sells to New Orleans group

A New Orleans-based family trust has bought 2.73 acres at southwestern corner of the high-traffic FM 1626-FM 967 intersection where CVS Pharmacy is currently building its first Buda store.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TxDOT lets $5.8M contracts for Hays, Caldwell road projects

Construction contracts include widening FM 967 in Buda and replacing two aging bridges — one over the San Marcos River near San Marcos and another over Plum Creek near Luling

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Hays County awards contract for FM 1626 widening

The first phase of widening FM 1626 in northern Hays and southern Travis counties will be underway within six weeks and cost 25 percent less than initial estimates, Hays County Pct. 2 Commissioner Mark Jones said today.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Long-awaited FM 1626 widening to start this summer

The long-awaited widening of FM 1626, a busy thoroughfare between Buda and Austin, is one of two major road projects set to begin this summer in Kyle and Buda.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Dacy Lane to close for six months

An expansion of Dacy Lane (CR 205) in Kyle will cause the roadway to be closed for six months from north of Seton Parkway to south of Downing Way.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Precinct 4 commissioner candidates discuss county issues

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs) is being challenged for re-election in November by Dripping Springs businessman Ray Whisenant (R-Dripping Springs). Each candidate answered identical questions posed by San Marcos Local News.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

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