San Marcos - Buda - Kyle Edition | March 2020


QUOTEOFNOTE “WE ARE CONFIDENT WE ARE IN COMPLIANCEWITH THE PARTICULARS INVOLVING ENDANGERED SPECIES.” ALLEN FORE, KINDER MORGAN VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS NUMBER TOKNOW The number of employees, along with another 200 on-sta and consulting physicians, who will make the transition from AdventHealth to Christus Health, after the purchase of CTMC is nalized this spring. 700 CITY HIGHLIGHTS SANMARCOS In February, San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson was elected chair of the executive committee for the Capital Area council of Governments, a 29-member committee. Hughson serves on several policy committees on behalf of the city of San Marcos. HAYS COUNTY Hays County ocials are reminding residents the importance of being counted in the census. All residents of Hays County by April 1 should ll out the census form. Forms may be mailed, and counts will also take place online and by phone. KYLE The city of Kyle announced Samantha Armbruster will ll the new role of director of communications. She previously worked for the city San Marcos City Council Meets rst and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos 512-393-8000 Kyle City Council Meets rst and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. 100 W. Center St., Kyle 512-262-1010 • Buda City Council Meets rst and third Tuesdays of MEETINGSWE COVER 512-312-0084 • Hays County Commissioners Court Meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. 11 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos 512-393-2205 • of San Marcos and started her new role on Feb. 10. each month at 6 p.m. 405 E. Loop St., Buda

Submissions open for residents interested inservingcommunity

BUDA The city of Buda is now accepting applications for various board and commission seats that will be opening in April. Buda residents who are inter- ested in applying have until March 31 to submit an application via mail, hand delivery or email. Several boards and commissions

will also be accepting applications from residents living in the extra- territorial jurisdiction. Application forms can be picked up at City Hall, 405 E. Loop St., Buda, during business hours. Residents can also download an application form online through the city’s website.

Kate Johnson receives award by the Texas Historical Commission.

Historical commission chair recognizedwith leadership award


BOARD/COMMISSION Construction Board of Appeals Dupre Local Government Corp. Economic Development Corp. Historic Preservation Commission Library Commission Main Street Advisory Board Parks & Recreation Commission Planning & Zoning Sustainability Commission Zoning Board of Adjustment Senior Task Force on Aging


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HAYS COUNTY In February, Kate Johnson, Hays County Historical Commission chair, was recognized with a leadership award by the Texas Historical Commission during the 2020 Real Places Conference. Johnson was recognized with the John Ben Shepperd County Historical Commission Leadership Award, an award named after for- mer Texas Secretary of State John Ben Shepperd— founder of the Texas Marker program. Johnson also received the award in 2010, according to a press release. Some of the projects Johnson has pushed for and taken part in include the restoration of the Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center, the 1884 Hays County Jail and the Katherine Ann Porter Literacy Center. Recently, Johnson was also appointed to the board of directors of Preservation Texas—the only private nonprot preservation organization in the state.

The city of Buda will have 41 seats open in April for residents, including

those living in extraterritorial jurisdiction, to serve in various boards and commissions.


Citymoves forward to declare 50Kpopulation

KYLE City Council members approved the rst reading of an ordinance that declares the city in excess of 50,001 inhabitants at their Feb. 18 meeting. Adopting the ordinance would mean the city would qualify to receive a Community Develop- ment Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

Development—funds can be allocated to address community development needs. Another change that would follow would be the expansion of the extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, to 3.5 miles from Kyle city limits. Council members voted unan- imously to move forward to the second reading of the ordinance.

Local nonprofit files lawsuit to challenge permit issued by BSEACD grandfathered wells to be subject only to a few requirements by the statute but not by all rules and regulations of the district. TESPA is a nonprot whose

HAYS COUNTY The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Associa- tion led a lawsuit in Travis County District Court against the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conserva- tion District on Feb. 10. The lawsuit challenges the decision made by BSEACD to issue a permit to Needmore Water LCC; such permit would allow approximately 289 million gallons of groundwater

to be pumped each year in Hays County, near Wimberley, according to a press release. The suit alleged that the well at the root of the litigation was not operating at the time the permit application was led by Needmore Water and therefore did not meet the requirements for a grandfathered well under the Texas legislation established in 2015—which allows

mission is to protect the Trinity and Edwards aquifers from over-pump- ing of water as well as advocating for property rights of landowners who depend on and want to conserve natural resources.



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