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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Buda City Council Approves FY 2017-18 Tax Rate & Budget

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The Buda City Council unanimously approved the FY 2017-18 Tax Rate and Budget at the September 19, 2017 council meeting.FY 2017-18 Tax Rate•The 2017-18 tax rate is .3673 (2016-17 current tax rate is .3704 per $100 of valuation)  &bul...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Buda's Tavern on Main Finalist for 2017 Texas Downtown Association President's Award

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Finalists for the 2017 TDA President’s Awards Program were announced on Thursday, September 14th in Austin.  The awards program recognizes outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns and is sponsored by the Texas Downtow...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Street Paving Projects - Public Works Department

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The Public Works department is busy with several street paving projects in Old Town this week.

Today (Sept. 18, 2017), our crew paved Cherry Street between Railroad and Cedar. In the next couple of days they will be paving Prairie Avenue. 

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Sept. 11, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the City's rain barrel program, how to become a sponsor for Booda Halloween, our employee spotlight of the month, and more.

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Retention and Detention Pond Maintenance - Public Works Department

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The Public Works Department is conducting routine maintenance at several of the City's retention and detention ponds. 

Our crew is currently working on cleaning out three dry ponds in Whispering Hollow.     

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Buda's Rain Barrel Program Returns

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Buda’s Rain Barrel Program Returns

The City of Buda is once again selling rain barrels to City of Buda water customers as part of the City’s sustainability and conservation initiatives. Buda water customers can go online to www.cityrainbarrelprogram.org an...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City of Buda Employee Spotlight - Mike Lane, Public Works Department

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Mike Lane does a lot of heavy lifting on the job.

As part of the storm water division with Public Works, one of his many responsibilities includes maintaining the City’s various retention and detention ponds.   

“The st...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

TCEQ Issues Ozone Action Day

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an Ozone Action Day for the Austin area for Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the Austin ar...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Become a Booda Halloween Sponsor!

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Fall is just around the corner and that means we're getting ready for Booda Halloween. It's happening on October 28th in Downtown Buda! Enjoy these great benefits by becoming a sponsor today. Deadline to apply is October 13th. Apply here: http://bit.ly/2fa...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

DPS Warns about Online Auto Scams

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning buyers to beware when purchasing vehicles online. Since December 2016, the Criminal Investigations Division in Austin has investigated 15 cases of vehicles that were purchased online through popular s...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Rabies Alert - Bradfield Village (400 block of Faircrest Dr.)

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On September 7, 2017, a dead bat was found in Bradfield Village in the 400 block of Faircrest Dr. at approximately 6:00 pm on the ground.  The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. However, as a precaution the state treats these typ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Rabies Alert - Whispering Hollow Park (100 block of Joy Hollow)

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On September 3, 2017, a dead bat was found in the 100 block of Joy Hollow at approximately 6:00 pm on the ground. The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. However, as a precaution the state treats these types of cases as a positive rabies c...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

How to Read Your Water Meter/Water Conservation Tips

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Below is some useful information on how to read your water meter.

We've provided some tips below for conserving water and lowering your City of Buda water bill:

  • Audit your irrigation system. Have a licensed irrigator evaluate your system for leaks and to ad...
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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Texas Water Resources Institute - Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop

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The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lockhart for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Plum Creek waters...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

The Big Picture - Sept. 8, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the new Public Safety building, the upcoming Buda Area Chamber of Commerce Fajita Fiesta and more.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Rabies Alert - Downtown Buda

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On September 6, 2017 at approximately 10 am, a dead bat was found on the ground in the 760 block of Main St. The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. However, as a precaution the state treats these types of cases as a positive rabies case.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - Sept. 7, 2017

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“We are less than 60 days away from actually opening.”

Soon the Buda Police Department will have a new place to call home. The new Public Safety Building is scheduled to open in late October.       

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Rabies Alert - Creekside Villas (590 FM 967)

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On August 31, 2017, a dead bat was found at 590 FM 967 (Creekside Villas Senior Village) at approximately 10:30 am inside building 2. The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. However, as a precaution the state treats these types of cases as...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Forklift Stolen, Attempt to Steal ATM Machine - Buda Police Department Press Release

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The Buda Police Department is investigating the theft of a Skytrak Loader from the new City of Buda Municipal Building site which was then used in an attempt to steal an automated teller machine (ATM).

On Sept. 6, 2017 at approximately 3:50 am, officers re...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Buda Fire Department Senior Wellness Fairs

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The Buda Fire Department is holding two Senior Wellness Fairs. The fairs will provide information on a number of issues including heart attacks, strokes, fall prevention, etc.

Below are the following dates and locations:.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 Creekside Vil...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Buda Customers Set Record Water Usage in July 2017

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The City of Buda saw record water use during the month of July 2017. As a whole, Buda water customers used 57.1 million gallons of water in July 2017 compared to only 45.1 million gallons used in July of 2016, the previous record high.

While some of the in...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Aug. 28, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on how you can help in the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts, Mosquito Safety, and the Buda Public Library Earning the Family Place Library Certification.

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Buda Public Library Earns Family Place Library Certification

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The Buda Public Library was recently certified as a Family Place Library™. The program focuses on expanding children’s services, while providing resources to parents on how to nurture their child’s development.

As a newly cert...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts: Buda Area Chamber of Commerce Collecting Items

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If you are looking to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, look no further! The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce will be collecting donations to send to the Houston area. Thank you in advance for your donations! Below are the items that are needed. 

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Labor Day Holiday - Sept. 4, 2017

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All city offices, including the library are closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. 

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Authorities Urge Action against Mosquitoes in Wake of Rains from ‘Harvey’

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Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Health Department is warning Hays County residents and evacuees from affected counties of the potential increase in mosquito breeding due to the torrential rainfall brought on by Hurricane...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

City of Buda Deactivates Emergency Operations Center/Continues to Monitor Weather

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Buda Emergency Operations Center

The Buda Emergency Operations Center was deactivated this morning. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the week and will reopen if warranted.  

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Hays County, City of San Marcos Deactivate Emergency Operations Center; Remind Residents to Be Alert

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Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith and City of San Marcos Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Gib Watt announced this morning that the joint Emergency Operations Center is being deactivated and normal response operations will ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

How to Report Property Damage/EOC Operations Suspended

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If you experienced any property damage, please send an email to emergencymanagement@ci.buda.tx.us

Even though the rain has decreased for now, we could still see several more inches of rain today. Please stay home if possible. If you are traveling, please v...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Harvey Updates (This will be continuously updated)

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8:00 am update - Aug. 27, 2017

Even though the rain has decreased for now, we could still see several more inches of rain today. Please stay home if possible. If you are traveling, please visit atxfloods.org to see road closures in the Austin area.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Hays County, City of San Marcos Fully Activate Emergency Operations Center; Establish Non-Emergency

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If you need to contact the City of Buda you can reach us at 512-312-0084.

The Hays County and City of San Marcos joint emergency operations center is now fully activated and will be staffed 24/7 until further notice.

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Hays County Office of Emergency Services Update

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From Hays County Office of Emergency Services

Hays County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning. Hurricane Harvey remains unpredictable, but the NWS says to expect very heavy rainfall over the next several days and tropical storm winds of 40-50mph with gus...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Message from City of Buda Emergency Management

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Our city crews are  preparing for the possibility of severe weather. But we also need your help.  

Please think of the following as you prepare for Hurricane Harvey:

  • Remove litter and debris from your property, especially near storm drains...
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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Update - 5:30 AM

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Hurricane Harvey Update from the National Weather Service

Harvey is still moving slowly northwestward in the Gulf of Mexico, currently as a category 2 hurricane, and continuing to strengthen as it approaches the Texas coastline. This northwestward movement...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Hays County Officials Keep an Eye on Harvey

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Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith said today that Hays County responders are ready for whatever Harvey brings. She also encouraged area residents and visitors keep an eye on Harve...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

CAPCOG Hopes for Surge in Registrations to WarnCentralTexas.org during National Preparedness Month

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From Capital Area Council Governments (CAPCOG): September is National Preparedness Month, and the CAPCOG 10-county region wants to increase resident preparedness by doubling or tripling registrations to the WarnCentralTexas.org warning system. Wa...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

City of Buda Completes Draft Water & Wastewater Impact Fee Study - Public Hearing Set

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Public works projects, such as potable water distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants, represent a significant capital investment for cities. 

A capital improvement project is typically cha...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

City of Buda Announces New Holiday Festival

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It may be a little early to think of Santa Claus and his elves, but the City of Buda is gearing up to bring you a new holiday festival.  The yet to be named holiday event will replace the annual “Budafest” celebration.

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Aug. 14, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the upcoming hearings for the FY 2017-18 Proposed Budget and Tax Rate, Buda Public Library's Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, the Buda Fire Dept. touring the Municipal Site and more!

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - Aug. 17, 2017

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“Everything is coming together very nicely”

Another week of progress has been made at the Municipal Complex.

“We have all of the curb and gutter going in at the Public Safety building. The curb and gutter for the City Hall port...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Buda Fire Department Tours Municipal Complex

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The Buda Fire Department is getting an early start on learning the layout of the Municipal Complex. Firefighters are touring both buildings this week.

Chase Koory is the Job Site Superintendent for JE Dunn, the City’s general contractor. At the f...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Main Street Advisory Board Sets Vision, Mission for Downtown Buda

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The Main Street Advisory Board defined their role in downtown revitalization efforts by adopting a vision and mission statement for the organization at their last meeting.

Vision Statement: A vibrant downtown that connects community, visitors, and business...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

City Council Sets Public Hearings For Proposed FY 2017-18 Tax Rate & Budget

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The Buda City Council has set the maximum property tax rate that they will consider and the public hearings.    

Proposed FY 2017-18 Tax Rate

  • The 2017-18 proposed tax rate is .3673 (2016-17 current tax rate is .3704 per $100 of valuation) ...
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Posted on: August 14, 2017

REMINDER: Hays County Open Houses on Proposed FEMA Flood Maps

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of Texas, and local communities and counties, have released preliminary flood maps for public review and comment.  These preli...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

List of City owned Retention/Detention Ponds

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Last week we put out information on retention/detention ponds. Many of you were unaware that some of these ponds are City owned. We've included a list of the City of Buda owned ponds in the link below. 

List of City Owned Ponds: City Owned Ponds

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Aug. 7, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes the latest Municipal Complex Update, automatic bill pay, and more!

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - Aug. 9, 2017

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The layout for the new City Hall and Library building is falling into place.

“Currently they are doing the interior wall layout. They are beginning to do the framing for the library and the public space. Ninety-five percent of the interior walls ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

The Function and Importance of Retention and Detention Ponds

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You have probably noticed several rainwater retention ponds throughout the City, or even in your neighborhood. Although some might view these structures as aesthetic features, they serve a much more important purpose. 

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Rabies Alert - Santa Cruz Catholic Church

Rabies Alert - Santa Cruz Catholic Church - Aug. 2, 2017

On Aug. 2, 2017 around 3:30 p.m. a live bat was found outside the educational building at Santa Cruz Catholic Church (1100 N. Main St.) next to the doorbell. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for ra...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Buda Back in the Day - Old Town Buda Antique Mall

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“With each piece that comes in the store, there’s a story behind it.”

From war memorabilia to a time punch clock from 1910, there is nothing predictable inside the Old Town Buda Antique Mall.

Owner Jeff Brown’s love f...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of July 31, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes the latest Municipal Complex update, our latest Buda Back in the Day episode, a profile on City Engineer John Nett and more!

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Professional Engineers Day - City Engineer John Nett

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It’s "National Professional Engineers Day" and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to profile our own City Engineer, John Nett.

From streets to drainage, engineering has an impact on your everyday life.

"Take a typical ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Water Conservation Ordinance

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Water Conservation Ordinance  

Although we are not under Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4 water restrictions, the City of Buda does have year-round water use allowances and restrictions. 

We’ve included those allowances and restrictions below....

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - July 31, 2017

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Crews are moving fast on the city hall and library building. The exterior wall of the library is now up and crews are making progress on key portions of the complex.

“All the water proofing for the city hall is complete, on the first floor level ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of July 17, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the Municipal Complex, the latest with our lead and copper program, the Wildlife Zoofari at the Buda Public Library and more!

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Lead and Copper Program - Second Sample to be Collected

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The City of Buda is seeking help from residents to complete water quality sampling required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) under the Lead and Copper Program.  This progra...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Rabies Alert - 200 Block of Sequoyah

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On July 17, 2017, a dead bat was found in the 200 block of Sequoyah at approximately 6:00 pm on the ground near the roadway. The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. As a precaution the state treats these types of cases as a positive rabies...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - July 19, 2017

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It’s hard to believe, but a year ago there was nothing on the Municipal site. Today it’s a different story as our crew continues making progress.    

 “They’re continuing the Main Drive all...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Employee Spotlight - Victor Castillo, Purchasing Manager

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The City of Buda has so many talented and dedicated employees. Why keep it a secret? We want you to be able to put a name to a face. This is our new “Employee Spotlight” segment. We would like to introduce you to Victor Castillo, the C...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Buda City Manager Elected Vice President of Texas City Management Association

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Buda City Manager Kenneth Williams was recently elected Vice President of the Texas City Management Association (TCMA) for 2017-2018. TCMA consists of local government professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards of governance, service, lead...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

The Buda Bulletin Community Newsletter - July 2017

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The Buda Bulletin Quarterly Community Newsletter is out! It includes information on upcoming events, important meetings, City news, announcements and more!

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-35 Overnight Closures in Austin - Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22

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If you're going to be traveling in Austin on I-35 during the overnight hours on Friday (July 21) and Saturday (July 22) you may want to find another route. The north and southbound mainlanes will be closed at Oltorf for a partial bridge demolition. This i...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Buda Citizens' Academy 2017 Registration

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The City of Buda invites citizens that live within the city limits of Buda to register and participate in its fall 2017 Citizens' Academy. This is your opportunity to get to know how your city government works. Registration starts on Monday, July 17th, an...

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Tx-DOT Work Zone Survey - I-35 Construction

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The Texas A&M Transportation Institute is asking for your help. They would appreciate your participation in the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Work Zone Survey.  

I-35 will be undergoing major construction in the Austin area for th...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of July 10, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes the latest Municipal Complex update, the latest Monthly Development Report, Buda being recognized as one of the most fiscally healthy towns in Texas and more!

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - July 13, 2017

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With every week that goes by more and more progress is being made at the Municipal Site. The Public Safety building and the City Hall and Library remain on schedule.

“On the Municipal Building they are now starting to set the stone on the exterio...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Hays County Hazard Mitigation Update Plan - Public Draft Comment Period

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Earlier this year, Hays County asked for your input regarding local community hazards by taking part in the Hays County Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Opinion Survey. The goal for the county was  to come up with an updated Hays County Mitigati...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Prescribed Burn on Thursday, July 13 - Smoke May be Visible in Buda

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Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation Division will conduct a prescribed burn on the Water Quality Protection Lands on Thursday, July 13. The burn will occur on the Onion Creek Management Unit, just west of Buda. This land management operation wi...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

New Parks Maintenance Building Opens

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The new Parks Maintenance building is open. It was paid for as part of the Prop 5 bond money.

"The facility was completed in January of 2017. We moved in with the equipment and Public Works moved in as well in February. It’s an awesome build...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Buda Recognized As One of the Most Fiscally Healthy Towns in Texas

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Buda Recognized As One of the Most Fiscally Healthy Towns in Texas

Using Experian's licensed dataset, LendEDU ranked every Texas town according to their average credit score. Buda ranked in the top 150 at #132.

Texas cities were ranked according to their av...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban July 7 for Unincorporated Areas of the County

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Hays County Reinstates Burn Ban July 7 for Unincorporated Areas of the County

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has reinstated the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Hays County effective immediately.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of July 7, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes a wrap up of Red, White & Buda, tips on water conservation, a community collection event in Hays County, and more.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Volunteers Help Clean Buda City Park

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After a big event like Red, White & Buda, we expect to see some trash left behind. Our Parks and Recreation employees work hard to keep our parks clean. This year some volunteers helped them get City Park back in shape.

“This is our second ye...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Fireworks Show Finale - Technical Issue

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We hope you had a safe and fun July 4th. Thank you for coming out to Red, White and Buda. We wanted to apologize for the finale of the fireworks show. There was a technical issue and the finale did not shoot. The vendor is trying to figure out what led to...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of June 26, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the FEMA Proposed Flood Maps for Hays County, the latest Municipal Complex Update, the Red, White, & Buda parade route and more!

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - June 29, 2017

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“It’s amazing progress.”

City Manager Kenneth Williams got a firsthand view of the progress being made on the Municipal Site. This is his first time seeing the inside of the building, with the completed steel frame in place. &...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

New Flood Maps Proposed by FEMA for Hays County - Two Open Houses in Hays County

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of Texas, and local communities and counties, have released preliminary flood maps for public review and comment.  Th...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Independence Day Holiday

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All city offices, including the library, are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - June 23, 2017

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Another week has gone by and it’s been a busy one at the Municipal Complex site. From roofing to exterior walls, there is a lot going on.

“It really is surprising how much they do in one week’s time. I was looking at photograp...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of June 19, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on our new monthly series "Buda Back in the Day", the City's fireworks ordinance, an upcoming solar eclipse viewing party at the library, and more!

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - August 21, 2017

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BUDA PUBLIC LIBRARY JOINS NASA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN CELEBRATING THE CELESTIAL EVENT OF THE CENTURY

BUDA —BUDA PUBLIC LIBRARY has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the A...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Buda Back in the Day - Garison Filling Station

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“I’ll have people that will walk in and say I remember when I used to buy gas here.”      

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “If these walls could speak.” Inside what us...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Fireworks Ordinance

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The 4th of July is just around the corner and the City of Buda wants to remind citizens that fireworks are prohibited in and around Buda. Fireworks cannot be used/detonated in the city limits or within 5,000 feet of the city limits (Extraterritorial Juris...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Rabies Alert - 500 Block of Cullen Blvd.

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We have a rabies alert to tell you about. On June 15, 2017, a dead bat was found in the 500 Block of Cullen Blvd. on the ground. The bat was untestable for rabies due to decomposition. However, as a precaution the state treats these types of cases as a po...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of June 12, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the Mayor's State of the City Address, Red, White & Buda, the Monthly Development Report for May and more!

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Mayor Todd Ruge's State of the City Address - June 14, 2017

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State of the City Address

Mayor Todd Ruge gave his annual State of the City Address during the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. We’ve included a summary and video of his address below. 

State of the City Address Video - June 14, 20...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - June 13, 2017

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Construction Crews have erected 100% of the steel on the Municipal Building. The building will house City Hall and the Library.

“They have started doing interior wall framing and exterior wall framing. The second floor has been poured and we&...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Red, White, & Buda - July 4, 2017 at Buda City Park

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Red, White and Buda

Morning - 9 AM - 12 PM

Join us for a Patriotic Parade on Main Street.  Line up begins at 8:30 AM at City Hall. Awards will be given to the best decorated bikes. After the parade, enjoy free activities and more fun at Buda City P...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2017

Helen's Casa Alde Owner Passes Away

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We have some sad news to report. Helen, who owned Helen’s Casa Alde (Buda’s oldest restaurant) in Downtown Buda, has passed away at the age of 93. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Helen’s legacy will liv...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

What is Annexation and How Does it Work?

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What is annexation?Annexation is the process of bringing property into the City limits. It is one of the primary means by which cities grow. Cities annex territory to provide urbanizing areas with municipal services and to exercise regulatory authority ne...

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Posted on: June 3, 2017

CONSUMER AERT: Homestead Designation and Unclaimed Money Solicitations

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CONSUMER AERT: Homestead Designation and Unclaimed Money Solicitations

Some of you have asked about this after receiving a "Hays Designation Request Form" in the mail from a company called "Homestead Designation Services." They ask for ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - June 2, 2017

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From top to bottom, the Municipal Complex is coming together. With the exterior wall frame now up for City Hall, it’s on to the next step. 

“They’re already popping lines for the interior walls. They’ll star...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of May 29, 2017

Movies in the Park 2017 - Sponsors

This week's Big Picture Report includes information on Movies in the Park, the Buda Public Library's Teen Kick-Off Party, and more.

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Five Year Capital Improvements Draft Plan (CIP)

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City of Buda staff gave the Planning and Zoning Commission its first look at the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 – 2022 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) at the May 23rd meeting.

About the CIP - The City of Buda five year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) ...

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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - Week of May 22, 2017

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With each week that passes, the Municipal Complex gets closer to completion.  City Hall is coming together nicely.

“The roof deck for the lower level has been installed. We’ll start the decking for the second floor for the City...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Lead and Copper Sampling Program 2017

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The City of Buda is seeking additional city water customers to participate in the Lead and Copper sampling program.  The program is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to ensure water purveyors are providing water tre...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Flood Awareness Week - May 22-26

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a proclamation declaring May 22-26, 2017 as "Flood Awareness Week." When it comes to weather in Central Texas, you never know what you’re going to get. One of our biggest threats is torrential...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Holiday - May 29, 2017

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All city offices, including the Buda Public Library, will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. 

City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Texas Main Street Resource Team Visit

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In January, the City of Buda was designated a Texas Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission.  Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott officially welcomed us into the program during a Dedication Ceremony in April.

A Resource Team with the Texas...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of May 15, 2017

Municipal Site Snap Shot - May 19, 2017

This week's Big Picture report includes updates on the Municipal Complex, information on Movies in the Park, the Buda Public Library's Bicycle Rodeo, and more!

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park 2017 - Sponsors

Movies in the Park

It’s that time of year again! Our Movies in the Park series at City Park is every Friday in June. Admission is free! 

Movies Start at 9:00 p.m.

June 2 - MoanaJune 9 - The Secret Life of PetsJune 16 - Star Wars: Rogue One...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - May 16, 2017

Municipal Site Snap Shot - May 16, 2017

City Hall/Library and Public Safety Building Update - May 16, 2017

Work continues to move full steam ahead on the Municipal Site. 

“It’s real exciting to see the building start to come together," said City Manager Kenneth Williams. 

Fr...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Friends of the Buda Library Short Story Contest for Adults

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Sixth Annual Short Story Contest for AdultsFriends of the Buda Library

 

Submissions for the Friends of the Buda Library’s  Sixth Annual Short Story Contest are open May 1 through May 31, 2017. 

You can find the complete rules and ...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of May 8, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes an update on the Municipal Complex construction, information on the upcoming Buda Fun Fish event, additional information on the "Read to Samson" program at Buda Public Library, and more!

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

It's Time to Think About Water Conservation

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Water Conservation Period in Effect

With no declared drought for almost 2 years now, water levels in the Edwards Aquifer have been in great shape for quite a while.  And although frequent rains have kept the good times going, the fickle weather pa...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Buda Fun Fish at Bradfield Park

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Buda Fun Fish at Bradfield Village Park

Are you ready for Buda Fun Fish 2017? Bring the kids out to Bradfield Village Park on Saturday, June 10th for a little fishing. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Did we mention it’s free admissio...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Texas Main Street Resource Team Visits Buda

Main Street Resource Team Meeting - May 11, 2017

TEXAS MAIN STREET RESOURCE TEAM VISITS BUDA

Buda became a Texas Main Street city on January 1, 2017 and is proud to be one of 89 cities statewide with the prestigious designation from the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Main Street Program is a revi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

May is Older Americans Month!

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May is Older Americans Month

The 2017 Older Americans Month theme is Age Out Loud. As part of the theme, we’re asking our older citizens in Buda to print out the sign included in the link below and write in the bubble how you Age Out Loud. If you...

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City News
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Municipal Complex Update - May 8, 2017

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More progress is being made on the Municipal Site. From Main Street you can now see the steel structure for the City Hall and Library building.  

“It is exciting. I’m glad to see the building starting to go vertical at this point. We do still have...

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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of May 1, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes a recap of the Buda Lion's Club Wiener Dog Races, the City's clean audit, the latest update on the Municipal Site construction, and more.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

City of Buda Receives "Clean Audit" for Second Consecutive Year

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City of Buda Receives "Clean Audit" for Second Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, the City has received a clean audit.

“The unmodified, ‘clean’, opinion that the City rec...

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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Stagecoach Park Trail Plant Picture Guide

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Stagecoach Park Trail Plant Picture Guide

If you've ever wondered what types of vegetation are along the trail at Historic Stagecoach Park, we have some answers for you. Orlando Casias spent several months putting together a Trail Plant Picture Gu...

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of April 24, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the Wiener Dog races, repairs at the Stoneridge Filtration Pond, the Texas Main Street Program, and more.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Buda Officially Welcomed into the Texas Main Street Program

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City of Buda Officially Welcomed into the Texas Main Street Program by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott officially welcomed Buda into the Texas Main Street Program on April 18, 2017.  Buda became a Texas Main Street ...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of April 17, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information about the Texas Main Street Dedication Ceremony, the upcoming Wiener Dog Races, an update on the Public Safety Building construction, upcoming library events, and more!

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of April 10, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes information on the upcoming Main Street Dedication Ceremony, traffic closures associated with the ceremony, an innovative way the City is solving a beaver problem, the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, and more!

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Main Street Advisory Board Seeks Community Input on Downtown

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Main Street Advisory Board Seeks Community Input on Downtown

The City of Buda's Main Street Advisory Board is working on implementing Buda's Main Street Program strategy to revitalize downtown in the areas of design, promotion, events, or...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Buda Takes Innovative Approach to Solve Beaver Problem in Retention Pond

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City of Buda Takes Innovative Approach to Solve Beaver Problem in Retention PondBuda Partners with the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Services Program      

When it comes to the weather in Central Texas, you never know what you&r...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Main Street Dedication Ceremony STREET CLOSURES - April 18, 2017

Main Street Dedication Ceremony Road Closures-Detour

Texas Main Street Dedication Road Closures

· Main St. (Loop 4) between San Antonio St. and RM 967 (Live Oak St.)

· Ash St. between Austin St. and Main St. 

· Elm St. between Austin St. and Main St.

*Main St. South of ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Buda PD/DEA Drug Take-Back Day

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BUDA POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29, 2017

 

[BUDA, TX] – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Buda Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the publ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Good Friday Holiday

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GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY

All city offices, including the library, are closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday.


City News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Apr. 3, 2017

Municipal Site Snap Shot - April 5, 2017

This week's Big Picture Report includes the latest on construction at the Municipal Site, information on Buda Public Library's Spring Fling, the Monthly Development Report for March, and more!

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Traffic Alert: Southbound I-35 Closure on Friday, April 7, 2017

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This Friday, April 7th at 4:00am, Buda Police Department with the help of San Marcos Police Department will need to briefly shut down SB IH 35 at the 219 exit in order to do a crash scene reconstruction. The highway is expected to be closed for roughly an...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Mar. 27, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes information on the 20th Annual Buda Lions Club Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races, the latest edition of the Buda Bulletin Quarterly Community Newsletter, Spring Fling at the Buda Public Library, and more!

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Possible Strong to Severe Storms Over the Weekend

Severe Weather - April 2

Keep your umbrella handy over the weekend. We have a marginal risk for isolated storms on Saturday. But there is an enhanced risk for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, the main severe weather concern will...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

The Buda Bulletin Quarterly Community Newsletter - April 2017

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The Buda Bulletin is our Quarterly Community Newsletter.  This issue includes information on the upcoming Texas Main Street City Dedication Ceremony, bond projects, the 20th Annual Wiener Dog Races , the Dept. of Tourism's new wedding website and more!

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Rabies Alert - 1100 N. Main St. - Santa Cruz Catholic Church

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On March 22, 2017, a live bat was found at 1100 N. Main St. (Santa Cruz Catholic Church) at approximately 5:30 p.m. outside between the playscape and educational building. The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be p...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Buda Public Library Pop Up Makerspace Hits over 1,000 Users

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Buda Public Library Pop Up Makerspace Hits Over 1,000 Users!

The Buda Public Library’s Pop Up Makerspace has hit a milestone! In November 2016, the library began rotating the makerspace to local Buda secondary schools. Since that time it has prov...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Mar. 20, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes information on the Texas Main Street Dedication Ceremony on April 18th, the deadline to apply for our boards/commissions, a new task force being formed to help the needs of aging adults, and more!

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Task Force Being Formed to Help Meet the Needs of Aging Adults

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City Council is forming a Task Force to help meet the needs of Aging Adults and their caregivers.

If you’re open to volunteering and want to officially serve on the Task Force, please sign up on our Volunteer Task Force List!  Council wi...

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City News
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Texas Main Street Dedication Ceremony on April 18, 2017

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Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will officially welcome the City of Buda into the Texas Main Street Program during a dedication ceremony on April 18, 2017. Buda became a Texas Main Street city on January 1, 2017 and is proud to be one of 89 cities statewi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City of Buda Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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City of Buda Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hop to Buda Sportsplex for an egg-citing egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th! At this FREE event, kids will make a dash towards the hunting ground to try and collect as many eggs and treats that can be found. Following the ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Mar. 13, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes information on the Municipal Complex work, irrigation improvements at City Park, the Buda Public Library's Play-Learn-Grow Child Workshop series, and more!

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Mar. 6, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes about the new Municipal Site Live Camera, Buda Legislative Day at the Capitol, how you can become a sponsor for the 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Fling at the Buda Public Library, and more!

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Municipal Site Live Camera

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Work on the Municipal Site is moving full steam ahead and now you can keep tabs on construction. The Municipal Complex will include a new City Hall and Library building, along with a new Public Safety Building. We have a live camera on the site which is o...

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City News
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Capital Area Metropolitan Plan Organization Open Houses

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Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Wants to Hear From You   Open Houses on Amendments to Transportation Improvement Plan and Long-Range CAMPO 2040 Plan

 

CAMPO PRESS RELEASE - The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organizatio...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Spring Fling at the Buda Public Library

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2nd Annual Spring Fling at Buda Public Library

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Buda Public Library’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling! It’s a day of fun for children of all ages. This year The Urban Interface will be on hand...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Public Hearing on Flood Protection Grant Project

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PUBLIC HEARING ON FLOOD PROTECTION GRANT PROJECT

The City of Buda will hold a hearing open to the public during its Regular City Council Meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Council Chambers of Buda City Hall located at 121 Ma...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Feb. 27, 2017

Motorcycle Chute Out

This week's Big Picture report includes information on a rabies alert after a dead bat was found on Houston St., Buda Legislative Day at the Capitol, the Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out, and more.

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Rabies Alert (100 Block of Houston St.)

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Rabies Alert (Downtown, 100 Block of Houston St.)

DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE GROUNDED BATS!!!

On March 1, 2017, a dead bat was found on the 100 block of Houston St. at approximately 1:13 p.m on the ground near the roadway. The bat was tested by the Department o...

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Buda Legislative Day at the Capitol

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BUDA LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE CAPITOL

The City of Buda, Buda Economic Development Corporation, and the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for “Buda Legislative Day” at the Capitol on March 8, 2017. This is an opportunity for City...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

City of Buda Accepting Human Services Grant Requests

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The City of Buda is now accepting Human Services grant requests. The deadline to apply is June 2, 2017    

Human Services Grant Application - DEADLINE June 2, 2017

The City of Buda accepts grant requests for projects or programs that:

&...

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City News
Posted on: February 28, 2017

City of Buda Seeks Volunteers for Lead and Copper Sampling Program

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City of Buda Seeks Volunteers for Lead and Copper Sampling Program

The City of Buda is seeking help from residents to complete water quality sampling required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quali...

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City News
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out

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Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out

TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Friday and Saturday, March 3 – 4, 2017 from 8am to 4pm each day, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other area law e...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Feb. 20, 2017

Municipal Building Rendering

This week's Big Picture report includes information on a Southbound I-35 closure on Sunday, Feb. 26th, renderings of the new Municipal Building, Teen Tech Week and more!

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Hays County Emergency Management Seeks Storm Damage Reports for Tracking Purposes

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FROM HAYS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Emergency Management Office is seeking information about the storms that brought high winds, hail, lightning and rain to much of Hays County Sunday ni...

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City News
Posted on: February 17, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Feb. 13, 2017

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more....

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Survey on Critical Issues and Needs Of Our Older Citizens

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In January the City of Buda organized a focus group to discuss issues impacting older adults and their family caregivers. This discussion helped the city assess the state of current programs and services and better prepare for the future needs of an expan...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions - Deadline Extended

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The deadline to apply for one of our various boards & commissions has been extended to March 28, 2017. The Buda City Council is accepting completed application forms from City of Buda Citizens interested in serving on one of our boards or commissions....

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

City of Buda Lifts Stage 1 Drought Restrictions

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The City had enacted Stage 1 at the end of 2015 through 2016 to reduce demand on the water distribution system during the completion of the Interim Water Improvements project and the construction of Well No. 5 at the Garlic Creek pump station.

Both project...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

All City Offices Closed On President's Day

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All city offices, including the library, are closed on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in observance of President’s Day.


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Posted on: February 10, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Feb. 6, 2017

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more....

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Buda City Council Votes To Put Fluoridation On November Ballot

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In a 5-2 vote during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Buda City Council decided to put the issue of whether or not to fluoridate the City’s water supply to a vote on November 7, 2017.      

Fluoridation of ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Longtime Buda Resident Tommy Poer Recognized

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Ms. Poer has lived in Buda for nearly 60 years. She has been at almost every City Council meeting and has served on numerous boards and commisions. Feb. 7th was proclaimed Tommy Poer day in Buda. Ms. Poer has moved out of Buda into an assisted living faci...

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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2017

New Waste Disposal Options From Texas Disposal Systems

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Texas Disposal Systems is pleased to provide all trash, recycle and green waste services within your community. Below are the service days for the City of Buda.

TRASH: Wednesdays (remains the same)

RECYCLE: Wednesdays Every Other Week (remains the same)

NEW!...

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Jan. 30, 2017

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This week's Big Picture report includes videos and photo albums of the tree relocation on the Municipal Site, information on a public reception for longtime Buda resident Tommy Poer, the upcoming Maker Monday at the Buda Public Library and more!&...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Tree Relocation - Videos and Photo Albums

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The tree is now located on the southeast corner of the property. Environmental Design and JE Dunn, the City's General contractor, worked very hard to make this happen. Below are all the Facebook photo albums and YouTube videos put together during the move...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

City of Buda Recognizing Longtime Resident Tommy Poer

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The City of Buda is recognizing longtime Buda resident Tommy Poer during a public reception on Feb. 7, 2017. Ms. Poer has lived in Buda for close to 60 years. During her time here she has served on City Council, the Historic Preservation Commission, the B...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Jan. 23, 2017

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This week's Big Picture Report includes information on the tree relocation on the Municipal Site, our new focus group on aging, the new Parks and Maintenance Building, a burn ban in effect for unincorporated areas of Hays County and more. 

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Tree Relocation on Municipal Site

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The process of moving the tree on the Municipal Site will begin on Monday, Jan. 30th.  It will take at least two days for the tree to be relocated and installed, so this will be a slow process. It is being moved to the southeast corner of the pro...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Jan. 16, 2017

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more....

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

CITY PUTTING FLUORIDATION ON HOLD

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Based upon feedback from Buda City Council members and citizens, City Manager Kenneth Williams is announcing the administrative decision to place on hold the scheduled fluoridation of the City of Buda’s water supply.

This decision is not final an...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Survey

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Hays County and the City of Buda are looking for your input. The county is conducting a survey about your perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards (tornadoes, wildfires, floods) in Hays County. The results of the survey will help Hays County ide...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Jan. 9, 2017

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more....

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Heritage Tree Relocation at Municipal Site

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Updated Tree Relocation Schedule 

Week of  January 23rd: The tree should be fully piped and beams will be installed with a chain tensioning system. Large excavators will be delivered by the end of week and excavating could begin on the re...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

City of Buda Hires First Main Street Manager

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The City of Buda is pleased to announce the hiring of our first Main Street Manager. Maggie Gillespie comes to us from the City of San Marcos where she served as their Main Street Program Coordinator. Buda was recently designated a 2017 official &ldqu...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Offices Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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All city offices, including the Buda Public Library, are closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

City News
Posted on: January 10, 2017

The Buda Bulletin Community Newsletter - January 2017

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The Buda Bulletin is our Quarterly Community Newsletter. It includes information on upcoming events, ongoing projects in the city, stories relating to Buda, and much more! The newsletter is posted on our website, on the city’s Facebook and Twitt...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Accepting Applications for Boards and Commissions

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The Buda City Council is accepting completed application forms from City of Buda Citizens interested in serving on the various Boards & Commissions.    

Application forms may be picked up at City Hall, 121 S. Main St., Buda, during no...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

The Big Picture - Week of Jan. 2, 2017

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more....

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Various Park Drinking Fountains Shut Down due to Cold Weather

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Due to the reported cold weather that is expected, the Parks and Recreation Department has shut down some of the drinking fountains in various parks, the fountains and wash bay area at the dog park and the restrooms at City Park. They are expected to reop...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Focus Group on Aging

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The City of Buda is creating a Focus Group on Aging. Buda is partnering with Capital Area Coalition of Governments on aging. We are forming a focus group to discuss the needs of our Aging community. We want this group to truly represent the community&...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Dec. 26, 2016

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This week's edition of the Big Picture contains information on the fireworks ordinance, Christmas tree disposal, the monthly development report and more!  

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Fireworks Prohibited in City of Buda

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The City of Buda wants to remind citizens that fireworks are prohibited in and around Buda. Fireworks cannot be used/detonated in the city limits or within 5,000 feet of the city limits (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction). Violation of the fireworks ordinance...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Christmas Tree Disposal Information

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Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. will be picking up Christmas trees on regular service days from December 26th to January 13th. The tree must be clear of decor, cut into four foot lengths and bundled with rope or twine. 

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Dec. 19, 2016

Lee Urbanovksy Being Sworn-in

This week's edition of the Big Picture includes information on Lee Urbanovsky being sworn-in, the Main Street Advisory Board, Christmas tree disposal, a Trail of Lights photo album and more.  

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Christmas Holiday Schedule

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All city offices, including the Buda Public Library, are closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas.

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Posted on: December 18, 2016

Trail of Lights CANCELLED for Dec. 18, 2016 - RESCHEDULED for Dec. 19, 2016

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Trail of Lights is cancelled for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. We decided to cancel due to the expected freezing temperatures and wind chills in the teens. There were also several displays blown over in last night's strong winds. We are RESCHEDULING for...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Dec. 12, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

City of Buda Planning Director Takes on New Role

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City of Buda Planning Director Chance Sparks is taking on a new role with the City. Sparks, who previously served as Interim Assistant City Manager, has been appointed Assistant City Manager.  

Micah Grau, who comes to us from Hutto, was also rece...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

City of Buda Hires New Assistant City Manager

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The City of Buda is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Micah Grau has been named as the City’s new Assistant City Manager. Mr. Grau comes to us from Hutto where he previously served as Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

City Offices Close Early on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

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City Offices Close Early on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 - Due to a staff appreciation holiday luncheon, all City offices, including the Buda Public Library, will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16.

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Dec. 5, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Nov. 28, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Budafest Cancelled

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Budafest has been cancelled due to the expected rainy weather over the weekend. This event will not be rescheduled.

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Nov. 21, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

City of Buda Hires First Project Manager

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The City of Buda has hired its first Project Manager. Ray Creswell comes to us from a career in private practice as an architect, interior designer and construction manager.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016 Runoff Election - Early Voting Dates, Times, and Locations

On Dec. 13, 2016 there will be Runoff Election for City Council, Place 1. These are the early voting dates, times, and locations.

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Nov. 14, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Buda Citizens' Academy Graduation - Class of 2016

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Congratulations to our 2016 Buda Citizens’ Academy graduates! We all enjoyed answering your questions and getting to know each and every one of you! Once again, congratulations!

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Friends of Buda Library Annual Book Sale

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The Friends of the Buda Library are having their Annual Book Sale during BudaFest! The event will be in the library’s meeting room on Saturday, Dec, 3rd and Sunday, Dec. 4th.

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Monthly Development Report - October 2016

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"Over Here, Over There" is the City of Buda's Monthly Development Report. The report includes the following categories: Commercial Remodel, Residential Projects, Site Development, Commercial New, and City Infrastructure.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

International Games Day at Buda Public Library

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It’s time to get your game face on! International Games Day at the Buda Public Library on November 19, 2016 offers fun for the whole family by offering games for all ages.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Oct. 31, 2016

The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

The Big Picture - Week of Oct. 24, 2016

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The Big Picture is a weekly report aimed at giving citizens a look at the various projects the City of Buda is working on. The report includes quick updates on bond related projects, drainage improvements, day to day activities of our employees, and more.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

The Buda Bulletin Quarterly Community Newsletter - October 2016

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The Buda Bulletin Community Newsletter includes information on upcoming events, city news, new city employees, and much more! This issue also contains Hays County Election information.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

City of Buda Designated Texas Main Street City

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The Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program for historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. Buda becomes one of 89 cities statewide with the prestigious designation.

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

Curious about how your water use is metered and billed? Check out the information flyer for details.

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Curious about how your water use is metered and billed? This informational flyer tells you all you need to know about how your water meter works and how you are billed.

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

FEMA Registration Centers Open in Hays County

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Now that Hays County has been declared a federal disaster area for the damage caused by the October 30-31 storms and flood, anyone who has uninsured losses, whether inside city limits or in the unincorporated area ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

City of Buda’s Contract with Electro Purification, Inc. Expires

The City of Buda’s contract with Electro Purification, Inc. (EP) officially expired after midnight on October 20, 2015. EP had proposed the development of a water supply project from the Trinity Aquifer in Western Hays County that was initially intended ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

New hands-free ordinance approved in Buda

At the July 7, 2015 City Council meeting, the City Council voted 6-0 to approve an ordinance that prohibits the use of portable, hand-held electronic devices to engage in a call, or send, read or write a text message, or engage in any other use of the dev...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

NOTICE: Railroad crossing closure schedule

WHAT: Union Pacific is announcing temporary crossing closures associated with construction and maintenance work along its rail line passing through the city of Buda. The following crossings will be closed as work is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Energy Star® Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 23-25

Texas families who want to save on the purchase of energy efficient appliances will have an opportunity to do so during the state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday, which is Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25.

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Historic Preservation Award nomination accepted by City of Buda until May 1

To nominate a property for the Historic Preservation Awards, fill out and submit the application located on the City of Buda’s website. Each nomination must include a completed nomination form, a description between 50 and 500 words explaining the project...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

Golf Cart Ordinance Reminder

The ordinance was drafted due to a high level of concern for golf cart occupant safety and pedestrian safety in neighborhoods in Buda. With Spring upon us and Summer around the corner, the City of Buda would like to remind our citizens of the golf cart or...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2015

Buda Announces Brian Lillibridge as the new Water Specialist for the City of Buda

The City of Buda is fortunate to announce the employment of Brian Lillibridge who has accepted the position as Water Specialist. He will join the city’s team on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

FAQs: Electro Purification Agreement

Where is the City’s contract and mitigation with Electro Purification?
The City of Buda is currently in negotiations with Electro Purification which will include a mitigation plan for well affected by Electro Purification’s (EP) well field. When the cont...FAQ Document

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

City empathizes with concerned citizens in reaching an agreement with Electro Purification

The City of Buda is concerned about all citizens of Hays County; therefore the City was very empathetic to citizens of western Hays County in reluctantly reaching a water agreement on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 with Electro Purification (EP). In realizing ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

City of Buda does not promote, endorse or provide support for candidates

On Tuesday, October 21 a tweet was inadvertently posted to the City of Buda's Twitter account through no fault of the City of Buda. This post may have provided information in support of a particular candidate, which the City of Buda does not allow. The Ci...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

City of Buda promotes fire and health safety within jurisdiction

In August 2013, the Buda City Council approved City Ordinance No. 2013-18 that restricts the sale and possession of fireworks within the City of Buda and 5,000 feet outside of the city limits. The City of Buda finds the sale and detonation of fireworks, w...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

TWC News Austin did a segment on the City of Buda and its responsible growth

The City of Buda has been identified as one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. With our current population at around 12,000, Buda' population has grown nearly 14% every year since 2006. Buda has been able to manage all its growth responsibly by stick...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

City of Buda meets with Time Warner Cable official to discuss service issues

The City of Buda met with Susan Patten, vice president of government relations for Time Warner Cable (TWC) on Wednesday, April 2 to discuss service issues among the Buda area.
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