Top Community stories of 2016

Give a bark for Buda’s dog park
Buda residents and their four-legged companions celebrated the opening of the city’s new dog park in August, which is located along Buda Sportsplex Drive. The park features a large and small dog area has amenities such as a Bow Wow Barrel, Hound Hoops, a teeter-totter and wait table.

Buda runs for the love of it
A participant in the 2016 “Run For the Love of It” 5K smiles as she jogs toward the finish line of the race held in Buda Feb. 13. Local runners donned their pre-Valentine’s Day best as they took to the pavement for the event, which was sponsored by area 501 © 3 non-profit For the Love of Go.

Kyle goes Tejano for festival
Tejano music aficionados from near and far converged on Kyle as they took part in the inaugural Central Texas Tejano Extravaganza held at the Central Texas Speedway. The event featured various Tejano music acts, which included the Hometown Boys, Jay Perez, Mazz and the Garcia Bros.

Real life Jedis perform for worthy causes

Defibrillation vest helped local man cheat death

Buda icon passes away at 103

Bring the boil
Central Texas Speedway hosted the inaugural Hays County Fair, Music & Crawfish Festival in April. The event featured live music, carnival rides, games, go-kart rentals, helicopter rides and crawfish. Above, Trent Chisholm of Louisiana Wild helps prepare some of the 1,500 pounds of crawfish served.

Family works to publish military autobiography

Local theater performs play by Buda girl

Casting lines at Buda Fun Fish
Anglers of all kinds came out for the city of Buda’s fishing tournament at Bradfield Park Pond on Saturday, June 11. Fishing equipment and bait were provided. The event was free and participants enjoyed snacks and beverages as well. Fishing licenses are not required for kids 16 and younger.

Getting settled at Old Settler’s
Fans from far and wide braved threatening weather conditions as they flocked to the Salt Lick Pavillion and Camp Ben McCulloch for the annual Old Settler’s Music Festival April 14-17.

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