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Buda to be recognized as Platinum Scenic City

Staff Report

BUDA — On Nov. 3, the Buda City Council will recognize the city of Buda as a Platinum Scenic City recipient, which is the highest level awarded in the Scenic City Certification Program.

This year, Buda is one of 22 Texas cities to be certified as a Scenic City. The city was awarded a Gold Scenic City Certification in 2011 and improved in rank to a Platinum designation this year for the first time.

“The City has worked relentlessly to earn this platinum designation,” said Melissa McCollum, Buda Planning Director. “It’s an honor for the City to have received this recognition. It’s the product of the City’s high standards for streetscapes and its effort to preserve heritage trees, cultivate greenbelts and limit light pollution.”
The Scenic City Certification Program  supports and recognizes Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and spaces.
“The Scenic City designation is fast becoming an acknowledgment that residents are committed to creating a more scenic environment for themselves and for visitors,” said Sarah Tober, Scenic Texas President, “whether that means creating scenic roadways, preserving historic sites, or improving parks and green spaces.”

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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