The City of Buda was just a small, rural town not that long ago. It began as a community that grew up around a rail depot. While speculation abounds, one possibility is that the city was named for the viuda or widows that cooked in the Carrington House, a popular destination for railroad travelers.
Over the years, the population of Buda has fluctuated up and down, falling to as low as 300 residents during the Great Depression. The population of Hays County was one of the fastest growing in the nation in the 2000s. The City of Buda followed suit with its population more than quadrupling in that time.
The City of Buda facilities must grow to keep providing top notch service to its citizens. On January 7th, 2014, the Buda City Council procured the services of a team led by Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects to assist in creating a Facilities Plan for all City of Buda facilities. They will study all existing facilities and create a plan that outlines what the City will need in the coming 20 years to keep up with the community.