The Hays County Free Press leads with an exchange in commissioners court over a petition by residents of the Oak Run West subdivision near Dripping Springs. The group is asking the county to take over their roads with a taxing mechanism that commissioners said could set a precedent for residents in other parts of the county. … Also in the Free Press, discussion continues of buying development rights for the 2,400-acre Dahlstrom Ranch, which the paper says amounts to one percent of Hays County’s total land mass. … Over in Wimberley, the Wimberley View reports (subscription required) , the city council voted to restrict beer and wine sales with 300 feet of a school or church, a recent San Marcos hot topic. … IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … The Dallas Morning News gave downtown San Marcos mixed reviews in a recent Travel section article. “San Marcos’ courthouse square is entirely lacking in glitz. Even a little sad-looking. But if you take your time, the square reveals its potential. Besides, you may need a hula hoop,” a reference to Paper Bear’s eclectic fare.
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