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Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Hays County court-at-law judge’s DWI trial on the docket next week

UPDATED 6:05 p.m. MARCH 4 | Hays County Court-at-Law Judge David Glickler’s driving while intoxicated trial can begin as scheduled on Monday even though the arresting officer is out of the country and will not...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016: Hays County primary voters go for Cruz, Sanders

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Letter: Let’s restore, not remove, Cape’s Dam

EDITOR: Only people spending taxpayer dollars approve of massive surgical procedures without getting more than one opinion. Thus I was deeply disappointed Monday evening at “City Hall” when, after listening to almost three hours of one-sided presentation supporting the destruction of...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Q&A: Challengers want expanded role for Hays County Pct. 5 constable’s office

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Hays County Pct. 5 Constable Matt Mancillas says he limits his focus to a constable’s duties under the state constitution: To serve legal papers such as court summons and eviction notices and to...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

San Marcos utility bill fee to fund new ’Clean Community’ initiatives

The monthly surcharge — $1 for residential customers and $5 for businesses — was approved in December by the San Marcos City Council, which is now deciding how to allocate an estimated $375,000 in first-year revenue.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

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