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Friday, May 27th, 2011

San Marcos split down the middle in new Senate map

Hays County Commissioners will deliberate their agendas in the county courthouse, which will be represented in the senate with a seat based in Laredo. Upon adjournment, they could walk across Hopkins Street for a drink at the Tap Room, represented by a senate seat based in San Antonio.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

PEC names new CEO

A Virginia utility co-op veteran will take the helm at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, co-op leaders announced Monday. The board of directors voted unanimously last week to hire R.B. Sloan Jr., formerly a utilities director for two...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Updated: Kyle, Buda area now more populous than San Marcos, census says

The population of San Marcos within the city limits is still greater than Kyle and Buda's combined population. But the two corridor cities now outpace the county seat in total population when nearby unincorporated areas are included...

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

ACC’s ace-in-a-hole

A lawsuit challenging Austin Community College’s entry into Hays County could die on a technicality, following a judge’s ruling that plaintiff Ray Wolbrecht must come up with a $3 million bond within ten days to keep the...

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Isaac’s first legislative vote: Present

Hays County’s freshly sworn in representative in the Texas House, Jason Isaac, started out the first day of his political life stuck between a rock and a hard place, and chose to abstain in his first controversial...

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Survey says: Hays County young, growing fast

Most locals intuitively know that Hays County is a young, fast-growing and increasingly diverse community. Now, a new set of data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau gives hard numbers to back up those hunches.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Lawsuit could cost ACC millions in federal funds

Delayed by a pending lawsuit filed by Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht, Austin Community College is missing out on more than $20 million in interest reduction from a recently-expired federal program and may have to scale back the...

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

CTMC, Seton welcome
first babies of 2011

Two Hays County families helped usher in 2011 with the birth of New Year’s babies. A Kyle couple gave birth to the first baby at Central Texas Medical Center, Vizente DeAndrez Gonzalez.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Kyle dentist’s suit seeks to invalidate ACC election

Austin Community College is facing a legal challenge from Kyle dentist Ray Wolbrecht, who argues that the college district failed to tell Hays CISD voters how much a successful annexation election could mean to their tax bills.

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