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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s base Hays County water policy on science, not guesswork

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley writes that he will ask the county judge and fellow commissioners to help fund an initiative to “develop the science and monitoring that we need to make informed decisions” about groundwater pumping from the Edwards and Trinity aquifers in Hays County.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Letter: ‘Rule of capture’ shouldn’t be absolute for commercial groundwater pumpers

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner WILL CONLEY writes that a for-profit company’s efforts to develop a commercial well field over an un-regulated patch of the Trinity Aquifer warrants ‘a great deal of concern.’

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

As new decade dawns, Hays County making wise investments

by WILL CONLEY The 2010 U.S. Census numbers are in and Hays County is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. Our current population is 157,500, up from less than 100,000 just one decade ago. With such...

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Hays County tax increase could have been avoided

GUEST COMMENTARY by WILL CONLEY Hays County property taxes are going up again, but they didn’t have to. In a four-to-one vote, the county judge and commissioners voted to add another 1.42 cents to the property tax...