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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Storms wash out York Creek Road crossing

Flooding has washed out a low-water crossing on York Creek Road, forcing its closure until repairs can be made, Hays County officials said this week.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

No deal yet between Kyle, Mountain City on Anthem development

Two Hays County municipalities are looking for “mutually beneficial” terms under which Mountain City would yield more than 675 acres of current and future extraterritorial jurisdiction to the city of Kyle.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

H-E-B buys Nutty Brown Café property in north central Hays County

Despite the real estate deal, the iconic restaurant and music venue on U.S. 290 will not be closing any time soon. Farr said H-E-B told him the business could remain on the property as long as he...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hays County commissioners back GSMP funding in letter to San Marcos council

County leaders urge city leaders “to stay the course, to believe in our Partnership and its strategy, and to be dedicated to our goal.”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Tube rental, shuttle fee could fund law enforcement on San Marcos River

Revenue from the fee — statutorily capped at $3 per person — would be used to fund law enforcement and cleanup efforts on the river in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Texas sugarcane faces small but devastating foe

The red-streaked leafhopper, fifth of an inch long, can cause total crop failure when it bites into a sugarcane field.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Average Hays County home market value jumps 12.4 percent since 2014

The average home market value in Hays County increased 12.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, ranging from an 8.64 percent increase in San Marcos CISD to a 16.52 percent increase in Hays CISD.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

High-profile corner lot at FM 967, FM 1626 sells to New Orleans group

A New Orleans-based family trust has bought 2.73 acres at southwestern corner of the high-traffic FM 1626-FM 967 intersection where CVS Pharmacy is currently building its first Buda store.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court punts on major EAA water case

The murky rules for regulating groundwater pumping aren't going to get any clearer after the state Supreme Court declined to take a case that might have helped clarify when a property owner's right of capture can be...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Texas delegation scrambled over Pacific trade deal

Texans in Congress are trying to balance party loyalties, distrust of the president and the interests of their districts as they decide whether to give President Obama fast-track authority on a Pacific Rim trade deal.

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