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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Isaac jumps into EP water fight

With a four-bill cocktail, state Rep. Jason Isaac hopes to stop, or at last slow, a Houston-based company's plans to pump huge amounts of water from beneath Hays County.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mass meeting planned on Trinity Aquifer commercial pumping

The Hays County Commissioners Court has invited representatives from more than a dozen cities and regulatory agencies to what promises to be a packed public meeting Thursday on groundwater, particularly a commercial well field in the Trinity...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Hays County groundwater war brewing over Trinity Aquifer ‘no-man’s land’

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | A crack in Texas' mishmash groundwater regulatory framework is allowing a water company to pump a huge amount of water from underneath Hays County with virtually no oversight.

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.’

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in San Marcos, Kyle and New Braunfels

INTERACTIVE MAP | Central Texas municipalities and utilities are offering free Christmas tree recycling at locations in Travis, Hays and Comal counties.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

San Marcos CISD cheerleader scandal earns Texas Monthly’s ‘Bum Steer’ award

An eventful feud between two business owners in Driftwood also manages an “honorable” mention in the magazine’s annual recap of Texans run amuck.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hays County approves emergency repairs to vandalized flash flood sensors

The Hays County Commissioners Court today approved $103,412 for emergency repairs to vandalized or stolen equipment that have disabled flash flood warning systems at four low-water crossings in the San Marcos and Buda areas.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Hays County to light up courthouse with annual Christmas ceremony

Volunteers will also begin accepting donations for the Brown Santa gift drive on Dec. 2 in downtown San Marcos.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Election 2014: Hays County Live Election Results

We will post City of San Marcos results as they are released this evening by the elections administrator. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Headed into Election Day, Hays County voter turnout so far lowest since 2006

WITH INTERACTIVE MAP | Fewer Hays County residents cast ballots last month during nearly two weeks of early voting than in any general election since 2006. When polls closed Friday, 20,803 people had voted compared...

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