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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Election 2015: Wimberley, Dripping Springs ISD Election Results

Marcos “Bob” Dussier won Wimberley’s only contested city council race while Carrie Fontana Kroll, Shannon O’Connor and Mary Jane Hetrick picked up Dripping Springs ISD trustee seats.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

TxDOT completes ‘interim’ fixes for U.S. 290 in Oak Hill

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed its reconstruction of three commuter-choked intersections along U.S. 290 West in southwestern Austin.

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.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

PEC hosting forum for board candidates

Pedernales Electric Cooperative will host a forum next week for candidates seeking one of three board of director positions up for election this year. Two of the board seats, Districts 6 and 7, cover large portions of...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

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.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

House says ‘I do’ to designating Dripping Springs as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

Legislators approved a proposal Wednesday by Republican Jason Isaac that would name Dripping Springs as the state wedding capital.

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.’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

H-E-B issues ‘precautionary’ recall of store-brand tortillas

UPDATED | The San Antonio-based company has also expanded its recall of products containing legume residue potentially dangerous to people who are allergic to peanuts.

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