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Monday, August 1st, 2011

Drought disaster loans available to small businesses

Hays County small businesses frustrated by drought and heat may be eligible for low-interest loans of up to $2 million to help make ends meet.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Michael Williams to seek Hays County congressional seat

Michael Williams, who jumped from the U.S. Senate race to the congressional race in the new CD-33 in North Texas, says he'll jump again: He's running for Congress in CD-25, a district that stretches from Tarrant County...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Jailhouse Rock gala to benefit historical restoration

Elvis will be in the building Sept. 24 to provide entertainment for the “Jailhouse Rock” fundraiser benefiting the 1884 Hays County Jail restoration project.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County jail to offer video visitation

Inmates at Hays County Jail will be able to visit with family and attorneys by video starting next March through technology similar to Skype, the Internet-based phone service.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hays County residents weigh in on redistricting maps

County residents who addressed the commissioners court at a public hearing on Monday appeared divided between support for two redistricting plans: One that would split much of Kyle between three precincts and another that proposes to include...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Mercury, SMLN announce merger

Parent companies of the most widely read news sources in San Marcos — and — have merged effective this week in a new venture with Barton Publications Inc.

Monday, July 25th, 2011

County recognizes non-agriculture 4-H participants

The Hays County Commissioners Court recently recognized young people who participate in 4-H programs other than the conventional programs like agriculture. “4-H is much more than raising and showing livestock,” the county's agriculture extension agent said.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Two county commissioners representing San Marcos hold open house today

Two of three county commissioners representing San Marcos are hosting an open house meeting today on redistricting. The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilliard Road Fire Station in San Marcos.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mobile veterans center offers free services at Hays County Courthourse

The Hays County Veteran Services Office and the Northwest San Antonio Vet Center sponsored a mobile outreach center on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse. The mobile vet center, a...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

County employees: San Marcos water is cleanest but ranks last on taste

City of San Marcos water is of a higher quality than nearby public water suppliers but tastes the worst, according to a recent survey by Hays County employees.

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