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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Commissioners call fireworks ban

On the recommendation of Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers, Hays County commissioners have called a burn ban, which they expect to run through the July 4 holiday.

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Holiday shopping brings record sales tax collections across county

The December holiday shopping season generated all-time record sales tax collections in San Marcos and across Hays County. Combined, sales tax collections in Hays County and its cities are up 11.5 percent from the first two months...

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Hays County looks to buy local LCRA water system

Concerned that a Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) water system serving a small part of Hays County might fall into private hands, Hays County commissioners are preparing a bid. LCRA officials say they have put $140 million...

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

County to state: Stop dragging on road projects

Hays County commissioners are calling on state and federal agencies to streamline the review process for road projects. For example, the county still hasn't received approval for improvements to FM 1626, which the county submitted to the...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Iraq vet walks country, arrives in San Marcos

An Iraq War veteran hiking 7,800 miles around the country to raise money for military families is in San Marcos this week. Troy Yocum spoke to the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday. He will be in town...

Monday, January 24th, 2011

County protests LCRA water systems sell-off

As the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) attempts to sell off its water and wastewater systems, Hays County commissioners say the LCRA is abandoning its mission to provide such services at low costs to residents in the...

Monday, January 17th, 2011

TxDOT to fund traffic signal before Hays County government center opens

Hays County commissioners learned last week that the Texas Department of Transportation will go ahead and pony up for traffic signals at Wonder World Drive and Stagecoach Trail in time for the opening of a Hays County...

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

County to hold session on water, wastewater planning

Hays County officials are putting together an assessment of the county's water and wastewater needs, and now they are seeking public input. The study focuses mostly on the areas west of Interstate-35.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

State GOP chair says contributions are 'dying'

Steve Munisteri, chair of the state Republican Party, met with a few hundred of the faithful Sunday night at the San Marcos Activity Center and said the national party is draining contributions from the state party, for...

Monday, January 10th, 2011

New commissioners court signals likely change

The former Hays County commissioners court spent at least $300 million on public projects, with most of the debt approved by voters. A new court seated last week will face spending issues of its own.

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