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Friday, April 18th, 2014

County dedicates highway named for murdered trooper

Scores of state and local law enforcement officers gathered on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn this week to dedicate signage designating a 5.8-mile segment of Interstate 35 as the Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

State recognizes Hays County for financial transparency

State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office on Tuesday awarded the Hays County Commissioners court the Leadership Circle Platinum award, the state’s highest designation for financial transparency.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Walton Development names new regional president

Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick president of its South Central United States region.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Man shoots at firefighters then falls asleep with rifle, police say

Kyle police have arrested a man they believe fired at least one shot at firefighters early today in the Sunset Ridge mobile home park.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

PEC board candidates to make debut at April 24 forum

The Johnson City event will also include discussion of a ballot referendum on whether to elect board directors by single-member districts instead of current at-large voting.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Van de Putte plans San Marcos visit in bid to mobilize Hays County Democrats

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic Party’s nominee for Texas lieutenant governor, will rally volunteers visiting voters door-to-door on Saturday as part of an all-day effort to round up support in San Marcos and Kyle for the...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Buda teen surrenders in fatal Kyle stabbing

A Buda man charged with killing 20-year-old Ulisis Garcia of Kyle turned himself in to the Travis County jail on Tuesday. | WITH VIDEO

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a bigger — and...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

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