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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Storms wash out York Creek Road crossing

Flooding has washed out a low-water crossing on York Creek Road forcing its closure until repairs can be made, Hays County officials said this week.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

No deal yet between Kyle, Mountain City on Anthem development

Two Hays County municipalities are looking for “mutually beneficial” terms under which Mountain City would yield more than 675 acres of current and future extraterritorial jurisdiction to the city of Kyle.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

H-E-B buys Nutty Brown Café property in north central Hays County

Despite the real estate deal, the iconic restaurant and music venue on U.S. 290 will not be closing any time soon. Farr said H-E-B told him the business could remain on the property as long as he...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hays County commissioners back GSMP funding in letter to San Marcos council

County leaders urge city leaders “to stay the course, to believe in our Partnership and its strategy, and to be dedicated to our goal.”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Texas House passes bill to regulate Electro Purification well field

Expansion of the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to cover a section of unprotected groundwater in Hays County is one step closer to becoming law, according to a statement from State Rep. Jason...

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.

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Election 2015: Kyle City Council Election Results

Both Kyle City Council races on the ballot will advance to runoffs after no one won an outright majority in three-way contests.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

LCRA cuts big check for Woodcreek’s first public park

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded the city of Woodcreek a $21,325 community development grant to build the first public park in this bite-size golf course community.

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.

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