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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Commisioners Court meets to discuss water conservation, development

With the Hays County area facing a period of drought the need for water conservation and land development was a heavily-dicussed topic during the Comissioner’s Court meeting Tuesday.The Court unanimously approved agenda items 22 and 23 giving the green light to expand Final Plat in the Mustang Valley Ranch subdivision in Wimberly. In addition to

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Motorcyclist Dies after I-35 Wreck

A 41-year old Corpus Christi man has died after suffering critical injuries in a one vehicle motorcycle wreck near the 202 mile marker on I-35 Saturday around 4:30 p.m.Alvin Byrd (DOB 10/03/1967) of Corpus Christi died Monday...

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

PEC offers used equipment through online auction

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is putting used equipment up for auction at, an Internet site that provides services to various government and quasi-government agencies and allows them to sell surplus items online. Items available for bidding may...

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Central Texas screenwriter places in top 10 percent at Austin Film Festival

Canyon Lake resident R.D. Wright is among the new crop of Texas screenwriters reaching for their artistic dreams in a state some say is less than accommodating to the film industry. Though he faces the drawback of...

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

PEC outlines proposed LCRA contract to public, Board

Pedernales Electric’s Board met Monday, Nov. 10, to discuss the Cooperative’s ongoing wholesale power contract negotiations with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The contract has been a primary focus of PEC’s Board and management team since April....

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Armed Forces Reserve Center to open in San Marcos

Within three years San Marcos will be home to a new Armed Forces Reserve Center. Funded by the Fiscal Year 2009 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act recently signed into law by President George W....

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Farewell ceremony held for Army Reserve members

Residents and city government officials joined military families Saturday morning in saying farewell to 22 members of the 363rd Quartermaster Battalion, an Army Reserve unit headquartered across the street from City Hall. The soldiers will join the...

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program announces schedule of presentations

The Recharge Facility Feasibility Subcommittee of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Plan (EARIP) announced to the EARIP stakeholders a schedule of presentations on proposed recharge projects and land stewardship options. Subcommittee Chair Steve Raabe of the San...

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Next Kyle Police Department community crime watch meeting is October 20th

The Kyle Police Department is inviting residents to the next “Community Crime Watch” monthly meeting to be held in the Kyle City Hall on Monday, October 20th, at 6:30 pm..The Kyle Police department has created the “Community...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

San Marcos man dies in motorcycle crash

A San Marcos man was killed late Tuesday night, September 30 after the motorcycle he was riding struck another vehicle in the 1900 block of the IH-35 West Access Road near Texas Avenue. San Marcos Police were...

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