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Monday, December 20th, 2010

TCEQ drops three-county groundwater proposal

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has backed off a proposal to dissolve a western Hays County groundwater district and fold it into a three-county agency including portions of Travis and Comal Counties. However, the idea is not dead.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As election nears, Cobb, Barton take questions

Hays County voters are closing in on a decision between the two candidates for Hays County judge, San Marcos Republican Bert Cobb and Kyle Democrat Jeff Barton. Each answered the same set of questions posed by San...

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Mattis resigns as Kyle city manager after eight years

The Kyle City Council accepted the resignation of City Manager Tom Mattis after a two-hour executive session that ended after midnight Wednesday morning. Mattis, who served eight years in the position, will receive a payment of up...

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Kyle council could kick city manager off dais

A newly composed Kyle City Council will meet for the first time Wednesday night. One item on the agenda could be resolved with City Manager Tom Mattis being moved from the council dais.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

County soon to close on Dahlstrom land

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously last week to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dahlstrom family as a precursor agreement to a 22-year lease for 360 acres of the family's 2,253-acre ranch near...

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Hays High School recognized for water conservation

The pump at Hays High School was named 2009 "Permittee of the Year" by the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) for significant efforts to reduce water use.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

BS/EACD downgrades from critical drought stage

The board of directors for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) voted Thursday night to downgrade its drought declaration to a less restrictive stage.

Friday, June 12th, 2009

BS/EACD residents express drought concerns

Residents of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) expressed concerns during a pair of meeting on June 2 and 8 regarding the supply of groundwater if the current critical stage drought worsens.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

BS/EACD to hold town hall meetings on rule changes

The Barton Spring/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) will hold two town hall meetings to gather public input on proposed rule changes on management zones and drought management. The meetings will be on June 2 and 8.

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