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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

County funds four parks projects, taps 2007 bond

Hays County commissioners awarded $1,697,256 to four parks and open space projects Tuesday, all but drying up what remained of a $30 million parks and open space bond passed by the same court in May 2007. Among Tuesday's expenditures is $800,000 for the Trust for Public Lands, which seeks 589 acres to add to the 463-acre Purgatory...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

County funds Harrison Ranch, waits on the rest

During a 12-hour meeting last week, Hays County commissioners agreed to fund a share of the Harrison Ranch project in Dripping Springs, but decided to put off a decision about Purgatory Creek and 11 other projects now...

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hays County grows four percent in Census estimate

Census estimates of populations as of July 1, 2009, indicate that Hays County grew a little more than four percent in the year leading to that date. Buda was the fifth fastest growing city in Texas, while...

Monday, April 26th, 2010

County, feds to begin flood control study

Numerous governmental entities are involved in an effort to assess flood control in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Hays County commissioners are likely to kick in $390,000 for the effort.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Activist found guilty of violating sign ordinance during subdivision protest

A judge this afternoon found a Hays County activist guilty of violating the city of Dripping Springs' sign ordinance in a charge stemming from his protest of a residential subdivision.

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