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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Fire marshal: ‘Improper burning’ caused 150-acre grass fire near Kyle

Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning said today that the 150-acre grass fire east of Kyle on Monday was caused by a resident improperly burning household garbage in a backyard.

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

What $131.4M in Hays County road bonds gets you

The Hays County Commissioners Court whittled a $352.6 million transportation wish list to $131.4 million during the course of an 11½-hour meeting on Tuesday. Here’s what made the cut.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hays County commissioners vote to fund Trinity Aquifer monitoring well

The Hays County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to pay $100,000 toward the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s (BSEACD) planned new monitoring well in the Trinity Aquifer near Driftwood.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With burn ban lifted, Hays County official reminds residents of still-missing flood victims

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county on Monday after days of rainfall eased wildfire conditions.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Conley hopeful Fischer Store Road crossing can be completed in 60 days

After a series of unforeseen delays, Hays County commissioners authorized County Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday to execute an agreement with private landowners that apparently makes way for installation of a temporary Fischer Store Road bridge over...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

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.”

Friday, January 9th, 2015

TxDOT beefs up plans for new Posey Road interchange in San Marcos

State and county officials have agreed to expand efforts to improve traffic conditions along Interstate 35 in Hays County, projects that include reconstruction of an interchange and overpass at Posey Road as well as 13 access road...

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hays County approves emergency repairs to vandalized flash flood sensors

The Hays County Commissioners Court today approved $103,412 for emergency repairs to vandalized or stolen equipment that have disabled flash flood warning systems at four low-water crossings in the San Marcos and Buda areas.

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