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Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Court accepts donation of land for Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Despite protests, county purchases 50 acres adjacent to Jacob’s Well

Hays County's plan to purchase of 50.199 acres adjacent to Jacob's Well came under fire last week from the deal's opponents, who include at least two incoming commissioners court members and some Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District...

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Weekend: Three days for swimmin', listenin' and rememberin'

Whether you choose a cement pond or a swimming hole, all the pools are open for business this Memorial Day weekend. There is also a farmer's market on the square, music, movies and Grease is the word.

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The List: County parks projects funded so far

A rundown of parks and preservation projects that have been funded as part of a $30 million bond package approved by Hays County voters in May 2007.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Conley proposes church tract buy as Blanco River trails, parks hub

Hays County and Wimberley officials are thinking about buying the First Baptist Church property for use as a one-stop campus for government and nonprofits and part of Cypress Creek parks belt.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

County leaders approve funds for Wimberley’s Blue Hole

Hays County commissioners voted this morning to dedicate $2 million in parks bond money for development of the Blue Hole Regional Park and Preserve.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

County springs for Jacob’s Well

County commissioners expended ten percent of their 2007 parks bond money for the preservation of Jacob's Well, one of Hays County's most esteemed landmarks.