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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays commissioners pass redistricting plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hays County commissioners court chooses redistricting plan

Hays County commissioners on Tuesday voted narrowly to redistrict the county in a way that splits Kyle into three commissioner precincts and removes from Precinct 1 almost all its current territory west of Interstate 35.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Cold case suspect arrested in Buda

Federal marshals and Hays County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Buda on Thursday who is wanted for a cold case murder charge in Bell County.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Drought conditions spark partial fireworks ban

As a result of Central Texas’ dehydrated weather conditions, Hays County extended a burn ban on Tuesday and prohibited the use of bottle rockets and similar aerial fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

CAPCOG’s ‘affordability’ study pretty close to meaningless

Kyle officials are trumpeting a new study by the Capital Area Council of Governments showing that theirs is the most affordable city in Central Texas. Meanwhile, San Marcos leaders are fighting claims that their city ranks dead...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The List: Central Texas city census comparison

The release last week of 2010 census data has regional tongues wagging. San Marcos's population came in at 44,894, much lower than the census bureau's own projections. New Braunfels grew 58 percent to 57,740.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Updated: Kyle, Buda area now more populous than San Marcos, census says

The population of San Marcos within the city limits is still greater than Kyle and Buda's combined population. But the two corridor cities now outpace the county seat in total population when nearby unincorporated areas are included...

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Holiday shopping brings record sales tax collections across county

The December holiday shopping season generated all-time record sales tax collections in San Marcos and across Hays County. Combined, sales tax collections in Hays County and its cities are up 11.5 percent from the first two months...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Buda to unveil historic marker for Antioch Colony

Originally settled by former slaves following the Civil War, the Antioch Colony, just west of Buda, was recently awarded a Texas Historic Marker to document its storied yet undertold history.

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