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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 bidding for $1.6 million remaining from a $30 million parks bond passed in 2007.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Still no responses in Ficke suit against Ratliff, Tibbe

A former Hays County investigator alleging he was forced to resign due to a "political battle" between Sheriff Tommy Ratliff and District Attorney Sherri Tibbe seeks a broad range of damages. Tibbe and Ratliff haven't yet responded...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

'Blue' Hays County hides in voter 'enthusiasm gap'

The Republican sweep of Hays County voting boxes was the result not so much of a GOP wave as the disappearance of Democratic voters in 2010. The straight ticket Democratic voter was as likely as not to...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

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...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Buda police department assumes duties

The brand new Buda Police Department assumed law enforcement duties in the city Wednesday. The police department will cost the city about $700,000 annually, about the fee it paid previously for a dedicated patrol from the Hays...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Ratliff, Cutler, go into sheriff’s office issues

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff, a Democrat, was appointed to the office in December 2008 and now faces a challenge from Republican Gary Cutler. San Marcos Local News asked identical questions of the candidates in this interview.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Weekend: The paddle battle, pets in costumes

If you can't find anything to do this weekend, you just aren't trying. The Kyle Fair and Music Festival is loaded with music and carnival rides and cook-off excitement. There's also football, volleyball. more music and theater,...

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Precinct 2 commissioner candidates talk county issues

While Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton runs for county judge, two Kyle men are in the mix to represent the Buda and Kyle area on the Hays County Commissioners Court. Hays CISD Trustee Mark Jones...

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